article - Binz

Binz is the largest seaside resort on the German island of Rügen.

For the Kriegsmarine tanker, see MV Binz. For the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, see BINZ (zoo). For the coachbuilder, see Binz (vehicles).
Municipality in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Aerial view of Binz

Coat of arms
Location of Binz within Vorpommern-Rügen district


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Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen

  Mayor Karsten Schneider

  Total 25.22 km2 (9.74 sq mi)

7 m (23 ft)

  Total 5,488
  Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 038393
Vehicle registration RÜG

It is situated between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the Schmachter See (a lake) in the southeast of the island. To the north of Binz stretches the Schmale Heide (the “narrow heath”), a tongue of land which joins the Muttland region of Rügen to the Jasmund peninsula. The land to the south and east of Binz is hilly, reaching a height of over 100 metres above sea level.

Binz is famous for its charming and well-kept historical resort architecture and the natural scenery, close to the Jasmund National Park and its chalk cliffs.

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Binz lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See. North of Binz is the Schmale Heide, a neck of land that links the Muttland – Rügen’s central region – with the peninsula of Jasmund. East and south of the municipality, the land is rolling, in the southeast, in the Granitz, the land climbs to just over 100 m above sea level (NN). The resort of Prora belongs to Binz.

Precipitation diagram of Binz

The annual precipitation is 611 mm and is relatively low, falling within the lowest quarter of values within Germany. At 23% of the weather stations of the German Met Office lower values are recorded. The driest month is February, the most rain falls in July. In July 1.9 times as much precipitation falls as in February. Precipitation varies very little and is very evenly spread throughout the year. At only 10% of weather stations are lower seasonal variations recorded.

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