Located directly on the famous chalk cliffs, the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre offers its visitors a varied and weather-independent experience for the whole family, which is something very special at any time of year.

Peak season means large numbers of visitors to the Jasmund National Park, especially at lunchtime. For a relaxed stay with us, we therefore recommend that you visit the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre in the morning or after 3 pm. Then you will have enough time to take advantage of all our offers on our premises in peace and quiet and avoid long waiting times.

TIP: No matter what time you want to visit us, use our online tickets for guaranteed admission. Please note that the selected time slot only defines the time of admission to our grounds and does not represent a reserved visit time to the adventure exhibition as an individual offer. The duration of your visit is not limited within our opening hours.

Opening hours

We are open for you every day of the year.

We are only closed on Christmas Eve (24 December).

November to March 10 am - 5 pm
April, May, September, October 09 - 18 h
June to August 09 - 19 hrs
Last admission exhibition 1 hour before closing time
Last admission to the multivision cinema 20 minutes before closing time

Journey

The Jasmund National Park is located in the north-east of the island of Rügen. It borders the harbour town of Sassnitz to the south and the municipality of Lohme to the east.

The national park is a hiking area.

You can therefore only park in the neighbouring villages directly at the entrances to the protected area.

Regular buses run from there to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre.

The UNESCO World Heritage Forum hiking base near Sassnitz can only be reached on foot or by bike.

All further information on the various travel options can be found below.

You are on your way ...

Start by travelling to Sassnitz railway station on the island of Rügen.

From there, bus no. 23 operated by Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern Rügen (VVR) will take you directly to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre (bus stop "Königsstuhl").

If you prefer to go to the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, simply get off a little earlier at the bus stop "Abzweig Welterbeforum" (formerly "Abzweig Waldhalle") and walk just under 2.1 km from here to the little forest sister.

From the north of the island of Rügen, you can reach the national park by taking bus no. 14 to the large Hagen car park. From there, you can take the shuttle bus number 19 directly to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre.

Passage not permitted for cars

For nature conservation reasons, only coaches and VVR public transport are permitted to drive through to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre. Please understand this.

Wheelchair users with a blue parking sticker are exempt from this regulation.

There are two designated parking spaces for wheelchair users directly on the turning loop in front of the centre.

Large car park in Hagen

The large Lohme car park in Hagen is about three kilometres from the Königsstuhl and is subject to a charge.
From there, you can either take the low-floor shuttle bus line 19 or line 23 (also low-floor) directly to the Königsstuhl approximately every 15 minutes or use the well-developed hiking trail (approx. 3 km).

Address for your navigation device:

Großparkplatz Hagen
Stubbenkammerstr. 57
18551 Lohme OT Hagen
T. +49 38302-9412 or +49 38302-88855

Car park at the national park in Sassnitz

On the outskirts of Sassnitz there is a paid car park at the national park. From there you can also take a low-floor bus (line 23) of the VVR (bus stop "Abzweig Welterbeforum"/formerly "Abzweig Waldhalle") to the Königsstuhl. From here, the UNESCO World Heritage Forum is also only a short walk away (approx. 2.1 km).

Address for your navigation device:

Parkplatz am Nationalpark
Stubbenkammerstr.
18546 Sassnitz
T. 038392-680

Explore Jasmund's hiking trails and adventure paths

You can walk from Sassnitz to the Königsstuhl on the award-winning Hochuferwanderweg trail (approx. 8 km). Depending on your fitness level, you should allow around 3 hours for this. You will be rewarded with magnificent views of the chalk coast. However, the path is not barrier-free. Please always wear sturdy footwear and observe the national park's path regulations.

You will also pass the UNESCO World Heritage Forum along the way. You can take a break here after a third of the route and find out more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the free exhibition.

From Lohme, the Hochuferwanderweg also leads to the Königsstuhl (approx. 4 km). Hike through the beautiful beech forest and along the legendary Hertha Lake. You will also pass by here if you use the well-developed and barrier-free hiking trail from the large Hagen car park (approx. 3 km). Allow about 45 minutes for this.

Cycle path to the KÖNIGSSTUHL

A gravel cycle path across the beautiful national park has been available since 2019. Use it to cycle directly from Sassnitz via the Hagen car park to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre (approx. 12 km).

You can also cycle to the UNESCO World Heritage Forum. Follow the route from the Sassnitz "Parkplatz am Nationalpark" car park.

Please note that these are the only authorised cycle paths for cyclists in the national park. All other paths are reserved for walkers only. This applies in particular to the heavily used high shore path along the chalk coast.

Certified since June 2023

Travelling for all

"Reisen für Alle" is the nationally valid label for accessibility. The KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre is the only excursion destination in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to have been tested and certified as (partially) barrier-free for all seven groups of people in accordance with the quality criteria.

Detailed information by category and all test reports can be found on the official "Travel for All" website. Simply follow the link.

Reisen für Alle

We want to provide all our guests with a unique experience of nature and knowledge in the Jasmund National Park. It is therefore very important to us to break down barriers and create an experience for everyone with all our innovations.

How to reach the Königsstuhl:

  • Arrival via low-floor buses operated by the Vorpommern-Rügen transport company from the large Hagen car park, or alternatively use the well-developed hiking trail
  • Two parking spaces for guests with the blue EU parking permit directly in front of the National Park Centre, which you can drive up to directly as an authorised person
  • Accompanying persons of severely disabled persons (labelled B on the pass) receive free admission

At the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre, we offer disabled guests various opportunities to participate:

At the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre, we offer guests with disabilities various opportunities to participate:

  • Travelling in the adventure exhibition also in easy language, on the media guide in German sign language and a descriptive audio tour for the blind
  • Video films with subtitles
  • Barrier-free Skywalk Königsstuhl with views of the Baltic Sea, cliffside forest and chalk cliffs
  • Floor guidance system and tactile plans for the house and outdoor area

Frequently asked questions

There are two parking spaces for severely disabled persons directly at the center, but this requires the blue EU parking permit, which must be visibly placed in the windshield. We cannot accept reservations for these spaces. If both are occupied and you have to park in the large Hagen parking lot: The shuttle bus from the parking lot is a low-floor bus that is also suitable for wheelchairs.

For nature conservation reasons, only coaches and public transport are permitted to drive through to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center. The nearest public parking lots are located in Hagen and Sassnitz. You can find more information on this in our travel tips. Excluded from this regulation are severely disabled persons who have the blue EU parking permit. For this purpose, we have two parking spaces directly next to the entrance to our premises. Please note that we cannot reserve these spaces.

Dogs are allowed on VVR buses. Please note that you must purchase a separate ticket for your dog. Furthermore, according to the VVR conditions of carriage, dogs may be transported either in a container or only with a lead and muzzle. All conditions of carriage can be found here.

You can reach us directly by bus line 23 from Sassnitz (starting stop: Sassnitz bus station) or by bus line 19 from the large Hagen parking lot (starting stop: Hagen parking lot). From the north of the island of Rügen, you can reach the national park by bus line 14, which will take you to the large Hagen parking lot, where you can change buses. The destination is always the bus stop "Königsstuhl". For your exact connection and the associated price, please take a look at vvr.verbindungssuche.de You are welcome to use the combined tickets (KÖNIGSSTUHL ticket, shuttle ticket, 3-in-1 ticket), which we offer together with VVR and the large parking lot.

Please note: If you are a holder of the Breege-Juliusruh spa card and can therefore take advantage of the bus-free offer on the Jasmund peninsula, take line 14 to the Königsstuhl junction and change there to line 23 (direction Königsstuhl). Shuttle bus 19 is excluded from the bus-free offer.

If you are a holder of the Breege-Juliusruh spa card and can therefore take advantage of the bus-free offer on the Jasmund peninsula, you can of course also travel on the harbor bus line. Just make sure that you use the bus stop Abzweig Königsstuhl to change between lines 14 and 23 for your arrival and departure. The shuttle bus 19, which stops in Hagen, is excluded from the bus-free offer, but you can of course also get on line 14 directly at the Sassnitz bus station or at the Hagen parking lot after a hike.

The buses are operated by Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Rügen. We have no control over prices and times - at vvr.verbindungssuche.de you will find the connection search, which will also tell you the corresponding price for your route.

The large Lohme parking lot in Hagen is about three kilometers from the Königsstuhl and is subject to a charge. From there you can either take the shuttle bus line 19 directly to the Königsstuhl or use the well-developed hiking trail (approx. 3 km).
Address for your navigation device:

Large parking lot Hagen
Stubbenkammerstr. 57
18551 Lohme OT Hagen
T. 038302-9412 or 038302-88855

On the outskirts of Sassnitz there is a paid parking lot at the national park. From there you can also take a bus (line 23) of the VVR (bus stop "Abzweig Welterbeforum"/formerly "Abzweig Waldhalle") to the Königsstuhl. From here, the UNESCO World Heritage Forum is also only a short walk away (approx. 2.1 km).
Address for your navigation device:

Parking lot at the national park
Stubbenkammerstr.
18546 Sassnitz
T. 038392-680

There are two parking spaces for severely disabled persons directly at the center, but this requires the blue EU parking permit, which must be visibly placed in the windshield. We cannot accept reservations for these spaces. If both are occupied and you have to park in the large Hagen parking lot: The shuttle bus from the parking lot is a low-floor bus that is also suitable for wheelchairs.

Yes, we have toilets on both basement floors in the old and new buildings. You will also find our baby changing room in the toilets in the new building. You can reach the disabled toilet via the elevator in the old building.

It is more important to us to give all guests access to our offer, rather than just offering discounts. To this end, we have been working on constantly optimizing our offer since opening and have been able to include further offers for various impairments since winter 2022/2023. Therefore, there is no discount for the severely disabled. If you have a B on your ID, we offer free admission for your accompanying person. You can find all further information on accessibility here.

The KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center offers a barrier-free visit. Elevators provide access to all rooms of the exhibition for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users (accompanied by the exhibition supervisor). The center is also equipped with several disabled toilets. The shuttle bus from the Hagen parking lot is also a low-floor bus suitable for wheelchairs.
The outdoor area has low-threshold paths and the Skywalk has been designed to be barrier-free. It therefore provides a barrier-free view from this point on the chalk coast for the first time. Please note that there is an incline at the entrance to the site, which unfortunately cannot be adapted for topographical reasons. We recommend that you are accompanied here. Since the winter of 2022/2023, we have also been offering a guidance system for the blind in the house and have supplemented our exhibition with audio tours for the blind, in easy language and German sign language. Further information on our accessibility can be found on the Travel for All website.

For the first time in centuries of history, the Skywalk offers you the opportunity to experience the old views such as the Victoria View and the Fire Rain Rock without barriers. There are also new views into the depths, the cliffside forest and an overhead view of the Königsstuhl and the Königsgrab, a barrow from the Bronze Age.

Yes, we have toilets on both basement floors in the old and new buildings. You will also find our baby changing room in the toilets in the new building. You can reach the disabled toilet via the elevator in the old building.

Yes, our cloakroom and lockers are located in the basement of the new building. Please note that we accept no liability for your valuables.

Our in-house bistro is open every day and offers you a varied and fresh selection of hot and cold food and drinks. If you are coming to us on foot, it is advisable to pack some provisions for the way. If you eat something on the way to us, please always take your garbage with you.

Important information: Our bistro is currently being renovated. Nevertheless, refreshments are available, our food trucks are open daily.

No. Since 2018, the descent at the Königsstuhl has been completely dismantled. However, there are official descents along the Hochuferweg in Lohme, on the Kieler Ufer, at the Piratenschlucht and Sassnitz. We recommend only using these for occasional visits to the beach and always continuing the hike above the cliff for your own safety.

If you start your hike from Sassnitz, our little forest sister, the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, awaits you after around 40 minutes. In addition to rest areas with toilets and snacks and a children's nature playground, there is also a small free exhibition about the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe".

Yes, of course you can bring your four-legged friend with you. Please note that dogs must be kept on a lead in the protected area. If you use a bag for your dog's waste, please dispose of it in the waste garbage cans at the national park entrance, at the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center or at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum. Please do not dispose of the bags in the forest!

The Hochuferweg, which connects Lohme and Sassnitz, leads directly along the chalk coast in the national park and is around 12 km long in total. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and take something to drink with you. Do not underestimate the difference in altitude and stay on the marked path. If you want to go down to the boulder beach, please use the official descents for your own safety. We recommend that you only use these for occasional visits to the beach and always continue your hike above the cliff for your own safety.

The motto in a national park is: Take nothing and leave nothing behind. That is why collecting flowers, mushrooms and even fossils is not permitted. Enjoy your find, take a photo and then leave it behind. You are also welcome to read all the rules of conduct on the Jasmund National Park homepage.

You can no longer get directly onto the Königsstuhl chalk cliff. The historic viewing platform directly on the rock, which has existed since the 19th century, has been closed since 25.09.2022 and has been rebuilt. Nature can now unfold freely here again.

Yes - the Jasmund National Park is freely accessible to everyone. A 12 km long coastline and various designated hiking, cycling and riding trails through Jasmund's beech forests await you. Please stay on the designated paths to protect nature. Only our National Park Center, which also includes the view from the Skywalk Königsstuhl, is subject to an entrance fee in the form of a day ticket. This includes the entire environmental education offer of the center.

Just under 2.5 km from the harbor town of Sassnitz on the Hochuferweg, you will find the "remains" of the Wissower Klinken. The chalk coast is a dynamic landscape and is constantly changing its appearance. After a major natural erosion in 2005, the Wissow Cliffs lost their typical shape, which had characterized them for centuries.

Before you enter the national park, you are welcome to use the public toilets in Lohme, at the large Hagen parking lot or in Sassnitz. In the national park you will find public toilets at our little forest sister, the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, which can also be used independently of the opening hours of the hiking base (€0.50 per visit). The toilets on our premises are reserved for our guests.

The motto in a national park is: Take nothing with you and leave nothing behind. Everyone is therefore encouraged to take their garbage home with them. If there were more garbage cans along the hiking trails, there is a risk that animals would see them as a source of food and could become ill as a result. Wind could spread the garbage and the more garbage cans there are, the more likely it is that people will dispose of their private garbage in the middle of the forest. For this reason, garbage cans are not placed anywhere in the area. There are only garbage cans at the entrances to the national park and at our two buildings (National Park Center and UNESCO World Heritage Forum), as these are regularly checked and emptied.

No. Our little forest sister can only be reached by bike, horse or on foot. For special events, we also provide a small shuttle bus from Sassnitz (bus stop: Welterbeforum) in cooperation with local public transport.

If you start your hike from Sassnitz, our little forest sister, the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, awaits you after around 40 minutes. In addition to rest areas with toilets and snacks and a children's nature playground, there is also a small free exhibition about the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe".

Yes, it is possible to pay by debit and credit card at the cash desk as well as in the store and bistro. Please note, however, that there may be technical problems with the payment providers on busy days.

The exhibition is suitable for children aged four and over, as we also offer a special exhibition attraction for our younger guests. They experience the tour together with our little mascots Mimi and Krax, a mouse and a raven. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On average, you can plan a good 3 to 4 hours for a visit to our site. If you are hiking to us from Lohme, Hagen or Sassnitz, please allow extra time accordingly.

We always prepare all our offers in such a way that they are interesting for a wide age range. We also have special offers for children, such as the Mimi and Krax round trip in the adventure exhibition, our short children's tours or vacation programs. You can also take advantage of our family ticket. Up to two adults and all their children between the ages of 6 and 14 can be included for €25.

It is more important to us to give all guests access to our offer, rather than just offering discounts. To this end, we have been working on constantly optimizing our offer since opening and have been able to include further offers for various impairments since winter 2022/2023. Therefore, there is no discount for the severely disabled. If you have a B on your ID, we offer free admission for your accompanying person. You can find all further information on accessibility here.

Yes, that is possible. On the one hand, you can buy the ticket for the day of your visit directly in our online store and use the fast lane on site. You can also purchase a voucher in advance from our partners and their advance booking offices (including hotels and tourist information offices) on the island or buy combined tickets on the buses and at the Hagen parking lot. With these you can also use our fast lane at the ticket office entrance.

We understand that the creation of public toilets is extremely important, but we always ask for your understanding that we - like the vast majority of other tourist businesses - are unable to offer public toilet facilities, as the cost would be enormous and unaffordable for us as a non-profit organization. However, as it is also important to us, we will continue to lobby public authorities for the creation of freely accessible toilets near the visitor center. There are already public toilets at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, which can also be used independently of the opening hours of the hiking base (€0.50 per visit).

Yes - Since 2018, guests whose primary residence is on the island of Rügen or Hiddensee have free admission to the grounds and our daily offers. Please show your identity card at the cash desk.

Yes, we are open for you 364 days a year, including Christmas, New Year, Easter and Whitsun. The only exception is 24.12. - on this day the National Park Center is closed.

We also welcome our animal visitors! You do not have to pay an extra entrance fee for your dog and they are allowed everywhere on the site. The only exception is the adventure exhibition and the World Heritage Cinema (except for assistance dogs). The reason for this is the cramped space and lighting conditions, which can cause discomfort for animals. While you enjoy the exhibition, your dog can rest at the shady dog bar and fortify itself with fresh water. Dogs must of course be kept on a lead - for the safety of the forest inhabitants and other guests.

Our daily standard offer includes our adventure exhibition on three floors, World Heritage cinema, daily guided tours, special exhibitions, discovery stations, climbing playground and the view from the Skywalk Königsstuhl. Seasonal events on the site and various hikes complement the wide range of environmental education on offer. There is a bistro for refreshments and a store with various souvenirs.

Dogs are allowed on VVR buses. Please note that you must purchase a separate ticket for your dog. Furthermore, according to the VVR conditions of carriage, dogs may be transported either in a container or only with a lead and muzzle. All conditions of carriage can be found here.

If you are a holder of the Breege-Juliusruh spa card and can therefore take advantage of the bus-free offer on the Jasmund peninsula, you can of course also travel on the harbor bus line. Just make sure that you use the bus stop Abzweig Königsstuhl to change between lines 14 and 23 for your arrival and departure. The shuttle bus 19, which stops in Hagen, is excluded from the bus-free offer, but you can of course also get on line 14 directly at the Sassnitz bus station or at the Hagen parking lot after a hike.

Easily connect two excursion destinations on Jasmund. The route of the line allows you short distances between the stops and excursion destinations and therefore more parking options for your car.

The buses are operated by Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Rügen. We have no control over prices and times - at vvr.verbindungssuche.de you will find the connection search, which will also tell you the corresponding price for your route.

It is best to use the parking facilities in Bachstraße Sassnitz near the Rügengalerie, the parking garage directly in the town harbor or the parking lot at the end of Sassnitz. From all parking areas you have short distances to the bus stops.

Bachstraße parking areas → closest bus stops: Bus station
Parking garage Stadthafen → closest stops: Stadthafen
Parking lot at the end of Sassnitz → densest stops: World Heritage Forum junction

The harbor bus line runs under the number 23.

The KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center has an educational mandate from the state to inform visitors to the national park about the features of the protected area and its habitats. We present this in various ways on our premises and want to show more than just a view. By including all offers in one ticket, we simplify the visit for our guests to our site. Otherwise, splitting the offers into tickets would require more checks. As a non-profit organization, we finance ourselves entirely through admission and also maintain the infrastructure of the site, including the viewing platform. For those who just want to enjoy the view, there are many free alternatives in the Jasmund National Park along the 12 km long Hochuferweg.

You can no longer get directly onto the Königsstuhl chalk cliff. The historic viewing platform directly on the rock, which has existed since the 19th century, has been closed since 25.09.2022 and has been rebuilt. Nature can now unfold freely here again.

From the Skywalk, you have the opportunity to look down on the rock from above and observe the traces of erosion on the cliff. You can see the Königsstuhl in its entirety from the Victoria View or from the water on a boat trip.

For the first time in centuries of history, the Skywalk offers you the opportunity to experience the old views such as the Victoria View and the Fire Rain Rock without barriers. There are also new views into the depths, the cliffside forest and an overhead view of the Königsstuhl and the Königsgrab, a barrow from the Bronze Age.

The chalk coast is a dynamic landscape and is marked by erosion every day. The passage to the Königsstuhl, the Königsgrab, a megalithic tomb from the Bronze Age, is a section of the chalk coast that is very susceptible to erosion. As a safe access route could no longer be guaranteed for the future, a new platform was built. As this was designed to be suspended, it also allows the chalk cliff to be completely relieved so that it can once again become an undisturbed natural area. Further information about the Skywalk can be found at www.königsweg-rügen.de