We bring nature‘s secrets to light.

Travel through time to the genesis of the Jasmund Peninsula and experience the Ancient Beech Forest UNESCO Heritage Site via spectacular pictures in the multi-vision cinema.

So much good entertainment - it was exciting and educational at the same time. We are really impressed by the Visitor's Centre!

Sophie Haller, Dresden

A virtual tour through the KOENIGSSTUHL National Park Centre

Discover us on Ruegen‘s chalk coast

Whether you are an adventurer, researcher or romantic – our exhibit is tailor-made for you! You can visit our many aquariums, a real iceberg and the multi-vision cinema showing the UNESCO World Heritage film „ The Migration of the Ancient Beech Forests “ with Dirk Steffens.

Time travel over four storeys

The interactive exhibition „We bring nature‘s secrets to light“ is at the heart of the Visitor's Centre experience. On four storeys, visitors move through acoustically staged rooms and are playfully introduced to the secrets of the Cretaceous landscape. And the best thing is: every time traveller gets an audio guide and earphones – even the children! While the theme for the adult audio guide is „curiosity“, children are guided through the exhibition with amusing stories told by Mimi, the mouse and Krax, the raven.

  • You are entering the wormhole

    It is dark, sand trickles through the towering hourglass. What are 6 ...

    Wormhole

    You are entering the wormhole

    It is dark, sand trickles through the towering hourglass. What are 6 million years of human existence on the earth - only the blink of an eye in the course of the history. After 69 million years the timepiece comes to a standstill. Welcome to the Cretaceous!

  • You dive into the warm and shallow sea

    The water column before you is full of microscopic marine ...

    Cretaceous seas

    You dive into the warm and shallow sea

    The water column before you is full of microscopic marine invertebrates with "chalk" shells that slowly sink to the seabed. Primordial inhabitants of the Cretaceous seas swim by.

  • You enter the chilly ice age

    A glacier made of real ice protrudes from the wall and deposits ...

    Ice age

    You enter the chilly ice age

    A glacier made of real ice protrudes from the wall and deposits erratics at its margins. The brave at heart can squeeze under a suspended glacial erratic.

  • You are sinking deep into the Baltic

    The rays of sunlight break obliquely on the water surface and envelope ...

    Baltic Sea

    You are sinking deep into the Baltic

    The rays of sunlight break obliquely on the water surface and envelope you in a blue-green light. You are surrounded by the sounds of the Baltic Sea and its fauna.

  • You are strolling along a rocky beach

    The waves make a tinkling sound as they roll over the flint stones.

    Rocky beach

    You are strolling along a rocky beach

    The waves make a tinkling sound as they roll over the flint stones.

  • You are climbing up the chalk cliff

    The reds of the early morning sun reflect off the chalk cliffs. Dark ...

    Chalk cliff

    You are climbing up the chalk cliff

    The reds of the early morning sun reflect off the chalk cliffs. Dark layers of flint become visible in the white chalk, majestic beech trees weather the storm and an eagle presides over the landscape. This is a scenery that has long inspired artists.

  • You are descending into the earth

    Here it is dark and warm and smells of humus. In the shine of torches, ...

    Under ground

    You are descending into the earth

    Here it is dark and warm and smells of humus. In the shine of torches, you can discover creepy crawlies in the soil. A narrow tunnel allows our smallest visitors crawl in even further.

  • You are approaching a meadow

    Having arrived on the meadow, take a moment to relax. Slowly, you ...

    Meadow

    You are approaching a meadow

    Having arrived on the meadow, take a moment to relax. Slowly, you become a part of the hustle and bustle of life between the blades of grass, and can enjoy the „stage performance“ on the forest clearing.

  • You are arriving in freshwater habitats

    With the push of a button it begins to rain, the water then seeps into ...

    Freshwater habitats

    You are arriving in freshwater habitats

    With the push of a button it begins to rain, the water then seeps into the ground, only to reappear in a small creek and finally flow into the ocean.

  • You are sitting under a gnarly old beech

    The tree towers majestically overhead, witness to centuries long gone. ...

    The beech tree

    You are sitting under a gnarly old beech

    The tree towers majestically overhead, witness to centuries long gone. It has experienced much and could tell countless stories - some good, some bad.

  • You are roaming through the Ancient Beech Forest

    Up above a watchful pine martin darts along the branches. A spider ...

    Beech forests

    You are roaming through the Ancient Beech Forest

    Up above a watchful pine martin darts along the branches. A spider spins its web across the path. What is that bird with such a wonderful song?

  • You are caught off-guard by night-time in the forest

    The trees are transformed into enormous grey shadows. All is quiet, ...

    Night-time in the forest

    You are caught off-guard by night-time in the forest

    The trees are transformed into enormous grey shadows. All is quiet, and then suddenly - a sound!

  • You awake in a wonderful forest scene

    There are no paths, no signs, no traces of human activity, and yet you ...

    3D forest picture

    You awake in a wonderful forest scene

    There are no paths, no signs, no traces of human activity, and yet you are familiar with these surroundings. No wonder – you are in your historic habitat: Jasmund with its primeval forest relicts.

  • You are seeking shelter from the forces of nature

    A violent storm is brewing: Trees fall, lightning strikes, rain pounds ...

    Forces of nature

    You are seeking shelter from the forces of nature

    A violent storm is brewing: Trees fall, lightning strikes, rain pounds in the ground. But all this lasts for just a moment – soon calm returns.

  • You are taking part in the cycle of life

    Trees grow and perish. Forests reach maturity and give new life. These ...

    Life‘s cycle

    You are taking part in the cycle of life

    Trees grow and perish. Forests reach maturity and give new life. These processes have long inspired poets and philosophers.

  • You are visiting the world‘s national parks

    They still exist, the last vestiges of untouched nature. Often only ...

    National parks

    You are visiting the world‘s national parks

    They still exist, the last vestiges of untouched nature. Often only tiny areas remain – as in Jasmund National Park. Jasmund is one of the smallest national parks in the world and requires our very special protection.

  • You are taking stock under time‘s pendulum

    Time passes interminably. The course of nature remains beyond our ...

    Time‘s pendulum

    You are taking stock under time‘s pendulum

    Time passes interminably. The course of nature remains beyond our grasp, this visit has imparted lasting memories.

  • You are reflecting upon the seasons

    Dynamic lighting and celestial music accompany you to the end of the ...

    Seasons

    You are reflecting upon the seasons

    Dynamic lighting and celestial music accompany you to the end of the exhibition. You have returned to the present.

Visitor‘s Centre
Opening hours
Easter to 31 Oct  | 9 am - 7 pm
1 Nov to  Easter | 10 am – 5 pm

Admission
Children 6-14 years |  €4.50
Adults |  €8.50
Families (2 adults + children) |  €17.00

Information and reservations

KOENIGSSTUHL National Park Centre
Sassnitz on Ruegen
  +49 (0)38392 6617 66
  info@koenigsstuhl.com


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