Rügen’s Kleinbahn, or
narrow-gauge railway, runs from
Göhren to Putbus.
First constructed in
1895, the train moves at the stately speed of 30
kilometers per hour (18 mph). Was that considered a blistering pace
back then? If so, it would account for the fact that the rail
came to be known affectionately as Rasender
Roland. “Rasender” loosely translates “Racing,” or perhaps
“Raging.” In any case, this speed demon is one of the more interesting
things to do on the island, and a must if you are traveling with kids.
a practical way to get to Jagdschloss
For most of the year,
the trains run between Putbus and Göhren, and for
three months in the peak summer season the line is extended a short
distance beyond Putbus to the
harbor at Lauterbach Mole. Along the way there are stops at Ostseebad Binz, Ostseebad Sellin and
other resort towns. For more detailed information and schedules, check
out the Rasender Roland website (http://www.rasender-roland.de)
in German or here
via Google Translate.