The BfN on the island of Vilm
How to choose your train:
Please look for train connections to Lauterbach/Mole at Rail travel information
to Station Lauterbach Mole (Rügen):
via Hamburg: Rostock - Stralsund - Bergen/Rügen
via Berlin: Stralsund - Bergen/Rügen
via Malmö: Sassnitz - Bergen/Rügen
Arrival by car:
You can reach the island Ruegen from Stralsund by crossing the Ruegen dam or the new Ruegen bridge. Ruegen is only 3 hours away from Lübeck, Hamburg and Berlin. New motorways ensure excellent connections.
We recommend the following routes:
From the direction of Lübeck / Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein
From the A 1 via the Lübeck intersection onto the Ostsee-Autobahn ( Baltic motorway ) A 20 until you get to the Stralsund / Insel Rügen exit, then follow the four-lane slip road (B 96 n) and the Stralsund bypass. Take the exit “Hafen/Ozeaneum”, carry on and cross the old Ruegen dam. Immediately after the dam turn right for the direction Garz/Putbus. In Putbus follow the signs to Lauterbach.
From the direction of Berlin
Coming from the west follow the A 24 until you reach the Wittstock motorway triangle, then take the A 19 until the Rostock intersection from where you can follow the A 20 in the direction of Stralsund. (Stralsund/Insel Ruegen exit)
Coming from the east follow the A 11 until you reach the Uckermark intersection. Then take the A 20 in the direction of Stralsund (Stralsund/Insel Ruegen exit)
Take the exit “Hafen/Ozeaneum”, carry on and cross the old Ruegen dam. Immediately after the dam turn right for the direction Garz/Putbus. In Putbus follow the signs to Lauterbach.
From the direction of Poland
Via the A 11 Stettin - Berlin motorway and the Pomellen border crossing to Germany. Continue to the Uckermark motorway triangle, then take the A 20 in the direction of Stralsund/Neubrandenburg until you come to the Neubrandenburg-Nord exit; from there follow the B96 slip road, then take the B96 to Stralsund and the Stralsund bypass.
Take the exit “Hafen/Ozeaneum”, carry on and cross the old Ruegen dam. Immediately after the dam turn right for the direction Garz/Putbus. In Putbus, follow the signs to Lauterbach.
Either via Stralsund on the B 96 national trunk road - Bergen - Putbus to Lauterbach, or
immediately after crossing the Ruegen dam (Rügendamm), turn right heading for Garz - Putbus and continue to Lauterbach.
Current closing times for the Ruegen dam are:
02.20 - 02.50 hrs*
05.20 - 05.40 hrs
08.20 - 08.40 hrs
12.20 - 12.40 hrs
15.20 - 15.40 hrs*
17.20 - 17.40 hrs
21.20 - 21.40 hrs
In Lauterbach parking is available in our visitors' car parks (see location map). Although there is a pay machine, parking for INA guests is free of charge. However we cannot assume liability for any vehicles parked there. We advise visitors not to make their journey by car, particularly during the peak tourist season in summer.
Arrival by air:
Via Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Malmö or Rostock-Laage airports. Train connections to Lauterbach depart from all these airports ( Rail travel information)
From Trelleborg (Sweden) to Sassnitz/Mukran
From Gedser (Denmark) to Rostock
From Klaipeda (Lithuania) to Sassnitz/Mukran
From St. Petersburg (Russia) to Sassnitz/Mukran
Telephone numbers for taxis in:
Stralsund: +49 3831 292000 oder 39 33 33
Bergen: +49 3838 252627
Sassnitz: +49 38392 3030
Putbus: +49 38301 339
Boat crossing to the island of Vilm:
The crossing from Lauterbach to the island of Vilm is only possible in our boat, and takes 10 minutes. Our ferry, the "INA" makes the crossing to a fixed seasonal timetable which is coordinated with connecting trains. Travelinformation incl. timetable for the ferry for printout (pdf file)