Rasender Roland

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Rasender Roland
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,432 contributions
A clear, nostalgic MUST DO on Ruegen
Aug 2020
Going with the Rasender Roland, this nostalgic narrow-gauge railroad is an absolute must on Rügen. There is enough time to watch the shunting processes (e.g. in Putbus), to take pictures from the outside and inside. Attractive about this sight is that it is quite regular public transport, i.e. no overpriced tickets, but a scheduled service.
Interesting: one drives a lot through nature, deer within reach, demand stops, smallest level crossings and the loud, with bells announced entrance e.g. to Binz.
How long should you travel by train? Well, we decided for Putbus to Binz and back, which was long enough.
Unattractive is that you have to walk from the station Binz over one kilometer to the front part of the promenade of Binz, not an attractive road. Yes, also here there are the paid shuttles.
The mask obligation in the train is strict, did not have the impression so far that it was really controlled. It is also recommended to take the open wagon without roof for one of the rides.
Written September 2, 2020
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Trailing Nomad
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates176 contributions
A must do while on Rügen
Jul 2019
We had a great time riding with the train. My dad is originally from Rügen, so I grew up hearing about it and always wanted to ride on it. It did not disappoint. It's a real steam engine. You can smell it and you get black particles on your head if you sit in the roofless wagon. We had a lot of fun.
During high season, I recommend coming early to the station if you want a seat. It fills up quickly.

I just wish the destinations were a little more spectacular, but that's not the train's fault :-)
Written August 8, 2019
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smilgaki
London, UK2,030 contributions
Loved this little steam train
Jun 2019 • Couples
Adored this little steam train that runs between Binz and Goehren.

Most of the carriages are traditional ones with a roofless viewing one in the middle, which was amazing on a sunny day. There is a restaurant car also.

It felt like being on an actual toy train going through toy towns & villages and stretches of forest. Throughout there was the smell of the steam engine and train hooting.

Going from Baabe to Goehring was a steal at £2.20 per person (single)
There is a dedicated bicycle carriage too.

I read somewhere that the train runs every 2 hours but we found it to be leaving hourly (not sure what the explanation is).

You can buy the tickets at the station ticket office or on the train itself. Staff were very friendly.
Written June 18, 2019
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Jacek F
124 contributions
Must see !
May 2019 • Family
Excellent expierence. And very nice staff. The tickest fir the bike little be expencive but this is only one dissadvantages.
Written May 3, 2019
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Steve K
Sunshine Bay61 contributions
Great historic steam engine tour of Rugen Island on the Baltic coast.
Sep 2018
Embarked on this tourist steam train ride from Binz to Gohren & return, on the Baltic coast of North East Germany.. Nice old train, on a narrow gauge rail line - comfortable touring at a comfortable speed. Plenty of opportunities to breath in the coal fumes & take photos while on the move & at each station. Can get a little crowded at peak times during the summer months. The train also offers a dining car for on- board refreshments.
Written September 18, 2018
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Catherine I
Oxford, UK70 contributions
Good fun, strange pricing
Aug 2018 • Family
We really enjoyed taking the ‘Racing Roland’ train but found the pricing ( for 3) very strange - €19 and €13 for the same trip in different directions, and then €6 for a different trip but with the same number of stops as the two previous trips. None the less, wouldn’t have missed these journeys - it was great fun sitting in the open carriage watching the world go by.
Written September 3, 2018
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440philipp
St. Albans, UK14 contributions
Fun way to see the island
Aug 2018 • Couples
Regular steam train service with variety of carriages, bistro, open carriage etc. Took two trains and boat trip starting and ending in Binz fo €17 pp. Tip - if taking the boat trip sit on lower deck not open deck otherwise you risk getting soaked. Also cafe is downstairs.
Written August 21, 2018
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Rovingpublover
Great Malvern, UK354 contributions
Charming narrow gauge railway
May 2018 • Solo
A rather pleasing preserved railway which runs most days of the year for tourists visiting the island of Ruegen off Germany's north-east coast. Rolling stock is surprisingly spacious and you are free to stand or take photos from the open coach ends as you please. There's even a completely open vehicle if that takes your fancy, though the area typicallty is pretty breezy.

A minimum of two trains operates the basic two-hourly service between Putbus (connection to the main line railway system) and Goehren. At busier times, these are supplemented by a third train running between Binz ( a noted resort) and Goehren. A bit of a shame because the most interesting of the three towns is Putbus which has a wealth of architecture to explore.

Fares are reasonmable at Euros 22 for a return along the line or 23 for an all-day ticket for as many rides as you wish. The rides are comofrtable though very slow indeed by modern standards: the countryside either unremarkable or wooded. Younger family members may well find the complete journey too long, but railway fans will love it. All done with typical German efficiency and courtesy. Definitely worth a look.
Written May 7, 2018
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AMX280150
201 contributions
A Senior's remembrance of steam engines 50 years ago
Nov 2017 • Solo
Among steam afficionados, the "rasende Roland" provides an excellent trip down memory lane (late 50's up to mid-60's in rural Southern Germany). Even though it is a narrow-gauge railway, sights, sounds and smells were familiar. The smell was different, as I remembered a distinct difference in the smell of the coal and steam. The steam whistle was definitely coming from a steam locomotive, and steam output was quite impressive on this sunny day on the island of Ruegen (trip between Binz and Goehren).
Written November 22, 2017
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David L
Wechselburg, Germany165 contributions
Sightseeing.
Oct 2017 • Couples
I'm sorry. I am a crazed steam buff. I heard poop poop and had to track it down. It smells of sulphur. But its only a 2' 6" gauge. Absolutely marvellous. Do it again? If say so.
Written October 15, 2017
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