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From a grain of sand sculpture – the sand Festival on Rügen

There are many reasons, the largest island of in Germany to visit. Because Rügen offers both beautiful nature, an interesting story and healthy sea air. It doesn't matter, If you visited one of two national parks, snuggles up to read in a beach chair or discovered the culinary side of the island, is everything taken care of Rügen. For several years the island to an attraction is richer, the sand Festival in BINZ.

Back to the Middle Ages 2023

too 2023 have come back 28 international sand artists create a great exhibition. This time it goes to the Middle Ages to famous personalities of contemporary history such as Leonardo da Vinci, Robin Hood and Joan of Arc from knight tournaments and witch burning to scenic depictions of the fall of Rome. Of course, torture cellars are also allowed, City siege and an impressive church building are not missing.

Flora 2022

Also in the year 2022 there is again a beautiful sand sculpture exhibition in the Glass Palace in Prora. Now, for the first time, the complete hall for the 4.000 sqm large exhibition used. Since mid-March you can see the numerous works of art, those of 28 different sand artists were created, marvel at. Up to 8 m high paintings and sculptures from the field of plants and trees were made of 9.000 Tons of sand erected. “What a wonderful world” is the highlight this year. The exhibition is open daily by 10-18 Open.

Fairy tales from all over the world 2021

This year, the sand figure exhibition can be admired at a new location. In a huge glass hall on 4000 sqm in the new center / Fourth Street 4 in OT Prora can the fairytale world around Cinderella, rapunzel, Sinbad and many more.m. be admired.

New world record 2019

After the failure of the record “The world's highest sand Castle” in the year 2017, a new record attempt was launched in this year. Most 23. May 2019 the construction was begun. The 17 Metres high must be the Castle this time, Thus it is enough for the entry in the Guinness Book of world records. The current record is 16,68 Meters and was 2017 in Duisburg. This time will be more than 9000 Tons of sand required. Beginning of June 2019 then measure the artwork by the judges of the Guinness Book of records. 2017 rushed 5000 Tons within a few seconds. At that time, the object was built very steep, now the Fundment is wider. It is possible, the giant sand mountain measures 17,66 Meters, making it 98 Centimeters higher than the current record Castle in Duisburg. 11.000 Tons of sand were used. The work of art shall as a part of the Binzer sand sculptures exhibition up to the 3. November can be seen.

The world's highest sand Castle

The world's highest sand Castle

The entry in the Guinness Book of records and other information about the construction of the The world's highest sand Castle provides the following article in English language: Guinness world record.

Ephemeral works of art from sand

2010 was it so far, the seaside resort of BINZ invited visitors to the first sand Festival. Since then, this spectacle is an integral part of the Rügen event calendar. Between March and November, you can admire then subjects to annually changing artistic sand sculptures on the marquee. So could the visitors for example already stars from film and television, Marvel at the fairy-tale characters and also a diverse wildlife. And there was even a world record attempt already. So we ventured out because, to build the world's largest sand Castle. Viewers could watch the growth of the towers from the sun terrace.

Sand sculpture castle on the Lake bridge

Sand sculpture castle at the Lake bridge

Dutch sand on Rügen

A particularly interesting detail: The sand for the sculptures is extra imported from Holland, because this is to process scharfkantiger and better. First it must be pressed into blocks, which then caused the fantastic works. With saws, Blades and knives make them then to work the international artists and model the faces, Animals and buildings.

Fun for the whole family

Not only for adults, it is a special experience, to visit the sand Festival on Rügen, Children won't be bored here. After you have admired the sculptures together, You can specify the small newcomer equal hands. In its own area, children can try work on the sand blocks and create their own works of art. And dogs have to stay not at home, on a leash, they are welcome as visitors.

Sand Festival from March to November is open, daily between 10:00 and 16:30 Watch.

Admission prices 2023:

Adults: 12,50 EUR
reduced: 11,50 EUR (Pensioners and students)
Children (4 – 14): 9,50 EUR
Families Off 32,50 EUR

Last admission: 16.00 Watch
May be like dogs in the exhibition - on a leash of course.

Sand figure on the promenade of in BINZ

Sand figure on the promenade of in BINZ


The Sand Festival took place until 2020 on the festival grounds in Binz in the Proraer Chaussee (L29) Instead of. This road connects BINZ to Prora. To get from the Centre of BINZ, so you can find the festive meadow on the left near the train station. But since 2021 enter New Center / Fourth Street 4 in OT Prora into your navigation system.

More tips for BINZ:

Treetop path
Jagdschloss Granitz
Rasender Roland