While Sylt is considered the ritzy island of Germany and Helgoland is Germany’s deep-sea island, Peter and I wanted a new experience and decided to opt for the island of Rügen one Easter weekend. Located in northeast Germany on the Baltic Sea, the island used to be part of East Germany. Rügen is both the largest German island by landmass and the number of yearly visitors. Between the resort architecture, charming seaside towns, sandy beaches, chalk cliffs, lighthouses, and the infamous Prora structure, there are so many historical things to do on Rügen! While Peter and I only had 24 hours on the island, we were able to tackle all the highlights (with plans on returning soon!).