With the WebCam you get a few live impressions of the Binzer pier, the beach, as well as the entire Binzer Baltic Sea bay. The WebCam is located below the Kurhausplatz and covers an approx. 180 degree viewing angle. It pans from the northern beach with a view towards Prora and Sassnitz across the Baltic Sea and ends in the direction of the southern beach with a view of the pier.
If you walk from the pier up the Binzer pedestrian zone ('Hauptstrasse'), then in about 8 minutes walk the Pension ANKER awaits you at Schmachter See. We offer rooms and apartments with breakfast.
You start at the rear exit of the pension area, directly on the shore path of the Schmachter See.
This leads directly to the Schmachter See Promenade Square with seating and a beautiful view over the entire lake.
Continue in the direction of the church to the beginning of the pedestrian zone, about 3 minutes from the Pension Anker and about 5 minutes from the WebCam.
Around the main street the center of Binz has formed. From here you can get to many important locations in Binz.
Formerly called 'Wilhelmstrasse', the street was fortified as early as 1889. Until the extensive reconstruction in 2007 with a new fountain at the turning point in front of the pier, the main street was still passable by car. After that, the street was redesigned as a pedestrian zone.
At the end of the pedestrian zone you will come across the newly designed pier square. Here begins straight ahead the pier of Binz and left and right the beach promenade. On the more than 4 km long promenade you always have a view of the Baltic Sea and the beach. It leads along sophisticated villas, which are characterized by the building style of the spa architecture.
On the left side of the sea bridge square you cross the Kurhausplatz, where also the WebCam has its location in the pavilion directly at the Kurhausplatz wall. In summer, concerts, artistic performances and events are held here to entertain vacationers. A little further on, the promenade passes hotels and restaurants, as well as small stalls, especially in the summer. The promenade continues from here for more than 3 km to the north of the Binz Bay and is connected to Prora, a district of the municipality of Binz directly in the center of the Proraer Wiek.
The right side of the beach promenade ends after about 700 m at the so-called fishermen's beach, because here the few remaining Binzer fishermen have their boats. With the WebCam this beach section can be seen behind the pier at the very end.
Behind the fishermen's beach the Binzer bay ends and at the same time the fine sandy beach changes into a stone beach with large boulders. Here begins the steep coast with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Southeast Rügen. The landscape changes and is characterized by high and dense beech forests and a wild coastal landscape, which is subject to constant change by the sea surf. From here a beautiful hike to the Baltic resort Sellin is worthwhile. The shorter path leads a little inland and partly directly along the edge of the cliff. The longer and scenically more spectacular path leads directly along the stone beach of the cliff. Here you have to walk along all the twists and turns and inlets of the coastline and you need good shoes and good condition, because the path is blocked from time to time by large boulders.
If you continue straight from the pier square, you will reach the 370m long Binz pier. At the end, the ships dock for the pier traffic between Sassnitz, Binz, Göhren and Sellin or for a trip to the chalk cliffs of Rügen. The pier traffic and the train connection with the 'Rasender Roland' can be combined very well with a hiking tour to or from Sellin. For those for whom a hiking route to Sellin and back would be too far (2 times 3-4 hours), a boat trip to the Sellin pier is an option, and then the hike in the direction of Binz on foot.
If you look to the right of the end of the Binz pier back in the direction of the Kurhaus, you will see a pavilion in the middle on the Kurplatz wall. Here is the location of the WebCam with which you can have a good look at the ship berth.