Tourism on the Baltic island of Rügen is doubtless one of the success stories of the German reunification. Since 1989, Germany's largest island has been steadily regaining its deserved status as a holiday destination. Seaside towns such as Binz, Sellin, Göhren and Sassnitz sound as if they come from the times of the Kaiser, when Rügen was the preferred summer resort of Berlin's gentry. The typical, seaside-resort architecture, which is influenced by Art Nouveau and characterises the atmosphere of these places, also dates back to this era. Fortunately, entrepreneurs and caterers turned up, who, recognising the value of this heritage, awoke many a sleeping beauty from its 100-year sleep or rescued it from ruin.