Holiday complex on Rügen: will Prora be a normal seaside resort?

“I would never voluntarily spend a night here,” says Christian Schmidt from Sassnitz. “Great holiday apartments right on the sandy beach, we’ll be back,” enthuses a family from North Rhine-Westphalia. Welcome to Prora – no state-approved resort in Germany, perhaps even worldwide, is likely to polarize more. And that’s because of its history. Today the colossus is becoming a controversial vacation spot.