Sassnitz is a small town on the northeastern coast of Germany, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is best known as the gateway to the nearby island of Rügen, and is a popular tourist destination in its own right. The town is surrounded by forest and has a beautiful promenade along the harbor, which is lined with restaurants and cafes. Sassnitz is also a great place to go hiking or cycling, with plenty of trails in the surrounding forest. There are a few small museums in town, as well as a few beaches, but the main attraction is undoubtedly the natural beauty of the area.