The Wittow Peninsula ( formerly Witt mouth) is the northernmost part of the island of Rügen. It is bounded by the Baltic Sea in the north and east, the Wieker Bodden in the west and the Great Jasmund in the south and east. The name Wittow could be derived from the old Slavic word VITU for profit.

A land connection there is only across the narrow spit of Schaab to the peninsula Jasmund. Wittow but is also accessible via the car ferry at Wieker district Wittower ferry. To the west of the peninsula is the Bug peninsula. It is the longest sandy hook Rügen with about 8 kilometers in length and only about 1,500 meters wide, is largely in private property and may not be entered. A part of the peninsula is located in Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park. The northernmost point is located Wittows the Gellort, about 1 km north- west of Cape Arkona. He is also the northernmost point of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. At the foot of Gell location is the Seven Schneider Stone, the fourth largest boulder of Ruegen. The peninsula is dominated by the cliff in the north and the shallow lagoon area in the south. The wind- exposed location Wittow is also called wind country.

On Wittow are the four municipalities old churches, Breege (including with Juliusruh ) Dranske, Putgarten and Wiek. They were organized by 2005 in the Official Wittow, whose administration was located in the Old city based district Lanckensburg. Today the Wittower communities belong to the Official North of Rügen.


The average air temperature at Cape Arkona is 7.9 ° C, on average falling 521 mm of precipitation per year.