"Stubbenkammer" &"Jasmund National Park" (Rügen)
Rügen's landmark and most popular attraction: the Limestone Cliffs near Hagen in the National Park Jasmund. The partly more than 100 m high Limestone Cliffs, the most popular are the Koenigsstuhl (right) and the Wissower Klinken (left), offer a fascinating view from the land.
In 1818 the painter Caspar David Friedrich painted the Chalk cliffs on his picture "Kreidefelsen auf Rügen" (Limestone cliffs at Ruegen) .
Putbus is the last European town built in classical style. It is famous for the huge Schlosspark, the Street Circus and the Rasender Roland (a steam locomotive operating between Putbus and Göhren).
The Hanse city of Rostock has a population of 220,000. It is the largest city in the federal German state of Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
In the Middle Ages, Rostock was a member of the Hanse League for centuries and one of the most important handling junctions for trade with the whole of Europe, particularly Scandinavia.Related to:
Schwerin is situated in the southwestern part of the Federal State Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. With about 110,000 inhabitants it is the second largest city of the state. On an island in Lake Schwerin is idyllically situated the fairytale castle, the landmark of the town.
Schwerin was first mentioned in 1018. After 1358 the city served as the capital of Mecklenburg.Related to:
- Castles and Palaces
- Museum Visits
The Hanseatic town of Stralsund is situated in Mecklenburg West-Pomeranian’s northeast. The town was founded in 1234 by the duke of Rügen. Stralsund played an important role in the war of the Chamber of Commerce against Denmark, after it became a part of the Hanse. After the futile siege of Stralsund by Wallenstein in 1628, the city was extended to a fortress. In 1648 it became a part of Sweden, whose government for Vorpommern had its residence in Stralsund. In 1936 the dam to the island of Rügen was built, a firm connection to the island. The city of Stralsund was heavily destroyed because of air raids in 1944 and Stralsund was handed over without combat at May 1st, 1945.
Today, Stralsund is an important shipyard town.
The small sea port is situated at the mouth of the Barthe River. It is the gate to the peninsula of Zingst. Of regional importance has always been the fishing port. Barth was founded about 1200 and developed into a sea port. During the 16th century Barth has been the temporary residence of the Pomeranian dukes, but has always been in the shadow of the mighty Hanse Town Stralsund. In 1588 the first Low German bible was printed in Barth.
The seaside resort Warnemünde is located 10 km (6 mi) north of Rostock. It was an old fishermen village in former times.
Warnemuende was bought by Rostock's city council in 1323, because of its' access to the Baltic Sea. During the 1930's, Warnemuende became the site of the defence industry and of the "Warnow-Werft" – shipyard. Today, Warnemuende is a popular destination for tourists because of its white sandy beaches and the beautiful buildings, especially the lighthouse and the “Teepott", with its unusual roof.
Greiswald, located in northeastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, is a lovely town of about 60,000 inhabitants. The town's market place (pictured) is just awesome; I guess it is the most beautiful one I've seen so far. Also worth a visit is the so-called "Museumshafen" at the Ryck River which is about a 10 minutes' walk away from the city centre.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Study Abroad
The island of Ruegen is Germany's biggest island. It's most famous for its so-called "Kreidefelsen"/chalk cliffs (pictured) which are located in Jasmund NP, near Sassnitz.
Other must sees on Ruegen are the seaside resort of Binz with its beautiful kurhaus and Stralsund (which is actually not exactly on Ruegen).Related to:
- National/State Park
- Family Travel
The island of Usedom is Germany's most eastern island. A small part is even Polish. We took the bridge in Wolgast to get there but I guess there are further possiblities to reach the island.
Usedom is a very popular holiday destination for people from the Berlin area and is becoming more and more popular all over the country. Not only does the island offer some great beaches, but it's also interesting from an architectural point of view. When strolling through the towns you'll find many lovely old buildings which used to be holiday homes of the "high-society" of Berlin etc. Also, Usedom is a great place for bird-watching!Related to:
- Family Travel
Zisterzienser Monks settled down here in 1199 and build their abbey. In 1248 people settled down around the abbey and founded the town "Oppidum Gripheswaldis".
Famous became Greifswald as birthplace of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich (Sept. 7 1774).
Today, it has about 55,000 inhabitants and is an important university town.
Bergen, also called "Capital of Rügen", is the biggest town on Rügen. Situated in the centre of the island you can easily reach every destination on the island within half an hour.
Saßnitz is a small industrial town on the eastern coast of Rügen. The town centre is a mix of new and old buildings with small stores and bars. The main attraction is the old harbour.
This over 700 years old town is one of Germany's most popular sea resorts. Landmark are the Sea-Bridge and the Wilhelm Street.
I stayed in Zingst three weeks for an internship. Most of my spare time I travelled around or laid on the beach.
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