Places in Rügen Island
Putbus appears like a mirage from the middle of modest farming villages. At its heart lies a gigantic circular 19th-century plaza, known as the Circus, which has a 21m obelisk at the centre. Sixteen large white neoclassical buildings – some in better shape than others – surround it. Nearby, the 75-hectare English park is filled with exotic botanical species.
The symbol of ‘Ostseebad’ Sellin is its Seebrüucke (pier), an ornate, turreted pavilion sitting out over the water at the end of a long wooden causeway. The original pier was built in 1906. It's had a checkered history since: the not-terribly attractive modern pier you see now is somewhat modelled on a 1927 version.
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