Circus Putbus is surrounded by white classicist buildings in the traffic circle. In the center stands the 19 m high obelisk., © Tourismuszentrale Rügen
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The name Putbus is probably of Slavic origin and translates as "behind the lilac bush". In 1810 this place was developed by Prince Malte to a residence town in classicistic style with theater, pedagogy and white houses around the circus. A city from the drawing board with park and animal enclosure and rosebushes in front of every house.

When someone goes on a trip, he can tell a story, so the saying goes. Often, however, travels are also treasure troves of ideas that one takes home and pursues there. For example, the architecture of the English town of Bath inspired Prince Wilhelm Malte I to create a square in Putbus on the island of Rügen based on its model: the Circus Putbus. Classicist buildings line this round square, where all the streets converge. A strictly structured park fills the inner ring of the square, the center of which is marked by a 19-meter-high obelisk. The Circus Putbus is considered to be the last uniformly designed circular square in Germany. It was laid out from 1828 and by 1845 it had been surrounded with classicist white houses, which also gave the town the nickname "White Town".

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Karl's adventure village Zirkow

  • Open today
  • Binzer Straße, 18528 Zirkow

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Krimvitz manor house on the island of Rügen, © Gutshaus Krimvitz / Mirko Boy

Krimvitz manor house

  • Krimvitz, 18581 Putbus

The manor house was built in the middle of the 19th century and surrounded by a small well-kept park.

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Natural Heritage Centre Rügen (Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen)

  • Open today
  • Forsthaus Prora, 18609 Ostseebad Binz OT Prora

The Natural Heritage Centre Rügen with treetop path and experience exhibition is open 364 days a year so that you can experience and get to know nature all year round.

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Harbour of Lauterbach

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18581 Lauterbach

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Ernst Moritz Arndt House

  • Dorfstraße, 18574 Groß Schoritz

The place owes its special fame to the university professor, writer and publicist Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769 - 1860), who was born here.

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Manor house Zicker

  • Zicker, 18574 Zudar

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Störtebeker distillery

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  • Alt Reddevitz, 18586 Alt Reddevitz

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Island toboggan run with slide tower, © Paul Dehn

Rugard adventure world

  • Open today
  • Rugardweg, 18528 Bergen auf Rügen

In the forest area around the Erst-Moritz-Arndt-Turm, young and old can enjoy sport, fun and nature in the Rugard Adventure World - tobogganing at any time of year, slides, go-karting, minigolf, trampoline, nature trail, open-air stage, legendary places and monuments as well as a hotel with restaurant - all this in a geographically and biologically very interesting forest area.

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Rugard with Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower

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  • Rugardweg, 18528 Bergen auf Rügen

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Pleasure workshop Binz

  • Open today
  • Strandpromenade, 18609 Binz

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Sand sculptures exhibition Prora

  • Open today
  • Vierte Strasse, 18609 Prora

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Granitz hunting lodge

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  • Jagdschloss Granitz, 18609 Binz

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The classicist theater of the city of Putbus., © Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Theater Putbus

  • Markt, 18581 Putbus

The classicist theater from the beginning of the 19th century still delights its visitors.

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Flint fields in the nature reserve Schmale Heide

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18546 Sassnitz OT Mukran

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Brasserie & Bar Loev

  • Hauptstraße, 18609 Binz

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