Semper Forest Park - witch forest and cripple beeches.
With the construction of Semper Castle in Lietzow on the island of Rügen around 1920, the forest park was also created. The approximately 38-hectare park is located in the Semper Heath and offers magnificent views of the large Jasmund Bodden with its high bank path. From 1963 to 1990, Semper Castle and many outbuildings were used as a training center and recreation home for police officers. Today it is privately owned. From 2000 to 2003 the reconstruction of the forest park according to the historical model was carried out by the Landschaftspflegeverband Ostrügen. For the International Garden Show 2003 in Rostock it shone in new splendor as an outdoor location. Today the forest park with cascade ponds, rhododendron avenue and 100-year-old oaks invites you to discover. A rarity are the so-called Süntel beech trees, a rare mutation of a beech. They are also called "witch beeches" because of their bizarre growth.