"To travel to Rügen is to travel to Sassnitz", can be read in the novel "Effi Briest". This story by Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898) is also set in this small coastal town, which later merged with the smaller farming village of Crampas. Sea, chalk and forest - a magical mixture is still extremely tempting today.
Sassnitz was once a small fishing village - today it is one of the most popular resorts on the Island of Rügen. Since 1998, the town has held the title of "state-recognized resort". Not least the famous Rügen healing chalk, which is offered in many hotels, has contributed to this. The town is a wonderful starting point for exploring the chalk coast with its breathtaking nature and for relaxing on the miles of fine sandy beach. Caspar David Friedrich also recognized the beauty of the beaches near Sassnitz, so he made some drawings of these very beaches.