The "Traitor's House" near Groß Stresow

The "Traitor's House" in Groß Stresow., © Tourismuszentrale Rügen
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The "Traitor's House" commemorates the battle between Prussia, Denmark and Sweden (Nordic War) at Groß Stresow.

During the sea landing of the combined forces of the Prussians and Danes, according to tradition, Johan Meußling - a man from Groß Stresow - showed the fleet under Prussian King Frederick William I the way through the Rügen Bodden and ashore with a bed sheet on his house roof. The Swedes were only temporarily driven away from Rügen at that time, but the Stresower's house got the nickname "traitor's house". The original traitor house was demolished about 30 years ago. In the new building, typical for Rügen, which after the half-timbering, got a pipe roof and bricked walls with old bricks thrown by villagers themselves, the Stresower show their history in an exhibition. In front of today's museum stands the statue of Prussian King Frederick William I. To commemorate the great victory over the Swedes, Frederick William IV had one of the "Prussian Columns" with the larger-than-life statue of the Prussian King Frederick William I (1688-1740) erected on a hill in Stresow in 1855. In 1991, the 15-meter-high "Stresower Preußensäule" was dismantled due to the threat of collapse. Only after 23 years, the last of the two Prussian columns was erected in 2014.

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Das "Verräterhaus" bei Groß Stresow

Dorfstraße
18581 Groß Stresow


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