For centuries, the harbor town of Sassnitz on the Jasmund peninsula was known as a small fishing village. When Johannes Brahms traveled to Sassnitz in 1876 to spend a summer here, the town was undergoing a transformation: fishing, a larger port and a railroad connection that soon followed made Sassnitz one of the most sought-after ferry towns and seaside resorts on the Island of Rügen. Today, the town presents itself to visitors with renovated resort architecture villas, beautifully decorated former fishermen's houses and the Sassnitz flower pots, a special form of flints. At a total of eight stations, visitors go on a journey through time on a city walk through Old Sassnitz to discover the eventful history and transformation from fishing village to leading Baltic resort with exciting anecdotes.
The walk lasts one and a half hours. Please register via the Tourist Service Sassnitz ( 038392 6490). The number of participants is limited.