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ABOUT SAßNITZ

Sassnitz is a small seaside town, situated in the southeastern edge of Rügen, Germany's largest island, right next to the white rocks of Jasmund National Park. Rügen is just north of East Germany, former DDR. The zoo and the wildlife park are also famous.

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We visited Sassnitz as a day trip with the cheap Trelleborg-Sassnitz ferry (only 4 hours from Sweden). Many Swedes go there just to buy cheap alcohol, but the town is highly worth visiting with its hilly old town with resort hotels, beautiful mansions and a nice beach promenad with boats and fish restaurants. The natural setting is also beautiful with the national park, the cliffs and the sea surrounding it. There is also a very cool and modern curvy pedestrian bridge right above the shoreline. A few grey and neglect DDR buildings can also be found.

This short trip included some difficulties, since the area was actually very badly organized. At first we were trapped at the ferry terminal, that is 5km away from the city center. No bus went there anymore, so we had to walk without knowing were to walk. After a long walk along a trafficated road, we found a bus stop. Most places don't accept bank cards and we didn't find a single ATM. And we didn't find any exchange office, so without cash you are trapped. So it is highly recommended to carry a lot of cash and to go there by car if possible.


Click on the link below to read more and watch the pictures:


http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Sassnitz.html

TOWN CENTER:

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Sassnitz_City.html

PORT AND VIEWS:

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Sassnitz_Port.html
 

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Is there any reason not to? To be honest, when I came to this thread and saw no pics at all, I immediately left again.
The reason is that I wanted people to click on the link and see the pictures, because I wanted visitors to my website. :nuts: But I can post them here: :cheers:
 

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Lovely! Thank you for sharing!
Sassnitz is a great unique place and one of the few seaside resorts in Pomerania that isn't so overrun at all. Except when the Scandinavians come to loot the local liquor stores. ;)

But wait a second - you didn't even made it the few more meters behind the promenade to get to the magnificent chalk cliffs? :dunno:

Sassnitz from above, Rugia chalk cliffs of the Jasmund National Park to the right:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sassnitz_(2011-05-21).JPG


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kreidefelsen_nahe_Sassnitz_(2011-05-21)_2.JPG?uselang=de
 

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^^It is beautiful, but when we reached the point of the old town, we had to turn back (we walked the hillside) because we only had about one hour left for the ferrry.:) It was a daytrip and we lost a lot of time because of the horrible bus connections from the ferry...it took a lot of effort, time and energy to walk along the busy road about 2km to the nearest bus stop. I have heard there used to be a bus stop but it was cancelled and the ferry passengers were really frustrated! :bash:And there was no info available anywhere, the staff at the ferry couldn't speak english, luckily one in our company spoke german. So the whole daytrip become very stressful because of this....:eek:hno:
 
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