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Hello, We would like to give you some information about the place Garz on the beautiful island of Rügen. Garz is the oldest and smallest town on the island of Rügen. the place is located in the south of the island, right on the German Aleenstraße towards Putbus. Garz located in the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Greifswald and rügischen coast. For the seeker of peace and nature, it is a tranquil place with cultural features. (Eg senior citizens Houses - date from the time after the great fire of 1765, the birthplace of the poet Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-district of Great Schoritz, Slavic Castle Wall is one of the best preserved in Germany) Garz has small shops, school, daycare, medical offices and a Protestant church of St. Peter and the Catholic Sacred Heart Church. Best regards from the island Friedemann Schur On Polte Busch 18574 Garz
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Hello, a few sentences to the city Garz on the island of Rügen. Garz is the oldest city on the largest island Deutschlands.Das Heritage Museum in Garz has many interesting treasures among other collected works of the born on Rügen local poet Ernst Moritz Arndt. The no, quiet town offers many excursions to all the sights of the island. It has also the There is possibility that polsierenden seaside resorts, such as Binz, Göhren, Sellin and Baabe to know lernen.Selbst king chair, it is not weit.Die Stralsund-gateway to the island of Rügen shall also be provided in the program. Yours sizes Günter and Hannelore Waterstrat
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    Garz Castle

    Garz Castle is a Slavic fort, of the type known as a burgwall, located southwest of the town of Garz on the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen. The earthworks have an oval shape, are about 200 metres long and 140 metres wide. There is an entrance roughly in the middle of the western side. Towards the lake of Garzer See to the south (in the direction of Renz) the ramparts are lower. It lies up to 15 metres higher than the town of Garz.

    The Garz fort is now a protected archaeological site. It ranks, in terms of size and degree of preservation, as one of the most important Slavic strongholds. Originally, it was confused with the castle of Charenza, which was been reported in historical chronicles. However, recent interdisciplinary research in 2004 and 2005 has shown that the fort at Venz (between Gingst and Trent onat the Neuendorfer Wiek) is much more likely to be the prince's castle and temple of Charenza, which was surrendered without a fight on 16 June 1168 to the King of Denmark Valdemar I and his army commander, Absalon of Roskilde, after negotiations had been held. This was one day after the conquest of the Jaromarsburg castle and temple site on Cape Arkona.



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Garz (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁts]) is a city in Vorpommern-Rügen district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The city is administered by the Amt of Bergen auf Rügen, in the city of the same name. In June 2004, the once self-governing community of Zudar on the peninsula of the same name was amalgamated into Garz. In January 2005, Karnitz was also amalgamated into Garz.

Garz (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁts]) is a city in Vorpommern-Rügen district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The city is administered by the Amt of Bergen auf Rügen, in the city of the same name. In June 2004, the once self-governing community of Zudar on the peninsula of the same name was amalgamated into Garz. In January 2005, Karnitz was also amalgamated into Garz.

Garz lies in the south of the island of Rügen, about 5 km from the coast. The area is low rolling hills, and the highest point is the Kanonenberg at 34 m. Garz is 22 km from Stralsund on the mainland, and 12 km from the district seat, Bergen auf Rügen. The following communities all belong to Garz/Rügen: Bietengast, Dumsevitz, Foßberg, Freudenberg, Glewitz, Götzlaffshagen, Grabow, Groß Schoritz, Karnitz, Klein Stubben, Kniepow, Koldevitz, Kowall, Losentitz, Maltzien, Poltenbusch, Poppelvitz, Rosengarten, Schabernack, Silmenitz, Swiene, Tangnitz, Wentorf, Zicker and Zudar.

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More about the History of Garz (Rügen)

The name Garz comes from the Slavic Gardec and means "fortified place" or "little castle". The town was thought to be the former princely residence Charenza, yet today that seems to be unlikely. The precursor of Garz was identified as the town of Ruyendal.

The castle was destroyed, together with the temple that was also here, by the Danes in 1168. Garz was raised to city in 1319 and thus is said to be the oldest city on the island of Rügen. It was an important trading centre in the Middle Ages. The city is moulded today, as in the past, by an agricultural economy.

In 1930, the diabetes researcher Gerhardt Katsch founded Germany's first home for the clinical and sociomedical treatment of diabetics in Garz. After the institution moved to Karlsburg in Vorpommern, an outpost of the Karlsburg Institute (Central Institute for Diabetes) stayed in Garz as a holiday spot for treating diabetic children over the summer holidays.

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Garz (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁts]) is a city in Vorpommern-Rügen district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The city is administered by the Amt of Bergen auf Rügen, in the city of the same name. In June 2004, the once self-governing community of Zudar on the peninsula of the same name was amalgamated into Garz. In January 2005, Karnitz was also amalgamated into Garz.

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