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The Königsstuhl is the best-known chalk cliff on the Stubbenkammer in the Jasmund National Park on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. It lies at 118 m above sea level.
In 2004 the Königsstuhl was incorporated into the terrain of the Königsstuhl National Park Centre. It can be reached along a cliff top path, 11 kilometres long in total, that runs from Sassnitz to Lohme, or from the large car park in Hagen (in the municipality of Lohme) 3 km away. Since 2004, entry to the National Park Centre and hence access to the Königsstuhl has been subject to a charge.
The narrow yet massive granite steps, that lead to the plateau on the Königsstuhl, 200 m² in area, lie over the site of what is suspected to be a Bronze Age barrow. From the plateau is a sweeping view of the Baltic Sea. The Königsstuhl itself is best seen from the viewing point of Victoria View (Victoria-Sicht) to the south.
There is a legend that the name Königsstuhl ("King's Chair") goes back to an event in 1715 when the Swedish king, Charles XII is supposed to have commanded a sea battle against the Danes from this spot. The battle tired the ruler so much, such that he needed to take a chair.
However, the name Königsstuhl was used in a travel report by the vicar, Rhenan, in 1586, who had been tasked by the Pomeranian duke to find mineral springs, thus it is clear that it had been named much earlier.
According to a legend, the name is actually derived from a custom whereby in ancient times the person elected king was the first to climb the cliffs from the sea and sit in the chair on the top.
Sassnitz Wildlife Park
Sassnitz Wildlife Park (German: Tierpark Sassnitz) is a wildlife park in the borough of Sassnitz on the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen.
The park is open all-year round and covers an area of 2.5 hectares on the edge of the town of Sassnitz. About 250 animals of 60 species are kept in the park. These are predominantly native animals, but there are several exotic species as well. Sassnitz Wildlife Park is the only park of its kind on Germany's largest island. In 2001 it received 27,000 visitors.
In addition to a kiosk, which caters for visitors gastronomically, the park also has an open-air stage, a play park and a petting zoo. An educational trail offers information about native animals and plants.
Amongst the species kept are eagles, monkeys, Fallow Deer, Degu, Red Squirrel, Magpie, ducks, donkeys, owls, pheasants, trout, ferrets, fox, rabbits, Lynx, weasels, guinea pigs, coatis, horses, sheep, Snowy Owl, Eagle-owl, Tawny Owl, Wildcat, Wild boar, Gray Wolf, Zebra Finch and goats.
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Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide) Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The population at the end of 2006 was 10,747.
It is a well-known resort town, and is a gateway to the nearby Jasmund National Park. Sassnitz is home of Rügen's only zoo. The decommissioned British submarine HMS Otus was purchased by a German entrepreneur and towed to Sassnitz to be a floating museum. Sassnitz area is most popular for its famous chalk rocks which inspired artists as Caspar David Friedrich.
Things to See in Sassnitz
The base for the National Park Jasmund, Germany's smallest national park. The Königstuhl is the main tourist attraction of the park. At 118 m, it is the highest chalk cliffs of the park.
Jasmund Sassnitz zoo
Museum Gummanz chalk, chalk only museum in Europe, is located near Sassnitz near Sagard
Harbor City Area: The station has glass through the development of the new ferry Sassnitz
Cultural groups include the de Jasmunder Plattdänzer, a folk dance group of girls and boys (aged 6 to 18 years), the Youth Brass Band of the City of Sassnitz, Sassnitz the People's Chorus of 1964 and the Sassnitz Carnival Club from 1975.
Sassnitz Außenmole has the longest in Europe, with a length of 1450 m.
The present Town Hall was approved by the Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) architect Gustav Bähr designed Warmbad a to the citizens of the united community Sassnitz opened in 1910. At the main entrance, still remembers a picturesque glass painting at the earlier function of a bathhouse.
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More about the History of Sassnitz
In 1906, it the agricultural/fishing village Crampas and the fishing village of Sassnitz merged. The desire of many urban citizens for recreation at the lake resulted in a rapid and strong stimulation of the coasts of the Baltic and North Sea, as well as on Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide) in the late 19th Century. The beach promenade was constructed in the beginning of the 19th Century. The typical resort architecture with guesthouses and hotels suited the appearance of the place at this time. After the ferry and steamship lines Post Sassnitz, homes were also built around the area. In July 2007, a 274 meter long suspension bridge was opened to pedestrians, joining the city center,train station, Rügen Gallery, Kurhotel, and the main port.
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Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The population at the end of 2006 was 10,747.
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