Prince Wilhelm Malte and Putbus
The city looks as it does thanks to Wilhelm Malte, the Prince of Putbus, who lived 1783 – 1854.
He was promoted to governor of Swedish Pomerania 1813 by King Karl XIV Johan Bernadotte.
Wilhelm Malte built a castle in Putbus and he also had the famous Hunting Lodge in Granitz in Granitz built too. However, Castle Putbus was destroyed by the East German regime after World War II.
In the park lies Castle Church which has an exhibition of pictures and stories about the castle, showing you what it once was like. The park contains the statue of Prince Wilhelm Malte of Putbus facing the place where his palace once stood.
Outside the church there are often some deer that make for a nice attraction.