Charming Putbus on Rugen Island, Germany

Putbus on Rugen Island in Germany


Putbus, with its unique character, is a nice outing for a change from the beach resorts on the island of Rugen.

There are white houses and a nice park that offers a lot of history.

As you wander around be sure to read the interesting signs on the houses that tell you about that building’s history.

There’s actually something on nearly every house.


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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.

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