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.
Prince Wilhelm Malte and Putbus
The city looks as it does, thanks to Wilhelm Malte, the Prince of Putbus, who lived from 1783 – 1854.
King Karl XIV Johan Bernadotte promoted him to governor of Swedish Pomerania in 1813.
Wilhelm Malte built a castle in Putbus and made the famous Hunting Lodge in Granitz. 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.