Sagard

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For the unorganized territory and hamlet in Canada, see Sagard, Quebec.
Sagard
St. Michaelis church of Sagard
St. Michaelis church of Sagard
Coat of arms of Sagard
Coat of arms
Sagard   is located in Germany
Sagard
Sagard
Coordinates: 54°31′N 13°33′E / 54.517°N 13.550°E / 54.517; 13.550Coordinates: 54°31′N 13°33′E / 54.517°N 13.550°E / 54.517; 13.550
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Nord-Rügen
Government
 • Mayor Aenne Sahr (Die Linke.)
Area
 • Total 27.93 km2 (10.78 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,410
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18551
Dialling codes 038302
Vehicle registration RÜG
Website http://www.ruegen.de/sagard.html

Sagard is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

History[edit]

Sagard is first mentioned in 1250 as Zagard. The name of the municipality of Sagard comes from the Slavic and means something like stockade or fortified settlement. This points to a Slavic burgwall from the 12th Century that was formerly sited here, but has since been levelled.

Around 1750, there were the beginnings of a health resort. In 1795, the pastor, Heinrich Christoph von Willich, and his brother, the country doctor, Dr. Moritz von Willich, opened a Spring, Bathing and Leisure Institute. The bathing facility lasted until about 1830. Today the Historic Brunnenaue Park (Historische Parkanlage Brunnenaue) recalls the former idyllic spa park with its promenades, fountains and bath houses.

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