Sellin

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Sellin
Sellin Pier
Sellin Pier
Coat of arms of Sellin
Coat of arms
Sellin   is located in Germany
Sellin
Sellin
Coordinates: 54°23′N 13°41.5′E / 54.383°N 13.6917°E / 54.383; 13.6917Coordinates: 54°23′N 13°41.5′E / 54.383°N 13.6917°E / 54.383; 13.6917
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Mönchgut-Granitz
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Liedtke (Selliner Wählergemeinschaft)
Area
 • Total 14.33 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,439
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18586
Dialling codes 038303
Vehicle registration RÜG
Website www.sellin.de

Sellin is a municipality on the Island of Rügen, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

History[edit]

Villa Vineta (1902), Wilhelmstraße - typical resort architecture of German Baltic Sea spas
spa town of Sellin from the air - with the Sellin Pier stretching into the Baltic Sea

First mentions of Sellin date to 1295. From 1880 on, the town quickly gained importance as a Baltic Sea spa town. After the Wende in 1989, the building stock in the village was extensively renewed. In 1992, Sellin Pier was rebuilt and was officially opened on April 2, 1998.

Culture and sights[edit]

Wilhelmstraße, with its splendid houses from the resort architecture period (turn of the 19th and 20th century), runs up to the steep coast, up to 30 metres high - where there is a steep flight of steps or a lift to Sellin Pier or the promenade on the South Beach (Südstrand).

Sellin has the longest pier on Rügen: 394 metres. Since 1991 the historic centre has been thoroughly renovated as part of a programme of urban development; the appearance of the village has improved markedly.

Other sights are the Galerie Hartwich in the old fire station (Feuerwehrhaus), the Amber Museum with its associated workshop and the Gnadenkirche. The Sellin Amber Museum was founded in 1999 and is the only one on Rügen.

The lake of Schwarzer See in the Granitz also belongs to the municipality and has been designated a strict nature reserve.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Sellin at Wikimedia Commons