Sassnitz

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Sassnitz
Hotels at Sassnitz beach promenade (seen from the pier)
Hotels at Sassnitz beach promenade (seen from the pier)
Coat of arms of Sassnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Sassnitz within Rügen district
Sassnitz in RÜG.PNG
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRügen
Government
 • MayorDieter Holtz
Area
 • Total46.45 km2 (17.93 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total10,747
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18546
Dialling codes+49(0)38392
Vehicle registrationRÜG
Websitewww.sassnitz.de

Sassnitz (German pronunciation: [ˈzasnɪts]) (before 1993 in German: Saßnitz) is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The population as of 2007 was 10,747.


It is a well-known resort town, and is a gateway to the nearby Jasmund National Park. Sassnitz is home of Rügen's only zoo. The decommissioned British submarine HMS Otus was purchased by a German entrepreneur and towed to Sassnitz to be a floating museum. Sassnitz area is most popular for its famous chalk rocks which inspired artists as Caspar David Friedrich.

Ports

International relations

Sassnitz is twinned with the following towns:

References

External links

Media related to Sassnitz at Wikimedia Commons

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