Hotels at Sassnitz beach promenade (seen from the pier)
|• Mayor||Dieter Holtz|
|• Total||46.45 km2 (17.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
- Ferry port New Mukran (Ferry lines to Trelleborg (Sweden), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Baltijsk (Russia), Rønne (Denmark) )
- Fishing port
Sassnitz is twinned with the following towns:
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