|• Mayor||Reinhard Liedtke (Selliner Wählergemeinschaft)|
|• Total||14.33 km2 (5.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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
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.
- Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943), the Swiss painter was in 1923 vacation guest
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist and Nobel Prize winner in 1921, was guest in the summer of 1915
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