Sellin

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Sellin
Sellin Pier
Coat of arms of Sellin
Coat of arms
Location of Sellin
Sellin is located in Germany
Sellin
Sellin
Sellin is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc.Mönchgut-Granitz
Government
 • MayorReinhard Liedtke (Selliner Wählergemeinschaft)
Area
 • Total14.33 km2 (5.53 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,622
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18586
Dialling codes038303
Vehicle registrationRÜG
Websitewww.sellin.de

Sellin is a municipality on the Island of Rügen, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. For the German Protestant theologian Ernst Sellin (1867–1946) see here.

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 gained importance as a Baltic Sea spa town. After the Wende in 1989, the building stock in the village was extensively renovated. In 1992, Sellin Pier was rebuilt and was officially opened on April 2, 1998.

Culture and sights[edit]

Wilhelmstraße, with its 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.

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.

Personalities[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2017". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). October 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sellin at Wikimedia Commons