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Sassnitz, Germany

Sassnitz is a town located on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is a well-known resort town, and is a gateway to the nearby Jasmund National Park. Sassnitz is home to 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.

There are many attractive places to see in and around Sassnitz. The town itself has a pretty fishing harbour. Cape Arkona, Rügen’s most northerly point, is on the Wittow peninsula in the north of the island – its two lighthouses can be seen for miles around. The seaside resort of Binz is known for its white villas and spa architecture.

Things to See & Do

* U-Boat Museum
* Craft Centre
* Waterfront Promenade
* Sassnitz Zoo
* Old town

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 46.45 km²
Population – 12,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The Sassnitz harbor is no longer in use as a port, the modern port is located near Dubnitz known as “Fahrhafen Sassnitz”.

Travel Links – Trains from Bergen auf Rügen, Binz and Stralsund. A change may be necessary at Bergen or Leitzow if arriving on a long distance train. The train station and bus station are next to each other, and only a short walk to the town. There is a bus link to/from the Ferry Port (for Sweden). If using the regular Sassnitz – Binz bus service for the ferry, the nearest stop is in Dubnitz (after the turning to the port at the top of the hill, if traveling from the Binz direction.

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