Classicist buildings line this circular square where all the streets converge. A strictly structured park fills the inner ring of the square, whose centre is marked by a towering obelisk. The Circus Putbus is considered to be the last uniformly designed circular square in Germany, which Prince Wilhelm Malte I had laid out from 1828 onwards in connection with the founding of the Pädagogium, following the example of the "Circus" in the English seaside resort of Bath and French grounds, and which was essentially rebuilt with classicist houses by 1845. All the buildings constructed at the time of Prince Malte I are still there today, only the buildings were given different functions. The Königliches Pädagogium Putbus housed the IT College Putbus until 2014. The secondary alumnus of the Royal Pedagogy, which was built around 1835 by Schiffer Wilcken, is now home to the IT Science Centre.

House-head-over near Lauterbach
In 2010, private individuals erected a completely upside-down wooden house on the road to Lauterbach as a visitor attraction.

Game reserve
The approx. 8-hectare game reserve is located a few metres from the Putbus Castle Church. The Putbus game reserve was built in 1815 and redesigned in 1833. Visitors can see red deer and fallow deer in the open-air enclosure at any time and also feed them. Especially in winter, the animals are happy to receive chestnuts, acorns and old dried bread.


Putbus is a rural town in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). Putbus is the youngest town on the island of Rügen and, with the district of Lauterbach, the oldest seaside resort on the island and in Pomerania. The town has been a state-recognised resort since 1997 and forms a basic centre for its surroundings. The town of Putbus was founded in 1810 by Wilhelm Malte I, Prince of Putbus, who had his hometown developed as a planned town in the classicist style so that the town ensemble matched the castle and park. The largely preserved town complex is one of the most important representatives of this architectural epoch. With the founding of the first Pomeranian seaside resort in 1816 near Lauterbach and the construction of the Goor bathhouse, spa architecture made its way to the island of Rügen. The name White Town is derived from the white-painted houses of the Rügen princely residence. However, Putbus is also called Rose Town because Malte I linked the purchase of the residential houses with the obligation to always plant rose bushes in front of the houses, which is still accepted today. The name Putbus comes from the Slavic epod boz and means "behind the elder bush".

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Rügen Island in public sources

Information about the island of Rügen.


(Source: wikipedia.org)

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