Sellin Pier

Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General
Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Haloorange

© Haloorange

Sellin Pier (German: Seebrücke Sellin) is a pier in the Baltic seaside resort of Sellin on the German island of Rügen. The pier has a restaurant near the beach over the water and has a diving gondola (Tauchgondel).

Initial plans in 1901 foresaw a 60-metre-long landing stage, but this was deemed insufficient due to the very high number of anticipated visitors. The first 508-metre long pier with a restaurant was built in 1906. Pack ice damaged the structure in 1918; in 1920 the bridge head was destroyed by fire. In 1924, the bridge was again damaged by ice. In 1925 a new pier was built with a platform and concert hall, that had a length of approximately 500 metres. This bridge was destroyed in severe ice conditions in the winter of 1941/1942. The undamaged bridge house survived, however, and from 1950s to the 1970s was the site of a popular dance hall. During this time, however, the structure of the building was neglected and the dilapidated bridgehead, including its structures, had to be demolished in 1978.

© Photographywithdanny/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Haloorange © Klugschnacker/cc-by-s-3.0 © Michael J. Zirbes/cc-by-sa-2.0-de © Ansgar Koreng/cc-by-sa-3.0-de © Ansgar Koreng/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
<
>
© Photographywithdanny/cc-by-sa-4.0
In 1991 the President of Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker, visited Sellin and his visit prompted active support for this structure’s rebuilding. On 27 August 1992, reconstruction began in several sections based on models of the buildings from 1906 and 1925. On 20 December 1997, Sellin honorary citizen Hans Knospe symbolically cut the ribbon for at the handover of the structure. The official opening of the new pier, including its restaurant, was held on 2 April 1998. At 394 metres, it is the longest pier on the island.

Read more on Wikipedia Sellin Pier (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Johns Hopkins University & Medicine - Coronavirus Resource Center - Global Passport Power Rank - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Le Havre in the Haute-Normandie

Le Havre in the Haute-Normandie

[caption id="attachment_153648" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Le Havre Beach © Urban[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Havre is a city in the Seine-Maritime department of the Haute-Normandie region in France. It is situated in north-western France, on the right bank of the mouth of the river Seine on the English Channel. Le Havre is the most populous commune in the Haute-Normandie region, although the total population of the greater Le Havre conurbation is smaller than that of Rouen. It is also the second largest subprefecture in...

[ read more ]

The Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands

[caption id="attachment_152842" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saint Thomas Harbor © Calyponte[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Virgin Islands of the United States (commonly called the United States Virgin Islands or U.S. Virgin Islands) are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. T...

[ read more ]

Sigiriya in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya in Sri Lanka

[caption id="attachment_215841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Binuka poojan/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashy...

[ read more ]

Vedado in Havana

Vedado in Havana

[caption id="attachment_27921" align="aligncenter" width="590"] John Lennon Memorial in Cuba © Christopher Hughes/cc-by-sa-3.0-us[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vedado is a central business district and urban neighborhood in the city of Havana, Cuba. Bordered on the east by Central Havana, and on the west by the Miramar / Playa district. Vedado is the most modern part of the city, developed in the first half of the 20th century, during the Republic period. The main street running east to west is Calle 23, also known as "La Rampa". T...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Lebanon - The seaside town of Jounieh

Theme Week Lebanon - The seaside town of Jounieh

[caption id="attachment_150810" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Casino du Liban © Yoniw[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jounieh is a coastal city about 16 km (10 mi) north of Beirut, Lebanon and is part of Greater Beirut. Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, and gondola lift (le téléphérique), which takes passengers up the mountain to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Above Jounieh, and on the way to Harissa, a small hill named Bkerké, overlooking...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Honduras - Tegucigalpa

Theme Week Honduras - Tegucigalpa

[caption id="attachment_220509" align="aligncenter" width="590"] American Airlines Boing 757 landing at Toncontin International Airport © flickr.com - enrique galeano morales/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tegucigalpa, formally Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District (Spanish: Tegucigalpa, Municipio del Distrito Central or Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.), and colloquially referred to as Tegus or Teguz, is the capital and largest city of Honduras along with its twin sister, Comayagüela. Claimed on 29 September 1578 ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Abruzzo - Pescara

Theme Week Abruzzo - Pescara

[caption id="attachment_153300" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piazza Garibaldi © Freegiampi/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of 1 January 2007 it was the most populated city within Abruzzo at 123,000 residents, approximately 450,000 including the surrounding metropolitan area. Located on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the Aterno-Pescara River, the present-day municipality was formed in 1927 joining the municipalities of Pesca...

[ read more ]

Eisenach in the Thuringian Forest

Eisenach in the Thuringian Forest

[caption id="attachment_160504" align="aligncenter" width="590"] House of Martin Luther © Robert Scarth[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eisenach is a city in Thuringia, Germany with 44,000 inhabitants. It is situated between the northern foothills of the Thuringian Forest and the Hainich National Park. Today automobile manufacturing is an important part of Eisenach economy. The German automaker Opel built an entirely new plant in the northwest of the town, after the Wartburg cars plant had ceased operations in 1989. Bosch has a plant...

[ read more ]

Charing Cross, centre of London

Charing Cross, centre of London

[caption id="attachment_24796" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Charing Cross © geograph.org.uk - Chris Downer/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail terminals. Charing Cross is named after the now demolished Eleanor cross that stood there, in what was once the hamlet of Charing...

[ read more ]

Malcesine on Lake Garda

Malcesine on Lake Garda

[caption id="attachment_160721" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Malcesine and the castle on Lake Garda © Ciccius 88[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Malcesine is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 km northwest of Venice and about 40 km northwest of Verona. Malcesine lies on the shores of Lake Garda. Its most prominent landmark is the Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and an older medieval tower. Remnants of an Etruscan tomb have been found ...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Edgartown Harbor © Don Ramey Logan/cc-by-sa-4.0
Edgartown in Massachusetts

Edgartown is a tourist destination on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, for which it...

© R.asma/cc-by-sa-3.0
Chefchaouen in Morocco

Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of...

Protea Hotel © Jthapelo060/cc-by-sa-4.0
Klerksdorp in South Africa

Klerksdorp is located in the North West Province, South Africa. Klerksdorp, the largest city in the North West Province, is...

Schließen