Seaside Resort architecture

4 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Resort architecture or Bäder architecture (German: Bäderarchitektur) is an architectural style that is especially characteristic of spas and seaside resorts on the German Baltic coast. The style evolved since the foundation of Heiligendamm in 1793, and flourished especially around the year 1900, when resorts were connected to big cities via railway lines. Until today, many buildings on the German coasts are built in the style or feature distinct elements of resort architecture.   read more…

The Dreikaiserbäder on the Baltic Sea

28 December 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Bansin Pier © Horst schlaemma/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bansin Pier © Horst schlaemma/cc-by-sa-3.0

Heringsdorf is a municipality and a popular seaside resort town on Usedom Island in Western Pomerania. It is also known by the name Imperial Spa (German: Kaiserbad).   read more…

The Baltic island of Usedom

12 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Fisher boat © Mario Thiel

Fisher boat © Mario Thiel

Usedom (Polish: Uznam) is a Baltic Sea island on the border between Germany and Poland. It is situated north of the Szczecin Lagoon (German: Stettiner Haff) estuary of the River Oder in Pomerania. Most of the island belongs to the German district of Vorpommern-Greifswald in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the exception of the eastern part and the city of Świnoujście (German: Swinemünde) which is in Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Its area is 445 km² (the German part 373 km²; the Polish part 72 km²). Its population is 76,500 (the German part 31,500; the Polish part 45,000).   read more…

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