|Basic data (as of 1990)|
|Administrative headquarters :||Mountains on Rügen|
|Area :||973 km²|
|Population density:||90 inhabitants per km²|
|License plate :||A (1956–1990)
AN, AO (1974–1990)
|Location of the district in the GDR|
The Rügen district was a district in the Rostock district of the GDR from 1956 to 1990 . From May 17, 1990, it continued as the Rügen district . Today his area belongs to the district of Vorpommern-Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . The seat of the district administration was in Bergen on Rügen .
A district of Rügen had existed in the Prussian province of Pomerania since 1818 . After the end of the Second World War , this district fell into the Soviet occupation zone and was incorporated into the state of Mecklenburg . On July 25, 1952, there was a comprehensive district reform in the GDR , in which, among other things, the states were dissolved and replaced by districts . The two new districts of Bergen and Putbus were formed from the area of the old Rügen district . These two districts were merged on January 1, 1956 to form the Rügen district. The district of Rügen included the island of Rügen together with the offshore islands such as Hiddensee and Ummanz .
Important companies in the Rügen district were among others
- VEB Bread and Baked Goods Bergen
- VEB Spezialbau Binz
- VEB Fischkombinat Sassnitz
- VEB United Kreidewerke Rügen
- VEB Bootsbau Rügen
The district was also of particular importance for tourism in the GDR .
A railway connection to the mainland existed with the Stralsund – Sassnitz railway , which also ran over the Rügen dam. The railway traffic in the district was also served by the Bergen – Lauterbach Mole and Lietzow – Binz branch lines and the Rügensche Kleinbahn .
The most important places in the Rügen district were the cities of Bergen , Garz , Putbus and Sassnitz as well as the municipalities of Altefähr , Altenkirchen , Binz , Dranske , Glowe , Gingst , Göhren , Hiddensee , Poseritz , Sagard , Rambin , Samtens , Sellin and Wiek .
Motor vehicles (with the exception of motorcycles) and trailers were assigned three-letter distinctive signs starting with the letter pairs AN and AO from around 1974 to the end of 1990 . The last number plate series used for motorcycles was AT 70-01 to AT 99-99 .
At the beginning of 1991 the district received the distinguishing mark RÜG .
- Walter Ohle : The art monuments of the Rügen district . Leipzig 1963
- Federal Statistical Office (Ed.): Municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new federal states . Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 .
- Law on the self-administration of municipalities and districts in the GDR (municipal constitution) of May 17, 1990
- Statistical yearbooks of the German Democratic Republic. In: DigiZeitschriften. Retrieved February 6, 2010 .
- Andreas Herzfeld: The history of the German license plate . 4th edition. German Flag Society V., Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-935131-11-7 , pp. 301 .
- Andreas Herzfeld: The history of the German license plate . 4th edition. German Flag Society V., Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-935131-11-7 , pp. 547 .