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Coat of arms of the municipality of Sellin
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Coordinates: 54 ° 23 '  N , 13 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Western Pomerania-Ruegen
Office : Mönchgut-Granitz
Height : 11 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.33 km 2
Residents: 2631 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 184 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 18586
Area code : 038303
License plate : VR, GMN, NVP, RDG, RÜG
Community key : 13 0 73 084
Office administration address: Göhrener Weg 1
18586 Baabe
Website :
Mayor : Reinhard Liedtke (Sellin Voting Association)
Location of the community Sellin in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen
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The Ostseebad Sellin is a municipality on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The municipality in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen is administered by the Mönchgut-Granitz office , based in the municipality of Baabe .


Sellin (2011)

The Ostseebad Sellin is located to the east of an extensive coastal forest (the Granitz ) on the connection to the Mönchgut peninsula in the southeast of Rügen. Another special feature is that Sellin is on the Baltic Sea and Selliner See , which is connected to the Greifswalder Bodden on the west side of Mönchgut via the Having bay . Along with Binz and Göhren, Sellin is one of the most important seaside resorts on Rügen.

The districts of the community are, besides Sellin, Altensien , Moritzdorf , Neuensien and Seedorf .

Sellin and Baabe form a common basic center for their surroundings .


The place Sellin was first mentioned in 1295 as Zelinische beke . The name is derived from Zelino for green and bek for Bach . So it means Grünbach .

Over the centuries the village belonged to the von Putbus family .

The place was part of the Principality of Rügen until 1326 and then the Duchy of Pomerania . With the Peace of Westphalia of 1648, Rügen and thus also the Sellin area became part of Swedish Pomerania . In 1815 Sellin came as part of New Western Pomerania to the Prussian province of Pomerania and in 1818 became part of the district or district of Rügen.

From 1880 the village quickly developed into a glamorous seaside resort. In 1898, at the request of Prince zu Putbus , the merchant Hermann Holtz was elected mayor of Sellins. Later he also became chairman of the spa and bathing board. The Warmbad , the building of today's spa administration, was built on his initiative . A spa park with a fountain and a tennis court was created. In 1912 the Protestant church of grace was built ; in the same year the Catholic Church Maria Meeresstern was consecrated.

In 1951 the spa director Rix was murdered on the street near the rectory. From 1989 onwards, a citizens' initiative tried to clear up what was going on around the crime.

In the years from 1952 to 1955 the place belonged to the Putbus district and from 1955 to 1990 belonged to the Rügen district in the Rostock district . Since October 3, 1990, the community has belonged to the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

In 1953 - as in other Baltic seaside resorts in the GDR - the " Rose Action ", which aimed to dispossess private hotel and pension owners with expulsions, resettlements and arrests, led to fundamental changes in the property structure for almost 40 years. Mayor at that time was Heinrich Wilhelms. In 1960 the Gnadenkirche burned down in part.

In 1978 a rest home of the Central Committee of the SED was built above the seaside resort , today's “Cliff Hotel”. It has a large swimming pool, bowling alley and cinema, as well as an elevator to the beach.

After the political turning point in 1989, the structure of the town was largely renewed. From 1992 the Sellin pier was rebuilt; it was officially inaugurated on April 2, 1998.

A new residential area was built in the south-east of the town in the 1990s, in which almost exclusively holiday apartments were built. The size and number of these new buildings today contrast with the formerly historical site of this seaside resort.


coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved by the Ministry of the Interior on November 4, 1997 and registered under the number 144 of the coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Blazon : “Divided; above in blue a flying silver seagull; sheathed in black and gold below. "

The coat of arms was designed by Michael Zapfe from Weimar . The lower half of the coat of arms, black and gold , was borrowed from the coat of arms of the princes of Putbus , who were long-term landlords.

Sights and culture

Sellin pier
Villa Vineta (1902), Wilhelmstrasse

See also: List of architectural monuments in Sellin

  • Since 1991 the historic town center has been thoroughly redeveloped as part of urban development funding; the cityscape has improved a lot.
  • The Wilhelmstrasse with its magnificent houses from the original era of the spa architecture leads to the 30 meter high cliff, where you can descend via a steep staircase ("heavenly ladder") or in the elevator to the Sellin pier or the promenade on the south beach.
  • Sellin today owns the longest pier on Rügen at 394 meters.
  • The Hartwich Gallery in the old fire station
  • The amber museum with the associated workshop has existed since 1999 and is the only museum of its kind on Rügen .
  • The Protestant Church of Grace from 1913
  • The cath. Maria Meeresstern Church from 1912
  • The Sellin warm bath from 1906
  • The Lindequist house, built in 1906 .
  • The Black Lake , located in the Granitz and declared a total reserve , is also part of the Sellin district .
  • Cinema in the cliff hotel of the mobile cinema Filmklub Güstrow and the cinema Lichtspiele Sassnitz . The cinema had existed since 1978, closed from 1990 to 2010, and now regular art-house events again .
  • Bronze sculpture Kaysa from 2014 on Sellin south beach

Economy and Infrastructure


Sellin Ost train station
Raging Roland

Sellin is located on federal highway 196 , which connects Bergen with Göhren.

Sellin is connected to the Baltic Sea Cycle Route by bike , which runs around the Baltic Sea as a European EuroVelo route.

Sellin can be reached by rail with the steam-powered narrow-gauge train Rasender Roland , which runs from Putbus to Göhren. There is hourly service between Binz and Göhren in summer. The trains carry luggage carts to transport bicycles, there are stations in Sellin West as well as Sellin East (Strand, Wilhelmstraße etc.).

In local public transport , the municipality is connected by the Vorpommern-Rügen transport company with line 20 (Klein Zicker - Göhren - Binz - Sassnitz - Königsstuhl) . In the summer season the buses between Binz, Sellin and Göhren run every 15 minutes in the morning and in the afternoon and until midnight in the evening. In summer, individual trips also offer the possibility of transporting bicycles. Local bus route 25 runs seasonally; it opens up the central town and also runs to Seedorf and Moritzdorf .

In Sellin there is also a road-bound " bathing railway" that connects the spacious town with the beach. All public transport by road can be used free of charge with the tourist card.

In ship traffic, sightseeing trips to the chalk cliffs and the neighboring seaside resorts are offered from the pier.

Education, social

  • Sellin primary school, Granitzer Str. 1 b
  • CJD Christophorus School Rügen ; cooperative comprehensive school, Granitzer Straße 1b
  • Daycare center Olga Benario Prestes , Weißer Steg 2
  • Day care center of the Kurklinik, Kurweg 1

Leisure pool

The Nemo leisure pool has existed since 1999 . Since 2004 it has been called Inselparadies Sellin / Rügen .


Web links

Commons : Sellin  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Sellin  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisches Amt MV - population status of the districts, offices and municipalities 2019 (XLS file) (official population figures in the update of the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Regional Spatial Development Program Vorpommern (RREP) 2010 ( Memento of the original from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. - Central local structure with regional, medium and basic centers, accessed on July 12, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern eV: Baltic Sea Cycle Route . In: Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern eV ( [accessed on May 11, 2017]).
  5. translator2: EuroVelo 10 - EuroVelo. Retrieved May 11, 2017 .
  6. Timetables. In: Retrieved August 26, 2014 .
  7. Route network. In: Retrieved August 26, 2014 .