Wreechen is a district of Putbus on the island of Rügen .
The place is beautifully situated between the Wreech lake in the west and the Rügischer Bodden in the east. The village essentially stretches along the north-south running road from Putbus to Neukamp . To the north-west of the village is the homestead of the former Wreechen water mill .
Wreechen was first mentioned in 1318. The name is likely to be derived from the Slavic Vrechy for the German nut , so that the original meaning can be seen as a settlement with nut trees.
As early as the 14th century, a distinction was made between large and small Wreechen. Klein Wreechen included the area around the Wreechen watermill. A jug is believed to have existed there in the 16th century . Groß Wreechen was the actual farming village. At first there was a farm there. In 1532 two farms and two cottages were named for Groß Wreechen. Both parts of Wreechen belonged to the manor of the lords of Putbus.
The watermill was first mentioned in a document in 1396. In 1794, a post mill was built for the water miller due to the persistent water shortage . Another windmill , used jointly by small farmers, was located east of the village. The post mill burned down after a fire in 1899. In 1927 Wreechen was connected to the power grid and the community mill was shut down. The water mill remained in operation for personal use until 1936.
During the GDR era, children could relax in a children's holiday camp that was built in the village.
After the political change in 1989 , various new buildings were built in Wreechen. These did not fundamentally change the appearance of the place, but the originally open, more scattered settlement-like image of the village came closer to the image of a street village in open-plan construction.
The place is shaped by tourism. There are small to medium-sized accommodation providers.
- ^ Hanswilhelm Haefs, place names and local stories on Rügen including Hiddensee and Mönchgut, BoD, Books on Demand, 2003, ISBN 3833008458 , page 101
Coordinates: 54 ° 20 ' N , 13 ° 28' E