5 Sights in Wolgast, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Wolgast, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Wolgast, Germany.

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1. Otto Runge Haus

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Otto Runge Haus Philipp Otto Runge / Public domain

Philipp Otto Runge was a German artist, a draftsman, painter, and color theorist. Runge and Caspar David Friedrich are often regarded as the leading painters of the German Romantic movement. He is frequently compared with William Blake by art historians, although Runge's short ten year career is not easy to equate to Blake's career. By all accounts he had a brilliant mind and was well versed in the literature and philosophy of his time. He was a prolific letter writer and maintained correspondences and friendships with contemporaries such as Carl Ludwig Heinrich Berger, Caspar David Friedrich, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Henrik Steffens, and Ludwig Tieck. His paintings are often laden symbolism and allegories. For eight years he planned and refined his seminal project, Tageszeiten, four monumental paintings 50 square meters each, which in turn were only part of a larger collaborative Gesamtkunstwerk that was to include poetry, music, and architecture, but remained unrealized at the time of his death. With it he aspired to abandon the traditional iconography of Christianity in European art and find a new expression for spiritual values through symbolism in landscapes. One historian stated "In Runge's painting we are clearly dealing with the attempt to present contemporary philosophy in art." He wrote an influential volume on color theory in 1808, Sphere of Colors, that was published the same year he died.

Wikipedia: Philipp Otto Runge (EN)

2. Sankt Petri

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St. Peter's Church in Walgast is a Protestant church in Walgast, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It was built in 1350 and was destroyed and rebuilt many times under the influence of war and bad weather. Therefore, it has both Gothic architectural features and Baroque architectural features. In the tomb of Duke Pomerania-Walgast in the church, there are nine sarcophagi of Duke Griffin's relatives, and one collects the remains of three children in the coffin. Since 2012, Wolgast's St. Petri Diocese is part of Demmin Diocese in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pomeranian Evangelical Church of Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: St.-Petri-Kirche (Wolgast) (DE)

3. Peenebrücke

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Peenebrücke Wolgast is a combined road and rail bridge across Wolgast Peenestrom. It connects Utherdom Island with Walgast Castle Island, which is connected to the western Pomerania continent by the Schlossgrabenbrücke Bridge and a separate railway bridge. National Highway 111 and the Züssow-Wolgast Hafen Railway extend to Spectwinoujsingcie Centrum and cross the Peene Bridge. The average road traffic volume is about 12,000 vehicles per day; Heavy vehicles account for less than 5%.

Wikipedia: Peenebrücke Wolgast (DE)

4. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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Sacred Heart Church is a Catholic church in Walgast, northeast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Built in 1910, it is a neo-Gothic-style brick building that has been one of two church buildings in El Salvador's Catholic diocese since 2004-Ankram and Walgast. The Protestant church in Walgast is St. Peter's Church.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Wolgast) (DE)

5. Dampffährschiff Stralsund

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The ferry Stralsund was put into service in 1890 for the Strelasund crossing, the connection from Stralsund to Altefähr. Most recently, it was in use in Wolgast until 1990. Since 11 March 2017, the oldest surviving railway steam ferry in the world has been moored as a technical monument in the city port of Wolgast.

Wikipedia: Fährschiff Stralsund (DE)

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