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Haus des Gastes

Haus des Gastes

Formerly known as: Parish Hall and Hot Baths Architecture: Brick architecture (designating a public building) Opened: 1896/1897 History/proprietors pre-1945: In 1894/1895, in view of the rising numbers of guests and the limited capacity of the existing hot baths (spa resort), the parish decided to build its own hot baths. According to a report in the Rügen District Advertiser of 12 July 1895, the new property wouldn’t be finished in time for the current season. It…

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Hotel Granitz

Hotel Granitz

Formerly known as: Villa Victoria Architecture: This building was constructed just as Binz was beginning the transition from small farming village to seaside resort. The design and materials used are testament to the generally limited financial resources, as evidenced by the brick-infill half-timbered construction, felt roof and wooden balcony. The building is typical of the construction methods of the time. The building’s arrangement with the shop and pub area on the ground-floor and living space…

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Haus Sanssouci

Haus Sanssouci

Formerly known as: Johannashorst Opened: circa 1899 History/proprietors pre-1945: In 1900, Müller’s Rügen guidebook features the following entry in the section describing the local area: ‘… road towards Johannashorst village, high in the forest.’ The 1902 Binz accommodation index lists the Johannashorst villa at 29 Bahnhofstraße, with 20 bedrooms and 4 kitchens. The owner is identified as a Mr Burwitz. In the years that followed, the property changed hands several times, to a Mr Bischoff…

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Haus Königseck

Haus Königseck

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: Typical late-19th century brick-infill half-timbered construction Construction: 1887 History/proprietors pre-1945: Miss Elisabeth von König had the house built in 1887. It was originally supposed to be a painting school, since Miss von König was a painter herself. However, she was forced to give up painting for health reasons and Villa Königseck thus became a guesthouse. Since Miss von König could no longer manage the work around the house…

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Grand Hotel Binz

Grand Hotel Binz

Formerly known as: Klünders Strandhotel Architecture: Klünder’s ‘Strand-Hotel’ (‘Beach-Hotel’) was a half-timbered construction in the Swiss style. In 1883, it had only one upper storey and a simple façade nine windows wide, with no projecting structures or other distinguishing stylistic features. A separate restaurant building in the style of a Scandinavian hall, including a veranda and beer garden, also belonged to the property. By 1886, the building had reached its eventual size of 21 windows…

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Strandhalle Binz

Strandhalle Binz

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The Strandhalle was a wooden annex to the Hotel Seeschloss, built in the style of a Scandinavian hall. Barbara Finke, in her book Country Houses and Seaside Villas, describes the Strandhalle as follows: ‘The building follows in the tradition of the wooden halls that were frequently used as dining or dance halls. The structure, with its windows reaching up into the gable and wooden decorative features on the…

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Villa Sturmvogel

Villa Sturmvogel

Formerly known as: Villa Möwe Architecture: Built in the resort architectural style Opened: 1894 History/proprietors pre-1945: The Meincke sisters, who already owned the Villa Daheim, commissioned the Villa Möwe in 1893. In 1894, the property was advertised in Grieben’s Rügen guidebook as follows: The Meyncke sisters’ guest- and lodging houses, the Daheim on Putbuser Straße and the Möwe on the beach, offer visitors of the resort and summer holidaymakers, esp. ladies and their families, a…

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Haus Colmsee

Haus Colmsee

Formerly known as: Villa Keuschel Architecture: Beginning with a square plot, the building has several additional distinguishing features at its corners. The façade towards the promenade is divided into three different sections, separating the front into equal parts. The building’s left corner is shaped by a four-storey corner tower. The building’s right corner ends in a large three-storey construction, finished with a masonry slab. The central structure picks up the stylistic elements of the left…

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Villa niXe

Villa niXe

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The Nixe is noticeably smaller than the buildings surrounding it, as is the plot it is set on. It is impossible to accurately define its architectural style. Large mirrors, heavy curtains, and two huge goblins used to adorn the staircase. The upper section’s rounded towers have been rebuilt. Construction: 1903 History/proprietors pre-1945: A certain Mr Montanus, later General, commissioned the building’s construction in 1903. It was listed in…

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Haus Klünder

Haus Klünder

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: Otto Burmeister’s Putbus-based construction company built Haus Klünder following a commission from Klünder’s widow. The façade is characterised by a round tower with a conical roof and a neo-Gothic pediment, both connected by a wooden balcony porch. They lend the villa an elegant appearance. Construction: 1904/1905 History/proprietors pre-1945: Otto Burmeister, a builder and the son of Georg Burmeister, built the property for Alwine Klünder, a hotel proprietor and…

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Villa Baltik

Villa Baltik

  Formerly known as: Villa Burmeister, Villa Baltic Architecture: Elegant triaxial construction with a portico, creating a portal-like impression. The middle avant-corps forms a tower-like central structure, flanked by two caps. One of the building’s distinctive features is the inclusion of iron balcony railings instead of the usual wooden loggias, which mirror the form of the garden fence in the two upper stories. Two female figures adorn each side of the building, holding books in…

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Villa Haiderose

Villa Haiderose

Previously known as: no previous names Architecture: In their book, Pomeranian Resort Architecture, authors Wolfgang Schneider & Torsten Seegert describe the property as follows: The three-storey building is designed as a plaster construction and is characterised on its seaward facing side by a distinctive and apparently unconnected dichotomy. The right avant-corps, now tower-like in appearance, exhibits an excess of height in comparison to the other structures of the building. On the ground floor, the building…

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Villa Quisisana

Villa Quisisana

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: In their book, Pomeranian Resort Architecture, authors Wolfgang Schneider and Torsten Seegert describe the property as follows: Especially when compared with the Klünder, Sirene or Glückspilz, this building stands out from the rest somewhat since the construction of the upper storey is entirely half-timbered. Additional elements feature as accents between the timbers. The structure of the property’s floor plan follows the commonly-encountered T-shaped form with a gabled projecting…

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Villa Imperial

Villa Imperial

Formerly known as: Villa Hofburg Architecture: In their book, Pomeranian Resort Architecture, authors Wolfgang Schneider & Torsten Seegert describe the property as follows: This hexaxial building dates from the early 20th century. The two-storey plastered main body is supplemented on the seaward facing side by a three-story central avant-corps beneath a high gabled roof. To the right, above the top storey and in front of the converted attic, sits a polygonal corner tower with a…

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Dünenhaus

Dünenhaus

Previously known as: no previous names Architecture: The Dünenhaus has the appearance of an Italian villa in the classical style. The wide central portion is finished with a pediment on top. The decorative attic features a roughly 2m x 0.6m relief panel, entitled Summer. Here, a couple can be seen reaping the harvest in a cornfield. The farmer holds a scythe, his wife a sickle. The two children, one carrying a sheaf, the other grains,…

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Cerês am Meer

Cerês am Meer

Formerly known as: nicknamed Buttermann’s Corner Architecture: Old postcards from around 1900 feature wooden buildings on the corner block from where various sellers operated. These little shacks were made of boards and beams, and were neither unified in appearance, nor even aligned with one another. Later, a single-story right-angled corner building was built with a uniform, white façade and full-length shop windows towards the high street and promenade. Three pediments were set at regular intervals…

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Kurhaus Binz

Kurhaus Binz

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The architecture of the current Kurhaus is based on plans by Berlin-based architect Otto Spalding. It’s been shaping the Binz skyline with its towers and imposing style since 1908. Opened: 1890, 1908 History/proprietors pre-1945: Berlin bankers invested in the resort’s development. The first, half-timbered Kurhaus was opened on 22 July 1890, but fell victim to a serious fire on 1 May 1906. The new stone Kurhaus, which can…

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Villa Ruscha

Villa Ruscha

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: ‘Villa Ruscha was built in the Swiss chalet style with a wide overhanging roof and elongated balconies. Following the pattern of Alpine architecture, the villa boasts fretwork patterning around the gable and on the balustrades. The fine ornamental lattice on the balconies and the sky-grey coating of paint form a counterbalance to the Swiss house’s rustic style and lend the villa a rather light and airy character. The…

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Strandhotel Binz

Strandhotel Binz

Formerly known as: Villa Lissek Architecture: From the book Resort Architecture by Wilhelm Hüls & Ulf Böttcher: The façade … is impressively designed. Sloping walls between the central section and the sides serve to break them up. Wide cornices thus stand out even more, emphasising the horizontal lines. The heavily-built loggias may originally have been open. The lavish roof with its tower and dormer windows is easily visible from the beach. In keeping with the…

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Villa Elfeld

Villa Elfeld

Formerly known as: Villa Tip-Top, Haus Hindenburg Architecture: This villa demonstrates a number of Jugendstil features. The façade is designed asymmetrically, while the tower bears various relief-like sections.  Construction: 1906 History/proprietors pre-1945: An advertisement in the 1911 Binz Guidebook refers to the following: ‘Villa Tip Top, premium-quality lodging house. Newly constructed in 1906 and equipped with every convenience’. The proprietor is named as a Mr M. Markwardt. From 1907, the villa regularly featured in the…

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Villa Salve

Villa Salve

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The Villa Salve was built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Following its restoration in 1993, Aphrodite adorns the roof ridge while sculptures of lions stand guard beside the entrance rondelle. The terrace was enhanced by the installation of a fountain with horse head decorations. Inside, late-19th century elegance and style are celebrated, with baldachin ceilings including floral ornaments, wall lights decorated in gold, Jugendstil paintings etc. Construction:…

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Haus Edelweiß

Haus Edelweiß

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: This building was built in the style typical of the time, also referred to as resort architecture. So-called ‘stacked verandas’ have been added to a three-storey right-angled plastered construction and joined at the corner with a tower. Construction: Around 1909 History/proprietors pre-1945: The owner of Villa Seydlitz, Mr W Wahl, had the Villa Edelweiß built on the neighbouring plot in 1908/9. The accommodation index from 1909 includes the…

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Villa Glückauf

Villa Glückauf

Previously known as: no previous names Architecture: In their book, Pomeranian Resort Architecture, authors Wolfgang Schneider & Torsten Seegert describe the property as follows: The effect of this complex is not dissimilar to that of a municipal Gründerzeit villa. The plastered three-storey corner construction is characterised by its high semi-basement. One wing points towards Wylichstraße, while the tower is erected towards Marienstraße as a three-storey square loggia construction with pilaster strips and floral décor. A…

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Villa Osada

Villa Osada

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The Villa Osada was built in the historicist style, incorporating elements of resort architecture which can be clearly seen in the balconies at the gable ends. Construction and opening: 1906 History/proprietors pre-1945: In 1903, the Charlottenburg banker Paul Reinhardt acquired a total of 68 small plots from the Prince of Putbus, to whom the villa’s plot also belonged. On 25 October 1905, he sold the plot to the…

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Villa Meeresgruss

Villa Meeresgruss

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: In their book Pomeranian Resort Architecture, Wolfgang Schneider & Torsten Seegert describe the property as follows: This building, too, bears certain unique stylistic features owing not least to its corner location. The basis is a three-storey solid construction with large loggias in front. The main body consists of two wings set at right angles to one another, connected together by a diagonally-oriented single-section corner front. The gabled roof…

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Villa Schwanebeck

Villa Schwanebeck

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: The building’s cubature is typical of construction of the time and the property’s intended use as a hotel and guesthouse. The front façade was elaborately designed like a loggia that was once open but since closed with windows. Beneath each of the windows, a relief-like balustrade decorates the building’s frontage. Construction: 1907 History/proprietors pre-1945: The property was built in 1907 by Maria Schwanebeck of Angermünde as a hotel…

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Haus Merkur

Haus Merkur

Formerly known as: Villa Esperance Architecture: A number of the distinctive features of resort architecture, such as the onion-domed tower captured in historical photographs of the property, can sadly no longer be seen here. Typical of the architectural style however, are the reliefs in the architectural sculpture, avant-corps construction (the balcony attached in front of the front façade and the white, airy balconies on the side façade), and pilasters around the windows. Construction: 1906 History/proprietor…

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Haus Deutsche Flagge

Haus Deutsche Flagge

Formerly known as: Villa Veritas Construction: Most likely around 1905 History/proprietors pre-1945: It was in 1905 that a teacher, Mr Töpke, had the Villa Veritas built on the plot at Margaretenstraße 4. The building was first mentioned in the accommodation index that year as follows: Proprietor Mr Töpke, teacher, 24 rooms and 2 kitchens. Over the years that followed, both the proprietor as well as the address would change several times. First, Margaretenstraße 4 became…

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Haus Zobler

Haus Zobler

Formerly known as: no previous names Architecture: A large building with a symmetrically-arranged façade comprising two volute gables connected by a metal balcony porch. Construction: 1903/1904 History/proprietors pre-1945: In 1896, Heinrich Zobler opened a modern photography studio in Greifswald. In 1903, he first had a low building for shops built on Binz’s Wilhelmstraße (today’s Hauptstraße). As early as 1904, the property was extended upwards to become the Villa Zobler, with 28 bedrooms for holidaymakers. On…

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Loev Hotel Rügen <br> (Zum Goldenen Löwen)

Loev Hotel Rügen
(Zum Goldenen Löwen)

Formerly known as: Zum goldenen Löwen Architecture: This building was the first hotel on Wilhelmstraße. The front façade of the half-timbered construction consisted in a veranda with three balconies above, flanked by two towers. It was a typical example of the construction methods in Binz at the end of the 19th century. Inexpensive pine was used for the porches, the formation of which required correspondingly minimal effort. Construction: 1890 History/proprietors pre-1945: One Mr Gustav Leue…

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Loev Hotel Rügen <br> (Haus Vineta)

Loev Hotel Rügen
(Haus Vineta)

Formerly known as: Haus Vineta Architecture: The Vineta was a typical example of construction methods used in Binz at the end of the 19th century. Inexpensive building materials were often used, in this case un-plastered brick-infill half-timbered construction. The fact that there was only one upper storey plus a converted attic give credence to the theory that the client had limited financial means available. The property was enhanced by the addition of the tower. Construction:…

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