St. Gertrude's Chapel, Wolgast

The chapel was built around 1420 as a late gothic central building. It is considered a replica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, with a central column and star vault. Originally there were about 31 of these chapels in Pomerania.

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St. Peter's Church

Founded in the 13th century, St. Peter's Church burned down several times with the town in 1512, 1628 and 1713. It was during its reconstruction in the 18th century that the tower took on an octagonal shape. In 1920, a lightning strike caused a fire and the baroque dome of the tower collapsed. The lantern of the tower was replaced by a tent roof, which was intended as a temporary solution, but which still gives the church its typical appearance today.

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Eldena's Monastery

The monastery of Eldena was founded around 1200 as a daughter house of the Danish monastery Esrom and supported by the prince of Rügen Jaromar. The oldest parts of the former monastery church date back to the beginning of the 13th century. The buildings were looted during the Thirty Years' War, fell into ruins and were used as a quarry. Their preservation only began in the 19th century.

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Church of St. Nicholas

The Church of St. Nicholas was built in 1280 in honour of St. Nicholas, patron saint of sailors, fishermen and merchants. During the Second World War, the church was severely damaged, except for the surrounding walls. In 1994, a support group was founded to preserve the church. In 1995, St. Nicholas received an emergency roof, when it was gradually put into use. Since 1999, the church has been reopened to the public.