Hike on the Rügisches Bodden

Putbus- Groß Stresow, ca. 8,5 km

Our tour begins at the Putbus small train station with a ride on the historic narrow-gauge railway „Rasender Roland“. Enjoy the ride via Vilmnitz and Posewald and get off at the „Seelvitz“ stop.
Now walk 150 m in a north-easterly direction to the crossroads of the country roads, here you take the path in a southerly direction and go a good 1 km through the village of Nistelitz to the state road L29 and from here another approx. 100 m
to the west to the Groß Stresow junction, which is signposted by a signpost typical of the Putbusser area. Prince Malte zu Putbus had these signposts put up after 1820 in order to find the way to Mönchgut and the Binz bathing resort he had set up.

The hamlet of Groß Stresow itself is idyllically situated on the Stresow Bay of the Rügisches Bodden. Worth seeing before walking through the village is the hill from which there is a magnificent view of the bay. Here is the monument that was erected in the middle of the last century to commemorate the landing and naval battle of the united Prussians and Danes under Frederick William I (depicted on the column) against Charles XII. by Sweden (November 1715).

A signpost now shows the next steps towards the southwest. That’s where we want to go further – always on the way near the Bodden. Standing at Muglitzer Ort, looking out over the sea, you can see the northern tip of the island of Vilm and, across the Stresow Bay, the Reddevitzer and the Zickersche Höft, the most scenic promontories on the Mönchgut peninsula. (5.1 km from Seelvitz to Muglitz)

The next few kilometers through the forest of Goor (Slav. gora = mountain) lying in front of you will be idyllic and relaxing. You will then reach the „Badehaus Goor“, which is well worth seeing, the former bathhouse of the „Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bades“, which the prince had built between 1817 and 1818 as a bathhouse for higher-ups.

From the Goor you walk a good 10 minutes and get to Lauterbach, the youngest but second largest district of Putbus. The main features of the cute Lauterbach harbor facility (named after the maiden name of the wife of the town’s founder, Wilhelm Malte I zu Putbus) date back to the 19th century. In 1826, the people of Lauterbach created a landing stage for boats, and seven years later they built a jetty on behalf of the prince and paid bridge tolls. The harbor town was created in 1841 from a row of 7 houses. (Muglitz – Lauterbach: 3 km)

This is where the hike/bike tour on the east route ends. You can return via the Lauterbacher Chaussee or with the Rasender Roland from the harbor to the Putbus train station, the starting point of our hike (Lauterbach – Putbus: 2 km).