Rügenwalde is Rainer’s birthplace. But no statistics from that time, it starts 1945.
There is more to discover in the former Hanseatic city than the famous “Rügenwalder Teewurst”: A castle in which once the Dukes of Pommern and Erik of the Vikings resided and a well-preserved Old Town with winding lanes. Not too much has not changed since our last visit 20 years ago, however – maybe a little fresh colour and a few phone stores …
The castle of the Dukes of Pommern has a 24m high tower and is the landmark of the town.
But Rügenwaldemünde / Darlowko has totally changed during the years. The sleepy fishermen’s village has become a tourist center with the awful Polish markets we have seen so often here by now. We are rather dissappointed because we liked it much better the way it has been.