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Klosterruine Eldena

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Address: An der Klosterruine, 17489 Greifswald, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Not spectacular, but worthwhile

It is a peaceful, pretty place our in the countryside near Wieck and Greifswald. Fall was an especially good time to visit.

Reviewed 4 September 2016
OpaEdward
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is a peaceful, pretty place our in the countryside near Wieck and Greifswald. Fall was an especially good time to visit.

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Nice, green, tidy and calming place to spend some time before going to beach. No written information about place in English and parking is paid (0,50€/h).

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for something historical or just a bit of emotion coming from the past. Don't miss the Klosterruine in Greifswald.

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glasgow
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We visited Greifswald because it is the birthplace of Caspar David Friedrich. No place is more evocative of his work than these ruins. We took the bus and the bus driver was so helpful in showing us where to go. The red brick is somewhat surprising as one had not noted this in the paintings but of course is typical... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

If you are a fan of the German Romantic movement in art, poetry, music and gothic novels then the ruined monastery at Eldena will feel like a hauntingly familiar place. Best viewed by moonlight at the back end of the year, when the information boards and neatly mowed lawns dissolve into the shadows, and the coach-loads of tourists have gone... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

One of the most romantic spots! Literally, as it was immortallized (several times) as a favourite motif of famous romantic painter Casper David Friedrich who hailed from Greifswald. So, a must for his fans (me being one of them:)) You ll find a sign with information which marks it as one of the stops on the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Weg which (in German... More 

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Kotka, Finland
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Nice place to walk, no fee. This is a place where the city of Greifswald began aroud year 1200. The structure of the monastery is still to be seen and there are guiding plates about the life and religion almost 1000 years ago.

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Greifswald, Germany
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Atmospheric monastery ruin steps, close to a beautiful beach with occasional theatrical performances, and within walking distance of a charming fishing village of thatched-roof cottages.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

If you're headed through the area, this is a quick stop and worth seeing. May be not something to go out of your way for... Built around 1200 and destroyed in the 30 Years War, this abbey ruin was an inspiration to the artist Caspar David Friedrich.

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

It is a ruin with facades remaining. It is made of red bricks in the middle ages in a peaceful surrounding. You can stop to see it if you are just passing by.

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