Anklam, Germany Travel Guide

Anklam, Germany Travel Guide

Anklam: special features and events

European Route of Brick
Gothic Anklam is one of the 26 cities from seven countries that are allowed to present important buildings on the European Route of Brick Gothic. The Hanseatic city is represented by the church of St. Mary, the Nikolaikirche, the stone gate and the Gothic gabled house. According to dentistrymyth, Anklam is a city located in Germany.

110 kV line Anklam-Bansin
This power line over the Peene and between Anklam and Bansin is interesting because of the unusual construction of the masts. It is one of the few overhead lines, in fact the only overhead line in Germany that is mainly laid on masts braced by cables.

Otto Lilienthal
The city is the birthplace of Otto Lilienthal. The famous son is honored with a memorial and a museum.

Celebrations and events

There are some annual events in Anklam:

  • International Trabi meeting
    • Airfield
    festival • Hanse festival
    • Music mile •
    Open-air theater “Die Peene burns”

Anklam: Known people

Augustinus Balthasar (1632-1688)
German Protestant theologian from Anklam

Carl August Wilhelm Berends (1754-1826)
German physician born in Anklam; from 1815 head of the Berlin Charité

Christian Andreas Friedrich von Cothenius (1708-1789)
German doctor from Anklam; participated in the reorganization of the hospital system and was Friedrich II’s personal physician.

Johanna Gadski (1872-1932)
internationally known German opera singer (soprano), born in Anklam

Heinrich Hannover (born 1925)
German lawyer and author of non-fiction and children’s books; was born in Anklam

Christian August Ulrich von Hassell (1881-1944)
German local politician from Anklam; he was one of the resistance fighters of July 20, 1944

Uwe Johnson (1934-1984)
German writer from Anklam; was a member of Group 47

Gustav Lilienthal (1849-1933)
master builder and social reformer; was the brother of the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal and took part in his flight experiments for a long time; was born in Anklam

Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896)
Anklam’s most famous child was this pioneer of aircraft development; With his experimental and theoretical preparatory work – especially the study of the wings of storks – he made a significant contribution to the physical description of the wings that is still valid today

Günter Schabowski (1929-2015)
SED functionary and member of the Politburo of the SED Central Committee; was born in Anklam. Due to his statements at a press conference, the inner-German border opened on November 9th. He died on November 1, 2015 in Berlin.

Matthias Schweighöfer (born 1981)
German actor born in Anklam who has appeared in television series and films (e.g. ventricular fibrillation or no-ear rabbits)

Carl Friedrich Stavenhagen (1723-1781)
city ​​secretary, historian and chronicler of Anklam

Max Robert Ernst Uecker (1887-1978)
German carver from Anklam

Max Wagenknecht (1857-1922)
died in 1922 in Anklam this German composer (mainly organ and piano music)

Anklam: excursions

Nature adventure park Mühlenhagen
This nature adventure park is located near Anklam, between Altentreptow and Burow on the B 96, and is definitely worth a visit.

East of Anklam is one of the two road bridges over the Peene River to the famous German island of Usedom. The larger part of this 445 km² island in the Baltic Sea belongs to the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (the rest to Poland) and is bordered by the Peenestrom, the Swine and the Baltic Sea (Pomeranian Bay). The island is characterized by hills, forests and inland lakes and with an average of 1917 hours of sunshine per year it is the sunniest region in Germany. The island is about 10 kilometers from Anklam.


Garrison Church ( also Holy Spirit Church)
This church in the center of Anklam was first mentioned in 1272, but burned down in 1376. After the second building was also destroyed by a fire (1659), the church was built for the Prussian garrison in 1738 and designed in the Baroque style. The building, which was badly damaged in the Second World War and rebuilt by 1955, was initially converted into a residential building, but after 1989 it was restored as a garrison church.

Catholic parish church Salvator In
1901 this catholic church in Anklams was built. It was based on designs by Engelbert Seibertz. Between 2005 and 2006 the interior of the church was extensively renovated.

The older of the two large Anklam town churches, first mentioned in 1296, is a brick building with a Gothic four-story tower. The original church from the Middle Ages may have been Romanesque. Inside, the church captivates with its wonderful pillar and belt arch paintings, which certainly go back to Stralsund artists.

St. Nikolaikirche
The second large town church of Anklam was first mentioned in a document in 1300 and was built in the Gothic style. In 1945 the church was badly damaged by bombing, so that only the tower stump and the surrounding walls remain. It was not until 1999 that the church was opened to the public again, although the ruins were restored until 2003. The Christian church is now used for various events and exhibitions.

Peene, Peenestrom

The approximately 138 km long Peene has several source rivers that unite in the Kummerower See and flow into the Peene stream behind Anklam.

The Peenestrom, which is a little over 20 km long, is an arm of the Baltic Sea that separates the island of Usedom from the mainland. It is the westernmost of the three sea gates: Swine (and Dievenow, which connect the Stettiner Haff with the Baltic Sea. The Peenestrom is one of the three estuaries of the Oder. Wolgast and Peenemünde lie to the north of the water.

Anklam, Germany Travel Guide