North East Germany & Berlin in September 2015
21 September 2015
Jasmund National Park, closed 750mm routes and more Rasender Roland.
Back on the Göhren to Binz shuttle for the day was 0-8-0t 99 4011.
Looking back towards the town from Göhren pier.
Looking to the north of the island from Göhren pier. The white cliffs are on the seaward side of Jasmund National Park.
Looking out into the Baltic, Ostsee in Germany, from Göhren pier.
Birds resting on Göhren pier.
A carved figure on the Möchguttor at Baabe.
The Möchguttor over the main road through Baabe.
Baabe station, 99 4011 stands with the 08:49 from Göhren to Binz.
99 4011 accelerates away from Baabe with the 08:59 departure for Binz.
VIIk 2-10-2t 99 1781 stands at Sellin Ost with the 08:08 from Putbus to Göhren. On the right is the 08:49 from Göhren to Binz.
In forest in the Jasmund National Park on the path out to the Königsstuhl.
Thatched cottage in the forest.
Plenty of walking and cycling options in Jasmund National Park.
Plenty of algae here.
The totally pointless and expensive visitors centre at Königsstuhl, but you have to pay to get to the viewing point.
The view at Königsstuhl.
Looking down to the water at Königsstuhl.
A Stena Line ferry from Sassnitz.
A much better option at Königsstuhl is to head down to the shoreline.
On the beach below Königsstuhl.
On the Baltic shoreline at Königsstuhl.
The cliffs at Königsstuhl are white. Being chalk they are less than stable.
Cormorants rest on a rock.
Along the coast below Königsstuhl.
The beach and cliffs at Königsstuhl.
This is the boarded path down to the shoreline, it’s a fair walk back up!
In forest near Königsstuhl.
This map shows the former extent of the Rügensche Kleinbahn. The heavy black lines show 750mm gauge lines, the lighter lines are standard gauge routes.
This was the yard and depot area at Altenkirchen. On the right is the former railcar shed whilst further back the loco shed is the building with two green doors.
The pier at Dranske.
These are typical of the beach seating on the Baltic Coast.
Everything is very low lying on this part of Rügen. The railway from Altenkirchen to Dranske ran on the land visible in the distance.
Looking across the water at Dranske. Once again the railway hugged the bay on the land in distance.
The town of Wiek from Dranske. Wiek had a small port served by the railway.
Looking roughly north back towards Dranske. The line to Bug ran where the road now is.
The windswept pebble beach on the spit of land between Dranske and Bug.
Looking across the water towards Hiddensee.
Bug remains closed to the public but is no longer used by the German military as it was in Communist times.
At Wiek the former ship loading ramp has been ramp has been refurbished.
The history of the harbour at Wiek.
The quayside at Wiek used to be the location of the railway station and yard.
Looking back towards Altenkirchen at Wiek.
A thatched cottage and cobbled road in Wiek.
The line was Bergen Altenkirchen (and beyond) was physically two separate lines with a train ferry joining the two. The ferry is now road vehicles only.
The spare ferry on the northern side of the water.
Leaving Fährhof for Wittower. The train ferry left from the terminal on the left with the wooden stockade.
Approaching Wittower. The train ferry left from the terminal on the right.
Looking roughly east from the Wittower ferry, flat land!
A useful map of Rügen Island.
The former rail ferry terminal at Wittower.
Back at Garftitz 99 4802 comes to a stand with the 15:53 from Göhren to Lauterbach Mole.
Or in black and white.
99 4802 sets off from Garftitz with the 15:53 from Göhren.
Sellin Ost station.
99 4011 approaches Sellin Ost with the 16:49 from Göhren to Binz.
Göhren with typical architecture.
The main street in Göhren.
Göhren’s First World War memorial.
22 September 2015
20 September 2015