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Putbus (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Putbus is a small town on the southeastern part of the island of Rugen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the most sparsely populated North German state and the Baltic Sea's beaches and islands, as well as the many lakes in the interior, attract many tourists every year. The town is small at 4,836 inhabitants but is a significant tourist destination with numerous seaside resorts.
Putbus was founded by Graf or Count, later Furst or Prince Wilhelm-Malte zu Putbus as his Residenzstadt. Wilhelm-Malte also introduced sea bathing to Germany at Lauterbach which is about 2 kilometers from Putbus. The former Schloss was destroyed by the East German régime after World War II but its orangery and stables survive in the very beautiful park. The town is also notable for the small Theatre and the Crown Prince's residence, now a tourist office and museum. The town is connected to the rest of Rugen by the narrow gauge steam railway known as Rasender Roland and by good roads and cycle tracks.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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