Rügen’s Chalk Museum (Kreidemuseum)

Located at the end of a small track that leads past the Precise Resort (formerly Jasmer Resort) in Sagard on Rügen is what is apparently Europe’s only museum dedicated to chalk.

The chalk museum or “Kreidemuseum” is located in the factory building of the Chalk Factory in a hamlet called Gummanz that was in use up to 1962. It was re-opened as a museum in 2005 using a grant from the European Agricultural Fund and the European Fund for Regional Development, and has also been extended.

The entrance to the chalk museum (Kreidemuseum) in Gummanz
The entrance to the chalk museum (Kreidemuseum) in Gummanz

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Seeing Rügen from the air

Over the past few years I have seen quite a bit of the island of Rügen, all of it though by car.  One of the places that I had not until recently been to was the famous Königsstuhl chalk cliffs, which are only accessible by foot or by sea.  Going there requires, at the very least, a decision on where to leave the car.

So when Sven Nikolaus from Rügen-Helikopter offered me the chance to fly over the cliffs at sunset, I jumped at the chance not only to fly in a helicopter for the first time, but to see the island from and get some great photos as well.

The helicopter on the ground

The helicopter on the ground

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