A "window to the infinite", that is Rügen for Caspar David Friedrich. And the painter was not alone in his fondness for the island. The Baltic Sea island is particularly popular with sailors - they can now get to know the popular destination from a different perspective.
MareTV reports in a report about the big sights such as the striking chalk cliffs and about the small peculiarities of Rügen. And about its residents. What relaxation and elegant holiday flair means for some means hard work for others: The Pretzel fishing family has been working on the lagoon for generations, the father and three sons catch eels and live where others go on holiday. And they are not the only ones whose life takes place by the sea and on the sea.
The forester of Germany's only sea forest protects the spit, the meteorologist Stefan Kreibohm drives out to sea even in the worst rainy weather, the Bäcker family watches over the bathers during their vacation and the water taxi driver Karsten Rehse sat with passengers on a sandbank between Rügen and Hiddensee firmly. Hiddensee is the small island on which cars are no longer allowed to drive and which therefore has its very own atmosphere.
The water is the reason why bathers have been populating the beaches of the island since the 1920s, where no village is more than seven kilometers from the coast.