Nienhagen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Nienhagen is a municipality in the Rostock district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Nienhagen
Coat of arms of Nienhagen
Coat of arms
Location of Nienhagen within Rostock district
Nienhagen in LRO.svg
Nienhagen is located in Germany
Nienhagen
Nienhagen
Nienhagen is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Nienhagen
Nienhagen
Coordinates: 54°10′N 11°58′E / 54.167°N 11.967°E / 54.167; 11.967Coordinates: 54°10′N 11°58′E / 54.167°N 11.967°E / 54.167; 11.967
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
Municipal assoc.Bad Doberan-Land
Government
 • MayorUwe Kahl
Area
 • Total5.90 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,972
 • Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18211
Dialling codes038203
Vehicle registrationLRO
Websitewww.doberan-land.de

GeographyEdit

 
Steep sea cliffs with Ghost Wood (Gespensterwald) behind

The municipality lies on the Baltic Sea coast between the oldest German seaside spa of Heiligendamm and Warnemünde. Large parts of the municipal territory are forested. West of the village lies Nienhagen Wood (Nienhäger Holz) immediately behind the high sea cliffs which roughly measure roughly 12 m (39 ft). This mixed forest is circa 180 hectares (1.8 km2) in area and is called Ghost Wood (Gespensterwald) by the locals. The origin of this description is not exactly known, but is probably derived from its coastal strip of the wood, which 1,250 m (4,100 ft) long and around 100 m (330 ft) wide, and is mainly stocked with beech and a few oaks. The beech trees, in particular, have been shaped by the sea winds, grow mainly on one side and have twisted, snake-like branches, which gives them a ghostly appearance especially at twilight and in the mist.

 
Coast in Nienhagen

A footpath with picturesque views runs immediately behind the sea cliffs to Börgerende. Below the cliffs are beaches of fine sand, suitable for bathing, interesting piles of scree and several large glacial erratics. A mile off the coast in the Baltic Sea is Nienhagen Artificial Reef which is used for research.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

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