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ISLAND OF RÜGEN
"Die Guten sind nie allein"
-Ernst Moritz Arndt-
The island of Ruegen has a surface of 973 km² and is Germany's largest island. The island is located in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It stretches around 51 km from north to south and 43 km from east to west. There are two national parks on the island, the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park and Jasmund National Park. The island is characterized by beech and pine forests, swamps, and marshes.