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Sellin on the eastern coast of the island Rügen was first mentioned as Zelinische beke in 1295. For centuries (until the abolision of serfdom in 1806) the village and its inhabitants belonged to the domains of the Princes of Putbus. After the Thirty Years' War (16181648) it became part of Sweden and remained so until 1815 when it was handed over to Prussia.
Sellin's the tradtion as a sea-side spa at the Baltic Sea coast began in 1887 when the first hotel was opened. Between 1896 and 1912, the flourishing period of Sellin, most of its characteristic lush villas were built.
In order to ease the arrival of tourists, the first