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The fishing village of Vitt is on the German island of Ruegen,
specifically, on the peninsula Wittow near Cape Arkona. The
village belongs to the municipality Putgarten. Due to its
location in a canyon on the banks of the cliff, called Liete,
Vitt is not visible from a distance. If you come to the verge
of the gorge, we get a glimpse of the thatched roofs of the
The name derives from the word Vitt Vitte (s) / Witte (Swedish:
vittja = "landing", "Trade and stack space") from. In fact,
Vitt was initially only temporarily inhabited Vitte, where the
captured fish was processed (See also Vitte). The name could
also be from Vit, a common Slavic name (as the local founder),
or witt derived for white.
Since no charter exists, the exact age of the village is not
known. According to the reports of the Danish historian Saxo
Grammaticus but the village is already in the 10th Have heard
century as a fishing and trading port for Slavic Jaromarsburg
at Cape Arkona.
The first mention was made on 25 May 1290, when the prince
Rüganer Witzlaw II the town the right and the freedom of
Above the village stands a small chapel Vitter, whose
construction started in 1806 and was finally completed 1816th
It was built because more and more visitors to the shores of
the old church pastor sermons Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten had
come and found some of the visitors in bad weather no more room
in the fishermen's huts.
The heritage village is very well protected and enjoys a steady
influx of tourists. In the small harbor cruises around Cape
Arkona can be booked with fishing boats.
Vitt is best reached by bike or by train from the Arkona
Putgarten. There must also leave private car as driving is
allowed on the Cape only with special permission.
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