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forms the westernmost part of the seaside resort
A seaside resort is a resort, or resort town, located on the coast. Where a beach is the primary focus for tourists, it may be called a beach resort.- Overview :...
town of Heringsdorf in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a federal state in northern Germany. The capital city is Schwerin...
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, on the north coast of the island of Usedom
Usedom is a Baltic Sea island on the border between Germany and Poland. It is situated north of the Szczecin Lagoon estuary of the River Oder in Pomerania...
, about five miles by rail northwest of Świnoujście
Świnoujście is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. It is situated mainly on the islands of Uznam and Wolin, but also occupies smaller islands, of which the largest is Karsibór island, once part of Usedom, now separated by a Piast...
. Bansin has, in the past, been one of the most popular resorts on the German Baltic shore. One of the famous people who owned a summer home in Bansin was the astronomer Friedrich Simon Archenhold
Friedrich Simon Archenhold was an astronomer who founded the Treptow Observatory in Berlin-Treptow. On the basis of Archenhold's plans, the telescope became the world's longest moving refracting telescope, with a focal length of 21 meters...