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Gristow is located on the edge of the Greifswalder Bodden near the university and hanseatic city of Greifswald. With its wide meadows and coasts, the natural environment is pristine and an extremely charming vacation experience for those who love peace and quiet.

The village Gristow is located at an indentation of the Greifswalder Bodden, which is said to have originated with a storm tide around 1298. The Gristower Wieck was formed from a small river or stream and the trade route, which came from Greifswald via Neuenkirchen-Wampen and Karrendorf-Fraetow, was interrupted.
The village of Gristow itself was first mentioned in a document in 1248. It was a small Slavic Angerdorf that developed into a small trading and fishing village due to its good location.

Today, you can strengthen at the port of Gristow with a delicious fish roll or other dishes in the rustic fish restaurant. On the way there you will marvel at the gothic village church during a short rest. It was built in the 14th century and supplemented with a neo-Gothic tower from the 19th century - a beauty like the nature around it. The tower can be climbed and offers a fantastic view as far as Rügen, Greifswald and Stralsund.

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Village Church Gristow

The village church of Gristow in Western Pomerania dates from the 13th century.
The start of construction of the village church of Gristow took place in the year 1280. Originally, the church had a wooden church tower, which however was demolished around 1690 due to structural damage and was replaced by a new free-standing Bell...