The 750-year-old ducal city of Wolgast, situated on the Peene River, currently has about 12,500 inhabitants and is often referred to as the “gateway to the island of Usedom”. The Peene Bridge, Northern Germany’s largest bascule bridge, connects the town with the island of Usedom. Its beautiful waterfront location gives this port town a unique flair.
In nearby Lassan there is St. John’s (“St. Johannis”), a three-aisled hall church of the first half of the 15th century with a rectangular chancel of the 13th century, which is worth seeing. St. Michael’s Church (“St. Michael”) in Krummin is another brick church from the 13th century with neo-Gothic extensions and a west tower from the 19th century.