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Four Corners study visit on Rügen
Photographer Egon Nehls

Photographer Egon Nehls


The Four Corners’ study visit in the guestharbours on the island of Rügen May 5-6, turned out to be a travel through futuristic themes, innovative ideas, and witness new sources of inspiration.

Harbour masters, translators and representatives from the Four Corners cooperation, met, yet again, to learn from each other on how to develop our small harbour and costal areas. This time, the meeting took place on the island of Rügen.

Eager and prepared for two intensive days of harbour- visits, discussions, idea sharing and new inspiration, the Four Corners met in a wonderful bakery close to the main habour, which the Swedish and Danish delegations arrive at. We went through the schedule over lunch, after which it was time for our first destination of the day; Harbour Seedorf.

Prora- an abandoned building concept

On the way to Seedorf we stopped by Prora, a massive abandoned building concept, built during time the Third Reich architecture was at its height. After this cultural experience we took the bus to the harbour.

Seedorf- in the nature

Like the island itself, it amazed us all with its beautiful surroundings, its green nature and the many hills. The harbour itself was owned by a Mrs. Abraham and her husband, who worker together to develop it. She described how they had turned an old fire station into a harbour-bar, and how pleasing the guests was their first priority.

Putbus- a futuristic harbour

From this idyllic little harbour, we drove to the next. This one was called “Im-Jaich” and was situated in the city of Putbus. Here the theme was the future, with popular guesthouses floating on water, new being built on poles, water sports being practiced, a train station available, and all kinds of facilities and machines to take care of boats all year round.

In the afternoon we arrived at the small harbour in Schaprode. It looked very nice at this time of the day, and we could also spot the island of Hiddense from here. We were told that ferries were cruising between the islands, which we unfortunately did not have time to see.

Altefär- where different sailors meet

The next morning we started with a visit in the small harbour in Altefähr. It was a rather large, public owned harbour, with an astonishing view over the city on the other side. It distinguished itself by having fishermen selling mackerel in April, and children coming on sailing camps during the warmer months of the year.

Glowe- a harbour with an eco-theme

After some final idea- and opinion sharing the Four Corners delegation “set sail” for the small harbour in Glowe. There the theme was eco; no cars were allowed in the costal area. We had our walk through a promenade overlooking the sea and the beautiful beach, and when we arrived in the harbour we were warmly welcomed by the harbourmaster, his wife and the crew working there. It was a small but nicely finished harbour, with modern facilities and wonderful position, in the northern part of the island.

Lohme- at the bottom of a scrape

Later, after many moments of great discussions, from facilities, to regattas to international cooperation, and a picture for the local press, we gathered in a restaurant to sum up the trip. Here the ideas were exchanged, future developments discussed and overall enjoyment about the visit expressed. As a final destination we stopped at the harbour in Lohme, where the harbour was placed down a scrape, with special needs and really interesting solutions for whatever problems its position might bring.

Despite the tight schedule the whole trip was certainly a unique experience for all of us.

Jessika Vammerlund,

intern at Four Corners, Ystad

Meeting at Bornholm

Today 50 youngsters, politicians and teachers meet in Bornholm do discuss education and drug abuse.

Four Corners Youth Board meeting on Rügen 12.-14. September 2013

The Four Corners Youth Board met on Rügen during 12th-14th September 2013. The students from the regions worked within their working groups developing exciting ideas in regard to regional youth exchange, effects of racisim, how to avoid financial problems and how young people with innovative ideas can work across boarders to develop enterprises. These ideas will be presented at the upcoming Youth Parliament on Bornholm 3. - 5. October 2013.

New Sailing guide published

The region of the “South Baltic Four Corners” is situated in the very centre of the South Baltic Sea region. The Baltic Sea is connecting the four regions and now the Four Corners have created a digital sailing guide for web and smart phones.

The Four Corners have focused their activities on maritime tourism in and around the small harbours. To make the small harbour more attractive for maritime tourists, the Four Corners created together with the graphical company Burwitz & Pocha GbR on Rügen a digital sailing guide.
Since the end of 2010 the English and the German version is published under www.sailing-guide.eu. The other language versions are going to follow, soon.

The very best is that the sailing guide is not only limited to your PC. To make it easier for sailors you can use your mobile phone. The Four corners have published a special version of the sailing guide for e.g. I-phones or smart phones. And for those who prefer to use an ordinary printed versions, you can soon find brochures with the sailing guide in all Four Corners languages and English in the guest harbours.

In the sailing guide you find useful information about small harbours in the South Baltic Four Corners region, about services and equipments. You can read how you can reach and berth in the harbour, safety and you find attractive excursion tips nearby. In addition to this, the sailing guide provides necessary information about border, natural, customs and other regulation, about quality standards and of course the weather forecasts.

Rock carving events in Southeast Skåne and on Bornholm
Two historical rock carvings events took place in Southeast Skåne and Bornholm the same weekend September 11-12 2010 in relation to during the European Heritage Day.

In Southeast Skåne Four Corners have collaborated with Österlens Museum and the Swedish Rock Art Archives in arranging two events open to the public. The main focus is the rock carving “the dancers rock carving” at Järrestad, Simrishamn. On Saturday evening "Rock Art By Night" started on one of Southeast Skånes most beautiful petroglyphs. A bus from Österlens museum took participants to the location that was illuminated by grazing light. Archaeologists told the stories of the petroglyphs and a Bronze Age buffé was served. On Sunday from 10-16 researchers where available at petroglyphs in Järrestad to answer questions, tell about the rock carvings. Visitors were also given the possibility to make their own frottage – a copy of the rock carving on carbon paper.


Photo:Ann-Louise Svensson, Österlens museum

On Bornholm the event “Listen to a rock carving” was held on September 11. Seven artists, musicians, actors, storytellers and poets, select a particular symbol carved in the rocks at Madsebakke and Hammersholm and produce a performance inspired by it. The event was created in collaboration with Bornholms Museum and Skov og Naturstyrelsen on Bornholm.

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