Seestrasse, the main street that runs from the train station to the beach

Bansin is a seaside town in the Heringsdorf municipality, and the Western Mecklenburg Pomerania region of Germany. It's one of the more popular of the three imperial seaside resorts on the German side of Usedom Island. There are many fine homes with white fences in Bansin and a beach with a pier. Bansin is surrounded by forests and small lakes. The Schloonsee, a charming small lake is just a few steps from the promenade.

View of the Schloonsee lake from the promenade 

Bansin is as popular today as it was over 100 years ago when the German Emperor Wilhelm II (Queen Victoria's oldest grandson) used to visit it. South of Bansin is the Schmollensee and several small lakes, forests, campgrounds and other attractions that can be found in nearby towns. Some of the best known is the Dutch windmill in Benz that was immortalized in paintings of Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, who's atelier in Koserow was turned into a museum, and by Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), a leading New York expressionist painter, who spent summer vacations on Usedom Island from 1909 until 1921 when he was studying art in Berlin. The 50 kilometers long Lyonel Feininger bike tour route starts in Benz and goes through Bansin.

Bansin train station 


Clock on the square that marks the main entrance to the beach

View from the beach on the square with a clock and the Seestrasse 

On the promenade

On the promenade

One of the many boardwalks between the beach and promenade

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