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Heiligendamm (Low German Hilligendamm) is a district of Bad Doberan on the Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Mecklenburg Bay. Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside resort in Germany and continental Europe, as early as 1793 was the founding. The place is called because of the visible from the sea white row of houses near the beach and the "white city by the sea". In 2004 Heiligendamm was recognized as a Seeheilbad. Through the G8 summit in Heiligendamm in June 2007, the place gained international fame.The seaside resort as a district has about 300 inhabitants, the city of Bad Doberan end of 2013 had a total of 11,607 inhabitants.Heiligendamm is on the Baltic coast cycle path. the European EuroVelo Route EV 10 is connected.The place name Heiligendamm comes from the so-called Holy Dam, one of smooth, loosely lying and peculiarly colored and formed pebbles existing, 3-5 m high, about 30 m wide and 4 km long natural elevation on the Baltic Sea. According to a legend, the monks had prayed in Doberan during storm surge and then the Holy Dam had arisen.In the Middle Ages Conventer Lake was still an open bay. In fact, the Holy Dam in its present form was created during a storm surge in the early 15th century. Contrary to some representations, the Conventer See was not the outlet of a Schwaanentdararm the Warnow.Source: Wikipedia
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