Peter-Ording took first place in Schleswig-Holstein. The rag for dusting was still on the projector. Holiday Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – all topics at a glance: Zinnowitz on Usedom: The sunniest place in Germany Rügen: The longest youth hostel in the world From Usedom to Poland: Usedom: Europe’s longest beach promenade Surfing: Surfing paradise Warnemünde: The next wave comes according to the timetable Drewitzer See: Live in Honecker’s hunting lodge Hotel presentation: Rügen: GDR cinema hides in noble hotel You stayed to yourself While the normal vacationer queued in front of summer cinemas, which were reminiscent of tin cans, to see a new Defa film or a West import, the political celebrities could indulge in the cinema experience in isolation. The canvas was behind the sliding wood paneling on one wall. Drinks were served to the audience at club tables, remembers Elke Gloser. However, the fact that stripes flickered across the 18 square meter screen that the average citizen did not see, refers the hotel employee to the realm of legend. "Dirty Dancing" was the last film "It showed what was going on in every public cinema" she remembers. The hotel assistant has been working in the house since it opened in 1978. The American film "Dirty Dancing" was the last film that Günter Mittag and Co. got to see in 1987. After that, the hall was converted for banquets, reports Elke Gloser. The cinema system was forgotten. Cineast Christian Schmidt, who runs a arthouse cinema in Sassnitz, counts the system with the 35-millimeter projectors to be one of the very few preserved from the GDR. "Other cinemas have fallen into disrepair, the technology has been scrapped or rotted away. Everything was dry and warm here" he tells. He only needed a few hours to get the turkish male order husbands technology up and running again. "All you had to do was wipe off the dust and replace some fuses." The cinema fan is enthusiastic about the picture quality. The cinema is being used again The hall in the Cliff Hotel, including the film technology, has recently been used again as a cinema program. The program has changed fundamentally. Movies like "The White band" or the GDR-critical strip "Three star red" who told of the mental anguish of a GDR border guard were already rattling through the projector. The fact that the cinema has been revived has nothing to do with Ostalgie, assures Schwarz, who has been running the hotel since 2008. "We want to tell our guests today the story of the house." Are you on Facebook? Then become a fan of t-online.de Reisen! With momentum into spring: News from the most popular spa and medicinal baths between the Alps and the Baltic Sea. In our photo show, too, we whet the appetite for a holiday with a feel-good guarantee. In addition to thermal water, moor and healing climate, new applications as well as sporting and cultural events ensure varied vacation days. We asked around at the health resorts and spas that had the highest number of overnight stays in their state last year. More on the subject: Photo show: Ideal for relaxation – Germany’s health resorts Photo show: Tourist tax hit parade: Here relaxation costs real money. Cures in Eastern Europe: Vacationers discover the baths in the east. Advertisement: Wellness and hiking trips in Germany Bavaria: Bad Füssing is on a wave of success With 2.4 million overnight stays per year, Bad Füssing is not only ahead among the more than 50 Bavarian health and health resorts, but also in first place nationwide. Three baths with over 100 different therapy, bathing and relaxation pools with a total of more than 12,000 square meters of water surface are the basis of the success of the Lower Bavarian spa: The thermal water, which is up to 56 degrees Celsius, helps with arthritis, spinal problems, osteoporosis and metabolic diseases, among other things. The trend is to take preventive care of your own health: That "Lifestyle program" with various medical and wellness offers aims to avoid the most common diseases of civilization such as cardiovascular problems or diabetes. The service center "Meeting point health" gives tips on how the optimal therapy looks for each guest. Baden-Württemberg: Baden-Baden is celebrating its state anniversary As a former royal seat, Baden-Baden is dressing up in particular this year – after all, it is time to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the state of Baden. For this reason, a special exhibition in the city museum and guided tours are on the program. The bathing tradition goes back even longer: The Romans were already looking for relief from joint problems in the healing springs of Baden-Baden, and in the 19th century Dostoevsky, Tsar Nicholas, Queen Victoria and Bismarck strolled through the extensive parks. In addition to the Kurhaus and the thermal baths, the casino and Europe’s second largest theater and concert hall contribute to the reputation of the Baden-Württemberg spa, which in 2011 recorded almost 825,000 overnight stays. How well do you know Germany? Test your knowledge with our darts game and maybe you will learn something too.to the Germany darts game Saarland: First class hiking around Mettlach The Orkelsfels towers high above Mettlach as a striking landmark. Orscholz, part of the municipality of Mettlach, has had the rating since 2005 "Climatic health resort" In 2011 it was at the top of the spa and medicinal baths in the Saarland with 211,000 overnight stays. From the lookout points "Cloef" and "little cloef" the famous view of the Saar loop is offered twice. There are currently four with the Mettlacher Tafeltour, the Saarhölzbachpfad, the Cloefpfad and the Wehinger Viezpfad "Premium ways" certified with numerous experience points. Those who dare to take longer hiking stages can tackle the 184-kilometer Saar-Hunsrück-Steig or the Saar-Rundwanderweg from Mettlach. Rhineland-Palatinate: Tropical ceremonies in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler The half-timbered town in Rhineland-Palatinate is picturesque – all four medieval city gates have been preserved. As a former "Prussian State Bath" Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler also has a chic Kurhaus, a glamorous casino and well-tended parks and in 2011 it had a good 790,000 overnight stays. The healing springs of the spa town are used as thermal and medicinal water – for example in the Ahr thermal baths. There, among other things, sauna ceremonies ensure relaxation: at the "Tropical ceremony" Guests are pampered with an infusion of sea water, mint and pina colada, as well as a nourishing peeling made from ground coffee beans, rice flour and oil. Saxony: Art Nouveau ambience in Bad Elster Located in the border triangle of Saxony, Bavaria and Bohemia, Bad Elster is a mineral spa and at the same time one of the oldest mud spas in Germany. The spectrum of effects that mud baths, tub baths and drinking cures treats ranges from heart and circulatory diseases to rheumatism and arthrosis to urinary tract diseases. Last year Bad Elster was happy about 522,000 overnight stays. The center of the Saxon State Bath with spa and theater, which from May to October with the Saxon-Bohemian cultural festival "Chursächsischer Sommer" waits, is shaped by the early days. The historic Albert-Bad is located in the extensive, 30-hectare spa park: Artful Art Nouveau ornaments and a carbonic acid bubble bath in the royal cabin make a visit an experience. Hessen: Bad Wildungen scores with Europe’s largest spa park Picturesque half-timbered houses in the old town, a baroque castle – in Bad Wildungen in northern Hesse you can take a relaxing holiday. The 50 hectare park between Bad Wildungen and Reinhardshausen, which is the largest spa park in Europe, also contributes to this. It is also the scene of the annual Festival of Lights, where 15,000 candles create a magical atmosphere on August 11th. The city, which recorded a good 1.4 million overnight stays in 2011, has iron, magnesium and carbonated sources that help with cardiovascular and urinary tract diseases. If you want to explore the region, you can now rent electric bikes and climb the heights of the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park without effort. Saxony-Anhalt: Silky massages in Bad Schmiedeberg Located in the Dübener Heide nature park, Bad Schmiedeberg has three natural remedies at its disposal: orthopedic, rheumatic and gynecological diseases are treated with moor and mineral water containing radon or fluoride. The landmark of the tranquil spa in Saxony-Anhalt is the Art Nouveau Kurhaus. The Kneipp therapy center now also offers relaxation and aroma massages, hot stone applications, singing bowl therapy and garshan massages with silk gloves that stimulate the metabolism. According to statistics, Bad Kösen and Bad Suderode achieved more than the 279,000 overnight stays that Bad Schmiedeberg recorded, but only together with the Naumburg an der Saale and Quedlinburg. Thuringia: Take a deep breath in Oberhof Tobogganing, bobsleigh, biathlon – the climatic health resort, which achieved 406,000 overnight stays last year, has made a name for itself as a winter sports center. If you want to try out for yourself how you feel on a rapid bobsleigh ride in the ice channel or how to handle a biathlon rifle, the summer bobsleigh and the shooting range are right for you. In the DKB Skisport-Halle, holidaymakers can even put on cross-country skis all year round. Otherwise, the heights of the Thuringian Forest are ideal for cycling, Nordic walking and hiking tours. Whether on the Großer Beerberg, Schneekopf or a stage on the famous Rennsteig hiking trail – the body’s defenses are trained in the fresh air. For the end of the year the reopening of the rebuilt "Rennsteig Therme" planned with a large sauna and wellness area. North Rhine-Westphalia: Experience Winterberg for free The climatic health resort is located at an altitude of 670 meters in the Rothaar Mountains and ranks first in North Rhine-Westphalia with exactly 986,452 overnight stays. The pure, low-allergen air in the Sauerland contributes to the stimulating climate: the body is stimulated when hiking or cycling. Around 480 kilometers of hiking trails, six Nordic walking routes and numerous cycle paths await active vacationers around Winterberg. From May 1st to October 3rd, the Winterbergcard Plus is available free of charge from 50 hosts, with which boat and mountain trips, visits to museums, baths and the Kellerwald Nature Park Center are free. Lower Saxony: The ball is rolling in Cuxhaven It’s sporty in Cuxhaven: championships in beach volleyball are held between June and September as well as in the beach variants of handball, basketball and football. The healthy, stimulating climate of the North Sea spa is also good for people with respiratory and skin diseases and allergy sufferers. With Thalasso, Cuxhaven relies on the power of the sea: sea water, algae, salt and silt come in "Thalasso center ahoy" for the good of the holidaymakers, who brought the leader in Lower Saxony around 1.3 million overnight stays in 2011. Schleswig-Holstein: silt and sulfur in St. Peter-Ording With 1.2 million overnight stays in the past year, St. Peter-Ording ranks first in Schleswig-Holstein. Houses built on stilts are typical of the traditional North Sea spa and sulfur bath. 15 of the up to 100-year-old stilt houses that now house cafes and restaurants have been preserved along the twelve-kilometer-long sandy beach. The natural remedies sea water, sulfur brine and silt help with respiratory and skin diseases as well as rheumatic complaints. In July, the modernization and expansion of the Dünen-Therme with slides and a torrent as well as the establishment of a national park information center starts – the wave pool is still open.