On mild summer evenings you may hear canons roaring and see pirate ships landing on the coast of Rügen. Then the freebooter Klaus Stoertebeker has awakened to a new life on the outdoor stage of Ralswiek.
Störtebeker and his Likedeel mates stirred up trouble on the Baltic Sea in the 14th century. Above all, Hanseatic trade vessels had to beware of the pirates. Finally Stoertebeker was taken prisoner and executed in Hamburg in the year 1401 together with many of his mates. Hence the Stoertebeker legend was born describing the pirate as a "Robin Hood of the seas".
Every summer a new adventure in the life of Klaus Stoertebeker is portrayed on the Ralswiek outdoor stage at Jasmund Bodden. The production is extravagant: more than 100 actors, about 30 horses, several ships, impressive birds of prey and countless special effects contribute to the success of the show. When finally spectacular fireworks over the Baltic Sea close the evening, you might feel the presence of Stoertebeker’s spirit over Rügen.