• There are more than 40 amazing pools featuring exhibits from the seven seas in the Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund, © TMV/Böttcher
    There are more than 40 amazing pools featuring exhibits from the seven seas in the Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund
  • The brick buildings in the medieval Hanseatic town of Stralsund glow in front of the nocturnal backdrop, © Tourismuszentrale Stralsund/Sebastian Kartheuser
    The brick buildings in the medieval Hanseatic town of Stralsund glow in front of the nocturnal backdrop
  • A perfect contrast of tradition and futuristic architecture - the Ozeaneum snuggles into Stralsund's Gothic brickwork, © TMV/Schlorke
    A perfect contrast of tradition and futuristic architecture - the Ozeaneum snuggles into Stralsund's Gothic brickwork

Hanseatic Town of Stralsund

The Hanseatic town is ideally situated for trade and shipping, flushing a small fortune into the pockets of Stralsund's merchants. They invested a large proportion of this in a grandiose town hall, magnificent churches and gabled houses.

A city of bricks

The old maritime-trade metropolis is often called the "Venice of the North". The venerable city of Stralsund stands on the Strelasund. With its North German Gothic brickwork, the largest town in Vorpommern is clearly visible from afar. The once mighty Hanseatic town still has an impressive wealth of historic buildings from eight centuries – the old town has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002.

A city of museums

The Deutsche Meeresmuseum (German Oceanographic Museum) in the former Katharinenkloster (St. Catherine's Monastery) is the most-visited museum in North Germany and offers insights into the world of water and its inhabitants. It is complemented by the Ozeaneum in the harbour, launched in 2008. The oldest museum in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – the cultural-historical museum - also includes exhibitions on the history of Pommern.

A seaside town

With the cry of seagulls, white sails and the historic old town towering behind, it isn't just yachtsmen who feel Stralsund's harbour makes the perfect backdrop. Ferries set out from the city harbour to Hiddensee and Altefähr and also offer harbour round trips.  The barque Gorch Fock provides another tourist attraction in the harbour.

 

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Katharinenberg – 18439 Stralsund

German Maritime Museum

Little Nemos in the maritime museum is among the crowd pleasers

36 aquariums with Mediterranean and tropical fish species are laid out for discovery. The German Maritime Museum was named Europe's Museum of the Year in 2010.

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Hafenstraße – 18439 Stralsund

OZEANEUM Stralsund

A view of the OZEANEUM from Stralsund, © Johannes-Maria Schlorke

With its five exhibitions and 46 aquariums, the OZEANEUM Stralsund invites you on an extraordinary underwater journey beneath the northern seas. Visit Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace, "Niki" the female sand tiger shark in the 2.6-million-litre pool "Open Atlantic" and the giants of the sea - real life replicas of whales.

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