Bessin chapel in autumn, © Tourismuszentrale Rügen
Historical Buildings, Churches

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Gothic eight-sided brick building.

In 1482, the mayor of Stralsund, Matthias Darne, donated the small octagonal chapel "Zum heiligen Kreuz". In the 17th century, the bell oriel was added with a bell from the 15th century. The exterior of the chapel has remained unchanged since its construction, and inside there is a flat plank ceiling decorated with medieval paintings. Several bishop's crosses decorate the walls.
In the 18th century the chapel was equipped with box pews and two patronage chairs; extension of the pulpit altar to the front in wood. In 1926/27 there was a fundamental repair, a renewal of the figure attributes, the leaf hangings and the top painting. In 1982 the attic was cleaned and secured by citizens of Bessin. In 1983-1985 the restoration of the ceiling painting and the renovation of the belfry took place and in 1995/96 work was done on the roofing as well as repairs to the roof truss. Thanks to the foundation of the support association "Kapelle zum Heiligen Kreuz Bessin e. V." (Chapel to the Holy Cross Bessin e. V.), a church but also non-profit use can be ensured.

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Playing card factory museum workshop

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  • Katharinenberg, 18435 Stralsund

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  • Hafenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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  • Open today
  • Grünhufer Bogen, 18437 Stralsund

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  • An der Fährbrücke, 18439 Stralsund

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Children playground lido

  • Große Parower Straße, 18435 Stralsund

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Children playground Küsterbastion

  • Knieperwall, 18439 Stralsund

Playground with a view of the Knieperteich. Recommended by us for children from 1 year.

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  • Open today
  • Hafenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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MeeresTon ceramics

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  • An der Fährbrücke, 18439 Stralsund

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  • Marienstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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World Heritage Exhibition

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  • Ossenreyerstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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Restaurant "Zum Scheele

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  • Fährstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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  • Tribseer Damm, 18437 Stralsund

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  • Frankenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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  • Greifswalder Chaussee, 18439 Stralsund

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Canoe course provider and kayak rental in Stralsund. The canoe school offers various courses for beginners, advanced and professionals.

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