New capuchin monkey enclosure with outdoor enclosure, © Birgit Schulz
Zoos, animal parks and enclosures, family-friendly

In the Greifswald zoo you can discover new things during all seasons of the year. Our park invites visitors, with its inhabitants and the natural history house with café. Zoo school, tours, children’s birthdays and family parties can be organized, if asked for. Opening hours: November - March: 09:00 am - 16:00 pm April and October: 09:00 am - 17:00 pm May - September 09:00 am – 18:00 pm

An experience for all senses

Out indigenous zoological garden in Greifswald is really worth a visit, no matter what the season. Lovely and naturalistically decorated animal facilities allow a new and interesting insight in the fascinating world of different species. Whether you are watching meerkats, cotton-top tamarin, coatis, raccoons, porcupines, dingoes or coypu there is always something to see.

Particularly interesting are the encounters in the walk-in enclosures for white storks, pygmy-goats and kangaroos, or you can watch capybara during the public feeding. Discover the island of the capuchin monkeys and the wide variety of bird species. A special event is the apiary and the plug house; there you can watch the chicks hatching. You can have a rest when looking at the scenic parkway with the swan lake. On your tour, we invite you to different game elements for the developments of all senses, like the vortices and birdcall imitator, and our water and adventure playground. Throughout the entire park you will find benches and places to protect yourself from bad weather.

Don’t forget to visit the zoo school and the nature house. Enjoy a small snack in comfortable atmosphere at our café. We are offering you: zoo school, project days and excursions, children´s birthday party, or you can also have a barbeque and celebrate your birthday in our café. These offers will be available upon request.

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Watermill Hanshagen

  • Mühlenblick, 17509 Hanshagen

Visit the listed Watermill Hanshagen built in 1524. Experience the history, enjoy the superb Environment, eat, celebrate and stay overnight or get married here! Start your trips to the Hanse town Greifswald and Stralsund or to the Islands of Usedom or Rügen.

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Indoor playground "kunti-bunt"

  • Closed today
  • An der Thronpost, 17489 Greifswald

The "kunti-bunt" indoor playground in Greifswald is the perfect place to avoid boredom. Adventure, action and fun await you on 3,400 m² with great play and climbing attractions at any time of year.

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Caspar David Friedrich Center

  • Open today
  • Lange Straße, 17489 Greifswald

The Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, opened in 2004 in the historic Seifensiederei and expanded in 2011 to include the entire former residential and commercial building of the Friedrich family, commemorates the great painter and greatest son of the city of Greifswald. It is also a museum, documentation and research center. Caspar David Friedrich was born here on September 5, 1774.

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Pomeranian State Museum

  • Open today
  • Rakower Str., 17489 Greifswald

14,000 years of eventful history on the southern Baltic coast on both sides of the Oder are presented between the former Franciscan church and the city wall - in an award-winning ensemble of buildings that impressively combines Gothic, classicist and contemporary architecture. The valuable collection of paintings presents works by renowned painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Frans Hals, Philipp Otto Runge, Max Liebermann, Max Pechstein and Vincent van Gogh.

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Surfspot Ludwigsburg

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Ludwigsburg

In southern and south-westerly winds Ludwigsburg is first choice in the direct vicinity of Greifswald - and also the only one. For the slightly gusty wind the spot reimburses with a large Shallow area and plenty of space to build up.

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Tremt surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18519 Tremt

On east wind days Tremt is a popular shallow water spot on the Greifswalder Bodden. The entry area is a bit narrow, but you can do it on the water and on land really wide. A fat nozzle provides extra power in kites and sails.

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Nautic VR - Experience virtual reality

  • Open today
  • Lange Reihe, 17489 Greifswald

At Nautic-VR you can explore virtual reality together with your friends! So put on your goggles and off you go!

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Village Church Groß Kiesow

  • Schulstraße, 17495 Groß Kiesow

The Church dates from the 13th century and is built of stone and brick. Next to the church begins a pilgrim path, which is signposted with 8 stations.

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Eldena monastery ruins

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Wolgaster Landstraße, 17493 Greifswald

The monastery ruins and park are a popular excursion destination for Greifswald residents and their guests. The monastery ruins are also the starting and finishing point of the themed cycle path "Route of North German Romanticism", which traces the stations and lives of the North German Romantics of Western Pomerania.

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Loissin surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Loissin

You can reach the spot via the campsite, where you can also take a shower and, of course, pitch your tent. Beginners will find a large standing area in Loissin. Experienced surfers will be happy about the fantastic shallow water conditions. The spot works with wind from west to northeast.

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The regional store WOLFGRAMM, © Dörte Wolfgramm-Stühmeyer

Regional store WOLFGRAMM

  • Open today
  • Zum alten Mischplatz, 17498 Levenhagen

Regionalladen WOLFGRAMM brings together the diversity of the region.

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University of Greifswald

  • Domstraße, 17489 Greifswald

The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a particularly popular destination for tourists.

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Greifswald barrage

  • Am Ryck, 17493 Greifswald

The Greifswald barrage is located in the water cross-section of the Ryck federal waterway at the mouth of the "Dänische Wiek" in the Greifswald-Wieck district. It forms an integral part of the flood protection system for the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald.

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Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

  • Rathaus/Markt, 17489 Greifswald

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

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Marketplace of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Markt, 17489 Greifswald

The development of the town of Greifswald began with the founding of Hilda Monastery. The town was first mentioned in a document in 1248 and received its town charter in 1250. The market square is the heart of the historic old town. Caspar David Friedrich painted the market square with a view of the Ratsapotheke and part of the town hall as a watercolor - on display in the Pomeranian State Museum.

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