Dänholm Island

  • Freely accessible at any time

small island in front of Stralsund, © TZ HST
Monuments and Sights, dog-friendly

The island of Dänholm is a small island with a lot of history. Already used for military purposes under the Swedes, Dänholm was developed into the cradle of the Prussian Navy.

The small island of Strale or Strela, located directly in front of the city of Stralsund, created a natural harbor that seafaring peoples have always appreciated. It is mentioned in the 1st city book as early as 1288. Due to the busy shipping traffic of the Danes in the 12th and 13th centuries in the waters around Rügen and off Stralsund, but especially in connection with the defeat of a Danish fleet in 1326 near the island, it was probably renamed to Dänholm.
The eventful history of the island known to us is predominantly military. The first reliable documents and plans of fortifications on the island date back to the time of the Thirty Years' War. In 1628, Wallenstein, as the imperial commander at that time, ordered the German emperor to secure and fortify all ports in the Baltic Sea due to the lack of his own fleet, which was supposed to create a counterweight to the strengthening Swedish Empire.
The Swedish military was also well aware of the favorable location of the island. After the treaty of alliance between the city and the Kingdom of Sweden, ratified in 1628, it began to immediately improve and expand the already existing fortifications and tried to control the Strelasund and the approach to the city by means of new fortifications with gun emplacements. On June 7, 1815, the Swedish period ended for Stralsund.

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Stralsund Zoo

  • Open today
  • Grünhufer Bogen, 18437 Stralsund

The largest zoo in Vorpommern with 800 animals in 120 species and shapes offers a "journey through the fantastic world of animals!" - from chimpanzees to tarantulas, from farms to jungles.

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SEA MUSEUM Stralsund

  • Temporarily closed
  • Katharinenberg, 18439 Stralsund

The MEERESMUSEUM in Stralsund's old town is currently closed. The museum is expected to open in 2024 after extensive modernization work.

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Playing card factory museum workshop

  • Open today
  • Katharinenberg, 18435 Stralsund

Today, the playing card factory is more of a workshop than a museum. Work is also carried out on all the historic machines, so that a vivid impression of the working conditions in an old print shop can be conveyed. As a visitor, you can look over the employees' shoulders or find out more in an exhibition.

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Central Station

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  • Tribseer Damm, 18437 Stralsund

The second tour to the world with a very beautiful reception hall designed in the 1930s by the artist Erich Kliefert.

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Bath balls with natural aromas, © Duft-Noten Ziolkowski

Soap manufactory fragrance Ziolkowski

  • Open today
  • Krummenhagener Straße, 18442 Krummenhagen

So that you feel good in your skin, we produce in our small family business natural soaps z. Bps. (Rügen healing chalk soap, shampoo soap, salt soap and much more) from goat's milk. These we obtain from an organic farmer from our region. All our natural soaps (cold-stirred) are without preservatives and artificial fragrances.

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OZEANEUM Stralsund

  • Open today
  • Hafenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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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Church St. Nikolai Stralsund

  • Open today
  • Alter Markt, 18439 Stralsund

The oldest of the three parish churches is the monumental St. Nikolai church, located at the old marketplace. With its two impressive organs, made by Buchholz and Schuke, the church belongs to the most beautiful sacral building in northern Europe.

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Gorch Fock I

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  • An der Fährbrücke, 18439 Stralsund

Built in only 100 days! Thousands of cadets learned to sail on the German Navy's sail training ship. The Gorch Fock I is the type ship of a class of five sail training ships, which also includes the German Navy's sail training ship of the same name built in 1958.

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An original naval helicopter in the Dänholm Naval Museum, branch of the STRALSUND MUSEUM, © STRALSUND MUSEUM

Naval museum Stralsund

  • Zur Sternschanze, 18439 Stralsund

The naval museum is located on the peninsula Dänholm.

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© Erik Hart

Maid's Well

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  • Fährstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The "Mägdebrunnen" was recreated in 2003 on the site of a historic fountain by the German sculptor Günter Kaden. Its design details inspire(d) again and again to different interpretations.

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Children playground lido

  • Große Parower Straße, 18435 Stralsund

The playground directly on the beach! Play equipment: toddler slide, spring rocker, slide, balancing elements, swings, toddler swing and climbing frame, climbing element, climbing device with sand area, swing. Recommended by us for children from 3 years. Equipment: located in the greenery and the beach, benches

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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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Sundpromenade

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  • Sundpromenade, 18435 Stralsund

An idyllic promenade along the Strelasund. For walks along the water from Stralsund harbor to Parow.

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Brick trench bridge - Rügen dam

  • Open today
  • Werftstraße / L296, 18439 Stralsund

The Rügen causeway is the first fixed trafficable crossing of the Strelasund, over which both the old B 96, the Stralsund-Sassnitz railroad line and a footpath and cycle path lead. It was completed in 1937.

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Hohendorf Castle

  • Am Park, 18445 Hohendorf

Classic meets modern: a property to touch, relax & enjoy. 26 apartments: with tower. with gallery. Individual. Special. Different.

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