Church of Culture St. Jacobi, © TMV/Tiemann
Exhibitions and Galleries, Churches, Brick Gothic

Stralsund's St. Jacob's Church was first mentioned in a document in 1303. The church, which was under construction at that time, is thus the youngest of the three parish churches in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund. The differently glazed molded stones and the ornamental wealth of blinds and friezes make the basilica stand out clearly from the other Sundian churches.

St. Jacob's Church was built on the former dividing line between Stralsund's Old and New Towns. In the middle of the 14th century, the nave was raised in the original hall church, the side aisles were extended by chapels and the new west tower was erected. With the 68-meter-high tower, the choirless church received its most beautiful architectural part.

In the course of history, St. Jacob's Church has suffered many wounds. Of the three parish churches in Stralsund, it suffered the most: in 1628 it was hit by thirty bullets during Wallenstein's siege. In 1662 the Gothic tower pyramid burned down by lightning. The baroque tower dome was built in 1678. Artillery fire caused considerable damage to the interior of the church in 1678 and 1715. At the beginning of the 19th century the French used it as a horse stable. St. Jakobi was also not spared during an air raid on October 6, 1944. The magnificent pulpit by the Stralsund sculptor Hans Lucht and the oil painting by Johann Heinrich Tischbein with the motifs "Deposition from the Cross" and "Assumption" were saved. In 1955, the Gustav Adolf Hall was built in the gallery area of the tower. With the help of federal and state subsidies as well as the German Foundation for the Protection of Monuments, St. Jacob's Church was restored.

Today, St. Jacobi's Church no longer hosts church services - as a city and cultural church, it has become a special location for events such as theater performances, exhibitions and concerts.

Since 2020, the new old Jakobi organ has also been in use. The instrument had been unplayable since it was plundered at the end of World War 2. For three years it was rebuilt in traditional 18th century craftsmanship: A new Wegscheider organ was installed in the historic baroque organ case from 1741 - a new historic instrument in its old historic dress, so to speak. The sound style of the 18th century was chosen for the new organ. This style embodies powerful fullness and colorfulness. Inspired by the style of Gottfried Silbermann and Joachim Wagner, the organ is celebrated as the first great "Bach organ" in MV. At the same time, it is the largest new organ built in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to date and guarantees versatile concert use, for example in combination with soloists, choirs and orchestras.

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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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OZEANEUM Stralsund

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  • 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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Playing card factory museum workshop

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  • 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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Gorch Fock I

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  • An der Fährbrücke, 18439 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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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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St. Mary's Church Stralsund

  • Open today
  • Marienstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The Marienkirche, also called St. Marien, is the largest church in the city. From the 104 meter high tower (366 steps) of the Marienkirche you have a unique view over Stralsund to Rügen.

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Störtebeker Brewery

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  • Greifswalder Chaussee, 18439 Stralsund

More than just a brewery - an experience In the Störtebeker Brewery Quarter, you can discover the world of brewing specialties for yourself on daily guided tours.

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Restaurant "Zum Scheele

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  • Fährstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The Hanseatic restaurant with winter garden and summer terrace in the middle of Stralsund's old town - in the special atmosphere of a medieval merchant's house.

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Memory 8

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  • Hafenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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Paddle professional canoe school Baltic Sea

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Str, 18439 Stralsund

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

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Störtebeker Brewery Inn

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  • Greifswalder Chaussee, 18439 Stralsund

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Schiffer Company

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  • Frankenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

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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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Soap manufactory fragrance Ziolkowski

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  • 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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