Marketplace of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald

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Marketplace Greifswald, © Gudrun Koch
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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.

Then as now, the market is a meeting place for traders, visitors and residents. Striking houses from different eras line the square, such as the historic town hall and Hanseatic gabled houses. In addition to the market days, many public events and performances take place. Particularly popular is "A day with Caspar David Friedrich" in August and various themed days, such as Easter and flower markets, pottery markets and the Christmas market. Another highlight is the annual Fischerfest-Gaffelrigg weekend.

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Marktplatz der Universitäts- und Hansestadt Greifswald

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17489 Greifswald


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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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Caspar David Friedrich Center

  • Closed 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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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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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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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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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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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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Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

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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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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Regional store WOLFGRAMM

  • Closed 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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Greifswald museum shipyard

  • Salinenstraße, 17489 Greifswald

The last historic shipyard in Greifswald is somewhat hidden on the northern side of the Ryck and was founded in 2001 as a self-help shipyard for owners of historic ships.

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"UNS Riems" Museum of virology

  • Schulstraße, 17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems

On the tiny island of Riems – situated between Greifswald and Stralsund – is a cutting edge animal diseases research centers. Among other things, bird flu is studied here. The small museum is committed to present the history of this research, focusing on the beginnings and its founder Friedrich Loeffler.

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Ludwigsburg Palace

  • Schlosshof, 17509 Ludwigsburg

The Renaissance palace Ludwigsburg was built between 1577 and 1592 as a widow's seat for Hedwig Sophie von Pommern-Wolgast. After her death in 1631 the palace changed hands several times until it was sold to the Greifswald merchant Weissenborn in 1810.

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