The University of Greifswald with the Rubenow Monument., © Gudrun Koch
Monuments and Sights, Historical Buildings

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.

Founded in 1456, the University of Greifswald is the second oldest in Northern Europe. It was founded on the initiative of the then mayor - and soon afterwards first rector - Heinrich Rubenow. Due to its long tradition, the University of Greifswald has numerous collections with several million objects like no other in Germany.

More than 12,000 students enliven the city of around 60,000 inhabitants and ensure a varied and lively atmosphere. The university's baroque main building on Rubenowplatz and the various institutes with their historic lecture halls are located in the heart of the old town. The new campus on Berthold-Beitz-Platz with its natural science and medical institutes, the large central library and the new canteen also offers excellent study conditions.

If you want to immerse yourself in the exciting history of the old university, you can take part in various guided tours and visit the assembly hall, the council hall and the dungeon.


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Universität Greifswald

Domstraße 11
17489 Greifswald


+49 3834 860
https://www.uni-greifswald.de/
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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-Gesellschaft e. V., ©2021 Gudrun Koch

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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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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© Gudrun Koch

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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Surfspot Loissin

  • 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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© Gudrun Koch

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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© Gudrun Koch

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.

Read more: "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg"
© 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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© Gudrun Koch

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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© Gudrun Koch

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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© Gudrun Koch

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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AbenteuerSegeln (Sailing adventure)

  • Salinenstraße, 17489 Greifswald

Whether a sailing trip to Norway, Rügen, Bornholm or Copenhagen, AbenteuerSegeln shows you with one of its modern and safe sailing yachts the most beautiful places on the European North Sea and the Baltic Sea. For day guests, various sailing trips are offered in Greifswald, which definitely provide an unforgettable experience in the most beautiful sailing area in Germany.

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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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Regional store & café in Koeppenhaus

  • Bahnhofstraß1, 17489 Greifswald

Experience good things from Vorpommern. Under the motto "Hej, Guter Geschmack!" the team of the project "Vorpommern Connect" and the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald has initiated a regional store with café in the Koeppenhaus in Greifswald.

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