Hanseatic Town of Stralsund
The Hanseatic town is ideally situated for trade and shipping, flushing a small fortune into the pockets of Stralsund's merchants. They invested a large proportion of this in a grandiose town hall, magnificent churches and gabled houses.
A city of bricks
The old maritime-trade metropolis is often called the "Venice of the North". The venerable city of Stralsund stands on the Strelasund. With its North German Gothic brickwork, the largest town in Vorpommern is clearly visible from afar. The once mighty Hanseatic town still has an impressive wealth of historic buildings from eight centuries – the old town has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002.
A city of museums
The Deutsche Meeresmuseum (German Oceanographic Museum) in the former Katharinenkloster (St. Catherine's Monastery) is the most-visited museum in North Germany and offers insights into the world of water and its inhabitants. It is complemented by the Ozeaneum in the harbour, launched in 2008. The oldest museum in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – the cultural-historical museum - also includes exhibitions on the history of Pommern.
A seaside town
With the cry of seagulls, white sails and the historic old town towering behind, it isn't just yachtsmen who feel Stralsund's harbour makes the perfect backdrop. Ferries set out from the city harbour to Hiddensee and Altefähr and also offer harbour round trips. The barque Gorch Fock provides another tourist attraction in the harbour.
Your experts for Stralsund
Tourist Board Stralsund
Website - Tourist Board Stralsund
Telephone: +49 (0) 3831 2469-0