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Top Choice Church in Rostock

Marienkirche

Central Rostock’s pride and joy is the 13th-century Marienkirche, the only main Rostock church to survive WWII unscathed (although restorations are ongoing). Behind the main altar, the church’s 12m-high astrological…
Top Choice Church in Stralsund

Nikolaikirche

This masterpiece of medieval architecture dates to 1270 and is modelled on Lübeck's Marienkirche. Its interior is awash with colour and is filled with art treasures. The main altar (1708), designed by the baroque ma…
Top Choice Church in Stralsund

Marienkirche

You'll need divine inspiration to guess the number of bricks used to build the massive 14th-century Marienkirche, a superb example of north German red-brick construction. We can however confirm that there are 206 st…
Top Choice Aquarium in Stralsund

Ozeaneum

In an arctic-white wave-like building that leaps out from the surrounding red-brick warehouses, the state-of-the-art Ozeaneum takes you into an underwater world of creatures from the Baltic and North Seas and the At…
Top Choice Church in Wismar

St-Nikolai-Kirche

Of the three great red-brick churches that once rose above the rooftops of Wismar before WWII, only the sober St-Nikolai-Kirche, the largest of its kind in Europe, was left intact. It has elaborate carvings and a fo…
Top Choice Seafood in Stralsund

Fischhalle

Choose your pleasure (smoked fish for a picnic, or a sit-down meal) from the glass-fronted counters, order up, get a beer and wait for your meal's arrival at a picnic table inside or out. This uber-casual fish bar h…
Top Choice German in Stralsund

Speicher 8

Simply roasted fish is one of the stars of this excellent casual restaurant in an old turreted building right on the waterfront. There are great tables out front; inside it's all glass and exposed wood. Celebrate yo…
Top Choice German in Binz

Freustil

One of the region's top restaurants has value to match its relaxed vibe. Exquisitely prepared seasonal dishes, sourced locally, are combined in set menus (one veggie) that delight with their creativity. Why moan abo…
Top Choice Bar in Stralsund

Zur Fähre

They claim to be one of the oldest harbour bars in Europe, and the first historical record of a bar on this site dates back to 1332. The interior is dark wood and filled with all manner of memorabilia – it's beautif…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Rügen Island

Aussichtsturm Adlerhorst

Northwest of Binz, in a lovely Rügen forest, the extraordinary spiral Aussichtsturm Adlerhorst rises 30m above the forest floor – the spiral ramp goes round and around for 600m. It's a wonderful experience and the v…