Top things to do

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

The main portal of the soaring Nikolaikirche is reached via an entrance off the Alter Markt. This masterpiece of medieval architecture dates to 1270 and is modelled on Lübeck's Marienkirche. Its interior is redolent…
Top Choice Church in Wismar

St-Nikolai-Kirche

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

Ozeaneum

In an arctic-white wavelike 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 Atl…
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 menus (one veggie) that delight with their creativity. Why moan about a…
Top Choice Seafood in Binz

Fischräucherei Kuse

For some of the most delicious and certainly the cheapest fish on Rügen, follow your nose – literally – to the far southeast end of the Strandpromenade, where fish has been freshly smoked since 1900. Choose from fis…
Top Choice Museum in Binz

Dokumentationszentrum Prora

'Macht Urlaub' (power vacation) is a well-done exhibition on the Nazis and the role the workers resort Prora played in their 'strength through joy' schemes. You can easily spend an hour or more fully engrossed in th…
Top Choice Seafood in Stralsund

Fischhalle

Choose your pleasure 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 über-casual fish bar has the best of the Baltic and beyond. People lo…
Top Choice Cafe in Wismar

Café Glücklich

Amid a few galleries, this artful cafe serves Wismar's finest coffee drinks. Breakfasts are as beautiful as they are delicious, while the meat and cheese platters are a treat. Cakes, crumbles and more require you to…