Square in Greifswald


The richly ornamented buildings ringing the Markt hint at Greifswald’s stature in the Middle Ages. The Rathaus, at the western end, started life as some 14th-century shops. Among the red-brick gabled houses on the e…
Village in Greifswald


The photogenic centre of this fishing village is a Dutch-style wooden drawbridge. The small harbour is often alive with fishing boats landing – and selling – their catch. There's a good hike through a large park to …
Museum in Greifswald

Pommersches Landesmuseum

This outstanding museum links three Franciscan monastery buildings via a 73m-long, glassed-in hall. There’s a major gallery of paintings, including half a dozen by Caspar David Friedrich, as well as history and natu…
Church in Greifswald


The 12th-century red-brick Marienkirche is a square three-nave tower trimmed with turrets. It's easy to see why it's called 'Fat Mary'. Look for the 16th-century elaborately carved pulpit and frescos.
Cathedral in Greifswald

Dom St Nikolai

The 100m onion-domed tower of 14th-century Dom St Nikolai rises above a row of historic facades, giving the cathedral the nickname ‘Long Nicholas’. The austere, whitewashed 19th-century interior is a relative dud, b…