Attractions

Square in Greifswald

Markt

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

Wieck

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

Marienkirche

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…