Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania

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 eastern side, the Coffee House (No 11) is gorgeous and a good example of a combined living and storage house owned by Hanseatic merchants.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania attractions

1. Pommersches Landesmuseum

0.08 MILES

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…

2. Marienkirche

0.13 MILES

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…

3. Dom St Nikolai

0.16 MILES

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…

4. Wieck

2.85 MILES

The photogenic centre of this fishing village is a Dutch-style wooden drawbridge. The small harbour is often alive with fishing boats landing – and…

5. Historisch-Technisches Museum

16.04 MILES

Peenemünde is immodestly billed as ‘the birthplace of space travel’ here. Displays – some in surviving buildings – do a good job of showing how the…

6. Heilgeistkirche

18.93 MILES

Don't miss the lovely ivy-covered face of this baroque 14th-century church.

7. DDR Miniatur Farhzeug Museum

18.98 MILES

This cute little museum is devoted to miniature versions of all manner of vehicles from the former East Germany, all laid out in a miniature town.

8. Marienkirche

19.01 MILES

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…