Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania

The restored Johanniskloster, a ruined former Franciscan monastery, is a peaceful corner of town. Immediately west is a courtyard surrounded by small medieval houses.

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Nearby Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania attractions

1. Külpstrasse 5

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This fine example of a restored gabled facade is notable for the fact that a small reconstruction of the original has been left exposed high on the wall.

2. Wulflamhaus

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A beautiful 15th-century town house named after an old mayor, the turreted step gable imitates the Rathaus facade across the square.

3. Alter Markt

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Stralsund's main square is a hub of its architectural treasures.

4. Nikolaikirche

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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…

5. Rathaus

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Seven copper turrets and six triangular gables grace the red-brick Gothic facade of the splendid 1370 Rathaus. The upper portion of the northern facade,…

6. Welterbe Ausstellung Stralsund

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This small but excellent exhibition celebrates Stralsund's listing (along with Wismar) as a Unesco World Heritage-listed site. Information is in German…

7. Ozeaneum

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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…

8. Gorch Fock 1

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Built as a training ship by the German navy in 1933, the Gorch Fock 1 is a large (82m-long) steel three-masted barque with quite a history. The Russians…