Top choice in Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania

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 world of creatures from the Baltic and North Seas and the Atlantic Ocean up to the polar latitudes. In a huge tank you can see what thousands of herring do before they end up dropping down northerner gullets. The Humboldt penguins are a highlight.

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Nearby Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania attractions

1. Gorch Fock 1

0.08 MILES

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…

2. DDR Miniatur Farhzeug Museum

0.18 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.

3. Heilgeistkirche

0.21 MILES

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

4. Johanniskloster

0.26 MILES

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

5. Külpstrasse 5

0.26 MILES

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.

6. Nikolaikirche

0.27 MILES

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…

7. Alter Markt

0.28 MILES

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

8. Rathaus

0.29 MILES

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,…