Top Choice Church in Stralsund


The main portal of the soaring Nikolaikirche is reached via an entrance off the Alter Markt. This masterpiece of medieval architecture dates to 1270 and is modelled on Lübeck's Marienkirche. Its interior is redolent…
Top Choice Aquarium in Stralsund


In an arctic-white wavelike 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 Atl…
Ship in Stralsund

Gorch Fock 1

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 took her as war booty and from there she went to the Ukraine a…
Church in Stralsund


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-brick construction. You can climb the steep wooden steps up the …
Aquarium in Stralsund


The Meeresmuseum aquarium is in a 13th-century convent building. Exhibits include a very popular sea turtle tank and polychromatic tropical fish.
Historic Building in Stralsund


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, or Schauwand (show wall), has openings to prevent strong winds…
Historic Building in Stralsund


The Johanniskloster, a partially ruined former Franciscan monastery, is undergoing long-term restoration. It’s famous for its ‘smoking attic’ (there was no chimney), chapter hall and cloister. Immediately west is a …
Historic Building in Stralsund


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


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

Alter Markt

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