Stralsund from above


One colour dominates Stralsund: The glowing red of Gothic brick can be found in the churches, the imposing town hall, the monasteries and in the splendid patrician houses as well. Go on a quest and discover as many historical monuments as sand at the sea! The City Hall is one of Stralsund´s oldest and most beautiful buildings in the North German Brick Gothic style. Its origins date back to the thirteenth century. The magnificent decorated facade at the northern end of the building has become one of the city´s emblems. Stralsund is located between Germany´s biggest island and a picture-perfect peninsula.

The 4,1 kilometre long Ruegen bridge connects Stralsund with Germanys biggest island Ruegen. Nestled in the island’s picturesque landscape are splendid, lively resorts and tranquil villages, as well as endless sandy beaches, enchanted old alleys and rugged cliffs. Wild woods, weather-beaten dunes, a red shimmering brick stone lighthouse –  Fischland-Darß-Zingst offers its guests plenty of activities by foot, by bike or on the water. The peninsula is also well known for its arts and galleries.

The Tourist Office of Stralsund welcomes you! Our friendly service staff is glad to assist you with your holiday planning. We will find the perfect holiday home for you, offer ticketing services and organize guided tours. Furthermore, we can provide you with a variety of interesting brochures and booklets.


Unesco.Stralsund  © Christian Roedel

UNESCO World Heritage – Historic Centres Stralsund und Wismar

Since 2002 the Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as cultural monuments. The decisive criterion was the preservation of the medieval city layout of both historic centres. 2022 will be the 20th anniversary of inclusion on the World Heritage List. We invite you to learn about World Heritage. Drop in to the visitor centre in Stralsund and find out what makes our historic centre so exceptional.

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Ozeaneum.Stralsund  © Mirko Boy

German Oceanographic Museum and OZEANEUM

The OZEANEUM is located on Stralsund harbor island, directly on the Strelasound. Since 2008 the European Museum of the Year 2010 invites to an underwater journey through the Baltic Sea, North Sea and Atlantic to the Arctic Ocean. The highlights are the exhibition "1:1 giants of the seas" and the aquarium „Open Atlantic“. The German Oceanographic Museum has it´s domicile behind the walls of the former monastery St. Catherine. Up to the year 2023 the oceanographic exhibitions and tropical aquariums will be renovated. With the reopening guests can look forward to innovations as well as popular traditions, like the sea turtles.

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Gorch Fock  © Hansestadt Stralsund

Gorch Fock I – the famous sailing ship

Built by the Hamburg based shipyard company “Blohm + Voss”, the “Gorch Fock I” was used as training sailing ship by the German nav.. After years of an unsure future and being owned by several nations, the ship can now be visited at anchor in Stralsund’s harbour.

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