Stralsund travel tips and information

Sightseeing tips Stralsund: Stralsund for cultural tourists and harbour lovers

The entire city centre of Stralsund is characterised by its wealth of historical building structures. Stralsund is not a UNESCO world cultural heritage sight for nothing: Imposing churches and dignified town houses in typical Hanseatic brick Gothic style bear witness to the former riches and power of the Hanseatic city. The famous Rathaus (City Hall) from the 13th century with its fascinating façade is a nice place to start a sightseeing tour of Stralsund. From the Alter Markt (Old Market) you walk through picturesque alleys to the impressive city gates of the old city wall.

It is worth a trip just to see the Gothic brick churches St. Nikolai, St. Marien and St. Jacobi and their impressive art treasures. All of Stralsund has been dipped in Hanseatic and maritime Flair and breathes the good Baltic Sea air: Stralsund's old city is surrounded by lakes and sea, the harbour with the brick-built Alter Speicher (Old Store), the typical harbour pubs and fish restaurants is a real highlight. Stralsund's harbour is home to the imposing Gorch Fock – the historical sailing training ship has gained fame worldwide as an "ambassador of Germany".

Restaurant tips: Stralsund for fish fans and connoisseurs

Fresh fish, smoked fish and the traditional Bismarck herring – Stralsund's gastronomy is strongly influenced by its proximity to the sea. Fischermann’s Restaurant is a good location for fine fish dishes in a Stralsund harbour atmosphere. Stralsund is also home to numerous international restaurants and interesting themed restaurants. For example, the medieval restaurant Wallensteinkeller serves hearty meat dishes in one of the old guard houses in the medieval city wall.

At Stralsund's Alter Markt (Old Market) there are several popular restaurants set against an impressive backdrop; from the terrace of the Goldener Löwe you have a great view of Nikolaikirche. And in Wulflamstuben in the historical Wulflamhaus you can enjoy traditional cuisine in one of the oldest remaining town houses in Northern Germany. On the menu in the stylish Restaurant Vineta in the Wyndham Stralsund HanseDom Hotel at Grünhufer Bogen are top products from the sea, such as zander fillet in brown butter and river crab served on artichoke hearts.

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Wyndham Hotel Stralsund HanseDom
Grünhufer Bogen 18 - 20
18437 Stralsund
Germany

Island Hiddensee

Island of Hiddensee is in the heart of the Vorpommerschen Boddenlandschaft national park and the Baltic Sea and about 20 km from the hotel (water route by ferry from Stralsund and Schaprode on Rügen).

Island of Rügen

The beautiful holiday island of Rügen in the middle of the Baltic Sea and about 5 km located from Wyndham Stralsund HanseDom Hotel. From Stralsund (ferry harbour) there are regular ferry services to Rügen and Hiddensee.

Gorch Fock Ship

Gorch Fock | © Gorch Fock Stralsund

The famous ancient Sailing School Ship "Gorch Fock" has returned to its home port and is located since 2003 in the harbour of Stralsund. It can be vistied and booked for events.

Stadtwald (city forest)

The forest is just a few minutes walk from the Wyndham Stralsund HaseDom Hotel and has beautiful hiking and jogging paths and a lot of green to offer.

Fischland-Darß/Zingst

The peninsula is about 45 km big and offers large white sand beaches and natural forests - perfect for long strolls in the amazin nature!

Town hall Stralsund

Rathaus Stralsund | © Rathaus Stralsund

Town hall Stralsund is one of the earliest buildings in Stralsund(arount 1271) and enchants with its beautiful north German redbrick Gothic.