Stralsund has long been ceased to be a travellers' insider tip. The town by the Baltic Sea is highly popular among cultural travellers, families, single travellers and couples. Are you planning a spontaneous weekend trip to Stralsund? Find out more about the must-sees:
Recommdendations for your holiday in Stralsund
1234 - a sequence of numbers easy enough to remember. It was also Stralsund's founding year. Its almost 800 year-old history shows in the façades of impressive buildings like the St.-Marien-Kirche (St. Mary's Church). 366 steps lead to the top of its tower, from where you can savour the splendid view across the old Gothic town centre, since 2002 a UNESCO World Heritage site. Gabled houses made from red brick, monasteries, churches, bridges and venerable bastions characterise the surrounding landscape. A visit to Stralsund always pays off - even if it's just to see the impressive art treasures at the Gothic brick curches of St. Nikolai (St. Nicholas) and St. Jacobi (St. Jacob).
Architectural monuments of various eras adorn the historic town centre "Alter Markt" (old market square). Not far from it you will find the town hall that dates back to the 13th century and is one of Stralsund's landmarks. Charming narrow streets lead towards the "Alter Speicher", an old warehouse located next to traditional alehouses and fish restaurants at the harbour. Inhale the fresh Baltic Sea breeze and enjoy Stralsund's maritime atmosphere while you explore the old town. Another insiders' tip is the Gorch Fock, a former sailing ship that nowadays serves as a museum, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Art connoisseurs will find what they are looking for at the Museum of Cultural History, the oldest museum in the Region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. There are many more works of art waiting to be discovered at the surrounding galleries like the Hanse Galerie, Werkstattgalerie Weber or the Galerie im Wintergarten.
To sports enthusiasts, we recommend to take the track along the picturesque coastal landscape that leads past various Baltic seaside resorts. Several hiking tracks invite for extensive walks and cycling trips.
You also do not want to miss out on events like the annual swimming competition "Sundschwimmen" on July 4, 2020, the "Hafentage" (Harbour Days) taking place from July 11 to 14, 2020 or the "Lange Nacht des offenen Denkmals" (Long Night of Open Monuments), taking place on the first Saturday in September each year.
A must-see for families is the Stralsund Zoo. It is part of the Grünhufe Recreation Park and for sure and unforgettable experience for young and old.