Hanseatic City of Stralsund

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By admin August 24, 2015 15:53

Hanseatic City of Stralsund

The monumental Gothic brick churches, the beautiful Rügen Bridge and the modern ship yard halls greet all of Stralsund’s visitors already from afar.

The Hanseatic City of Stralsund was founded in 1234 and sea trade made Stralsund flourish in the later centuries. The historic city has its own appeal due to, among other things, its island position amidst several ponds and the Strelasund River. In the medieval streets, you can still the spirit of the Hanseatic era. In 2002, the enormous efforts of many citizens and Stralsund’s friends for the protection and conservation of the historic city were honored by making it a UNESCO world heritage.

Not only the exemplarily restored and architecturally interesting historic city, but also the newly designed harbor isle with its cafés, boutiques, and delicacy shops invite you to stay. Moreover, the many yachts in front of the town scenery give Stralsund a wonderful maritime atmosphere.

What would a Baltic Town be without maritime museums! Each year, the German Maritime Museum with its OZEANEUM aquarium on the harbor isle and the Maritime Museum within the St. Catherine’s Church attracts over 850 000 visitors from all over the world.

Stralsund’s protected location at the Strelasund River facilitated the town’s development to a significant naval base. This was the birthplace of the Prussian Marine. Today, almost the entire technical training of the German Navy is done here in the Marinetechnikschule (school for naval technology) at the gates of Stralsund. This development is vividly shown to the broad public at the Marine Museum.

Thanks to its specific fields of study, Stralsund’s University of Applied Sciences occupies an important place in the North European and Baltic region and so more than 2000 students from home and abroad learn here in Stralsund.

Take a look at our beautiful Hanseatic City of Stralsund on its official web page.

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By admin August 24, 2015 15:53