Top 10 Things to do in Stralsund, Germany

December 22, 2017 Hana Mouser

Stralsund (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtʁaːlzʊnt]), is a Hanseatic town in the Pomeranian part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is located at the Southern coast of the Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland.
Restaurants in Stralsund

1. German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum)

Katharinenberg 14/20, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 2650210
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum)

Reviewed By AquaPacifica - Gold Coast, Australia

This is the original ocean museum in Stralsund before the Ozeanum was built. We checked with locals prior to going as we didn't understand the distinction. Apparently this has the tropical fish, corals, turtles and international and national exhibits where the Ozeanum focuses on the Nordic and Baltic seas. We only wanted to visit 1 place, given we had grandma and child in tow and this was recommended to us.
The much cheaper admission price (EUR10 compared to EUR16 for the Ozeanum) - it adds up if you have a family- also weighed in.
Architecturally, this is a very interesting building, the main exhibits are in a huge gothic church but then connect through to other buildings and end up in the courtyard of the old city walls - quite a maze and very large which you don't realize until you start leaving the church on the third floor and it keeps going and going with surprises around every corner. Although there are lifts, I would not want to do this with a stroller or with a disability as this would involve backtracking to the lifts and take away from the logical flow of the exhibits. Lots of stairs up and down but well manageable even for grandma, lots of areas to sit and rest and quite a few play areas for small children under 4. Nothing for the older kids though.
The logical choice would be the central old wooden fishing boat my son jumped on because there was no sign to not touch - a shame, as I can't see how you would do damage to the boat by letting kids climb aboard.
Anyway, the exhibits are amazing, not a lot have English captions so without German you would miss out on a lot of information. Even though I am an ocean person and have worked in the field, there were a lot of amazing exhibits - especially on the third floor of the church where it started getting interesting for all of us. The Aquarium section is wonderful and diverse with lots of unusual fish and the huge tank with the sea turtles and sharks is beautiful with lots of bench space to hang out. Then you go upstairs and see it all again from above.
No cafeteria, only some vending machines and a small kids play area at the end.
It was the absolute highlight of our day trip to Stralsund.
Please note that they were enormous temperature difference in the various buildings, some well heated, others freezing cold, so I would not leave a coat or jacket at reception, as you might need them in the colder parts of the building. I saw kids without jackets shivering, especially in the downstairs aquaria areas.
What a perfect museum!

2. Ozeaneum

Hafenstr. 11, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 2650610
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 781 reviews

Ozeaneum

Reviewed By Purrinian - Somewhere in England

If you like the sea and stuff then this is the place for you. Displays of all the sea creatures from the area, loads of information about the oceans and the effects of pollution ( I am not sure if all the information about exhibits is in English though). You can see tanks that have fish from all around the local area and the North Sea. Two things to look out for are the 30 year old sturgeon and the Penguin feeding time at 12pm. If whales are your thing then there is a special whale room, but I did not care for this as it was dark and I did not like the deep noises - those who like whale noises may love it though.

Alten Markt, Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 2650210
Excellent
43%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Rathaus Stralsund

Reviewed By Pauline F

Stralsund is in Northern Germany, a short drive from the port of Sassnitz (we arrived on a cruise boat). It's a medieval city and all modern buildings are in keeping with those of the past. The harbour and old warehouses are pretty and the streets are narrow. The town hall façade illustrates the wealth of the city in times gone by. Nice to wander and browse little gift shops.

4. St. Marienkirche

Marienstr. 16, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 298965
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

St. Marienkirche

Reviewed By observer2011 - Leeds, United Kingdom

The Marienkirche is the first large church you reach after coming directly from the train station via the roadway past the lake. This is a huge brick building of Cathedral proportions. It's very light inside due to the high nave with windows likewise. Don't miss the vaulting inside the main door and the ornate organ case, defintely star features.

5. Gorch Fock I

An der Faehrbruecke | DE - 18439 Stralsund, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 666520
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Gorch Fock I

Reviewed By John L

Visited on a saturday. The ship is frequently used for weddings and one had just ended. Admission was 4.90 euro which was not unreasonable and contributes to preservation of the ship. You have free range of the deck, and access to a reasonable part of the lower decks including Captain's quarters and berthing compartments, which contain historical displays and artifacts related to the ship. If you like things "nautical" you will enjoy a visit to the ship. She has been thru a lot, was scuttled, raised, and served as a training ship for three navies. That she still survives is remarkable.

6. Rugenbrucke Stralsund

Werftstrasse | Liebitzweg, Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Rugenbrucke Stralsund

Reviewed By Aleksander22 - Tallinn

Suddenly the "Autobahn" ends and you have to slow down to 80 km/h and you go up all the way and up and then you have on the left the beautiful view to the town of Stralsund. Enjoy the view, especially in bright Sunshine and clear sky. Amazing feeling!

Auf dem St. Nikolaikirchhof, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 2641
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 134 reviews

Nikolaikirche

Reviewed By Peter S - Birkenhead, United Kingdom

This is a large church / Cathedral in the centre of Strasund, with an entry fee of 2 euros. Although impressive from the outside, the interior is very poor and extensively damaged. It is undergoing repairs and to be honest, the interior is more like a building site, but still worth a visit

8. Wulflamhaus

Alter Markt 5, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Excellent
28%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Wulflamhaus

Reviewed By Peter S - Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Set in the main market square in a former 'guild house', this is a delightful old-world type restuarant. They have a good choice of meals (fish and meat) with various starters and Deserts. Staff were great, and spoke good English. One Point, it is a very popular place and I suggest pre-booking during the daytime to ensure you get a table in the evening.

9. Stortebeker Braumanufaktur

Greifswalder Chaussee 84-85, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 2550
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Stortebeker Braumanufaktur

Reviewed By 1profi - Auckland Central, New Zealand

Leider hatten wir Pech, da unser Führer nicht sehr erfahren und kenntnisreich war. Die Führung selber war einfach nur ok, aber die anschließende Verkostung verschiedener Biere hat Spaß gemacht.
Wir werden es demnächst nochmal versuchen.

10. Kulturhistorisches Museum Stralsund

Moenchstr. 2, 18439 Stralsund, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany +49 3831 28790
Excellent
56%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Kulturhistorisches Museum Stralsund

Reviewed By Frenchie29 - Versailles, France

Though this is not the top attraction in beautiful hanseatic Stralsund, it is definitely a must see, if only for the Hiddensee Gold treasury, an amazing piece of work.

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