Hanseatic city of Stralsund

Where medieval meets modernity

The Hanseatic City of Stralsund is known as “Gateway to Rügen”. The island and the mainland city are connected by Rügen dam and Rügen bridge. The historic centre of Stralsund is on an island surrounded by the Strela Sound and the ponds dammed in the 13th century. As a member of the Hanseatic League, Stralsund was one of the major trading centres in 14th and 15th century.
In the 17th and the 18th centuries the town became major administrative and defence centre within the Swedish kingdom, contributing to the development of military art and integrating another layer of cultural influences.
For the centuries, Stralsund’s citizens have preserved a unique cultural treasure that was finally included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002. Stralsund’s Town Hall fashioned in north-German redbrick Gothic and also the St. Nicholas Church are among the most impressive buildings from centuries past.
The warehouses, the OZEANEUM and the marina all make the harbour a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike.

Tip

Don’t miss the chance to taste the finest marzipan sweets, made of almonds, manufactured in Stralsund.