Stralsund is a city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Gothic historic centre of Stralsund is (along with Wismar's) a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stralsund was founded in 1234, and was a member of the Hanseatic League and thankfully retains a lot of the architecture of its glory days. Stralsund lies in the federal electoral district of the current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Stralsund is about a 1h train ride or 80 minutes drive east of Rostock either using the B 105 or the A 20 (watch the speed cameras on the E 251).
Rostock is the closest airport with flights from other parts of Germany. Berlin is the closest major international airport.
There are good rail connections from major German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt. During summer season additional long distance trains usual appear from many other cities. is located at Tribseer Damm 75.
A local bus network is run by VVR, with some routes extending into the outlying parts of Stralsund, and even to the island of Rügen. Busses run on weekdays, between early morning and late evening. Only limited bus services run on weekends and holidays, and no busses run overnight.
phone: +49 3831 298965address: Marienstraße 16Including Human hamster wheel (to lift church bells into the towers).
Wooden marketinside the Rathaus.
Oceanographic MuseumWith its branches: Ozeaneum, Natureum, Nautineum.
phone: +49 3831 253617address: Mönchstraße 25-28with several locations.
address: Ossenreyerstraße 1
phone: +49 3831 3066950address: Neuer Markt 13
phone: +49 3831 2882898address: Hafenstraße 8
The local brewery is Störtebeker, readily available in most bars.
phone: +49 3831 35700address: Am Fischmarkt 13A
phone: +49 3831 278299address: Tribseer Damm 78Very affordable, young guests but also adults. Offers occasions for volleyball, barbecues and various indoor activities like table tennis and pool billiard.
phone: +49 3831 303970address: Heilgeiststraße 30Special atmosphere in a baroque gable house. Individual apartments mixing old and new. Sunny courtyard and cosy restaurant.
phone: +49 3831 283300address: Fährstraße 23-25The premier hotel in Stralsund. Right at the old town, with vast spa/wellness offerings. Separate conference space. The medieval hallway with its restaurant as well as the gourmet restaurant and bar at the vaulted brick cellar are a must-see.