The Mägdebrunnen (Maidservants Fountain) in Stralsund is a work by the sculptor Günter Kaden. You find the fountain in the Fährstraße, a lane in the inner city of Stralsund. [German]
The Gothic town hall in Stralsund dates back to the 13th century. You find this iconic piece of architecture on the Old Market Square. It is considered one of the most important secular buildings of northern German Brick Gothic architecture.
Do cranes own personality? I asked myself this question while strolling around the city harbour of Rostock. There, I found two port cranes nicely coloured blue and yellow. They saw their completion in a GDR combine named TAKRAF in 1960.
A fun way to stay in Warnemünde is this youth hostel inside a former weather station. The equipment on top of the tower still collects data for weather forecasting. From the rooms in the tower, you have a fine view of the Baltic Sea.
This Renaissance portal, dating back to 1568, can be found at Jacobiturmstraße 32 in the German city of Stralsund. The three terracotta panels are considered to have been created by sculptor Statius von Düren.
The Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn Molli is a narrow-gauge steam-powered railway in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It connects several seaside resorts along the German coast of the Baltic Sea.
What a Lego®-like castle! But Hohenzollern Castle in Heiligendamm is more a guest residence than a castle. Grand Duke Paul Friedrich commissioned the building to accommodate his noble guests. [German]
The Gorch Fock I dates back to 1933. Before WWII, it served as a school ship for the German Reichsmarine. Today, it is a museum ship in Stralsund. Its name refers to the author Johann Wilhelm Kinau, who used the pseudonym Gorch Fock for his works.
The Commandantenhus was built as the administrative seat of the Swedish garrison commander in the years 1748-1751. Together with other historical buildings, it adorns the Alte Markt (Old Market Square) of Stralsund. A striking allusion to its former function is the large coat of arms in its gable field. [German]
While cruising the Strela Sound with a snug sailing boat, I took this photo of the Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) in Stralsund. The church offers not only two different towers but also an astronomical clock. The clock dates back to the 14th century and is considered the oldest one of its kind in the Baltic Sea area
Schwerin is the capital city (LANDESHAUPTSTADT) of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The manhole covers in Schwerin show the city arms in the version of 1991. The depicted knight represents Henry the Lion (Heinrich der Löwe). The conspicuous flag in his hand is a gonfalon. [German]
The manhole covers in Rostock display the city arms. The coat of arms dating back to 1367 depicts a golden gryphon of a blue field (representing the former princes of Rostock). Bars of silver and red represent the colours of the Hanseatic League. As a member of the Hanseatic League, the city is named Hansestadt Rostock. [German]