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Coat of arms

Commandantenhus Stralsund

Coat of arms on the Commandantenhus in Stralsund

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.

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Fountains Sculptures

The Garrulous Women

'The Garrulous Women' in Stralsund, Germany

This fountain in the Fährstraße is a work of the sculptor Günter Kaden. The artist created the basin carved from a boulder and the three bronze figures in 2003. The Fährstraße is situated in the city of Stralsund which is part of the world heritage site ‘Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar’.

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City Halls Gothic Landmarks

Gothic town hall in Stralsund

Gothic town hall in Stralsund, Germany

The old town hall on the Old Market Square dates back to 13th century. It is the landmark of the city and one of the most important secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic architecture. I was especially impressed by the huge show facade.

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Doors Renaissance

Renaissance portal in Stralsund

Renaissance portal in Stralsund, Germany

This Renaissance portal dating back to 1568 can be found at the address Jacobiturmstraße 32 in the city of Stralsund. The three terracotta panels are considered to be created in the workshop of the sculptor Statius von Düren.

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Ships

Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund

Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund, Germany

The Gorch Fock was built in 1933 as school ship for the German Reichsmarine. Today it is a museum ship in Stralsund. The name origins form the author Johann Wilhelm Kinau, who used the pseudonym Gorch Fock for his works.

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Churches Doors

West portal of St Nicholas’ Church in Stralsund

West portal of St. Nicholas' Church in Stralsund, Germany

St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche) is the oldest of the three major parish churches in Stralsund. It was dedicated in 1279 to St. Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors.  Inside the astronomical clock dating back to 14th century is worth a visit.

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Churches

St. Nicholas’ Church in Stralsund

St. Nicholas' Church in Stralsund, Germany

View of St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche) taken while crusing the Strela Sound with a snug sailing boat. A speciality of this church are the different roofs of the towers. Only the southern tower is covered with a Baroque roof, the other tower has a nearly flat one.

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Museums

Ozeaneum in Stralsund

Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany

The Ozeanum is a public aquarium located in the historical harbour of Stralsund. It is part of the German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum) and displays primarily sea life of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.