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
The Gothic town hall in Stralsund dates back to 13th century. You find the landmark of the city on the Old Market Square. It is considered one of the most important secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic architecture.
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’. [German]
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.
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.
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.
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.