The Hanseatic city of Stralsund – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Our urban architecture is of global cultural significance. In June 2002 Stralsund and Wismar were added to the global cultural heritage sites list maintained by the UNESCO - an enormous boost to the image of both cities and the entire region. Old city walls, gabled houses of Gothic brick design, the German Maritime Museum and the proximity to the sea make Stralsund a major northern European tourist attraction. (www.stralsund.de)
Paradise for cruise liners
The Seehafen Stralsund is the most heavily frequented harbour for river cruise liners in Germany. Famous lines use the Seehafen Stralsund as the base for their tours through the unique canal and shoreline waters of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.