Culture and Education

Stralsund’s cultural landscape is characterised by a diverse array of museums, theatrical productions, exhibits, cinema, cabarets, open-air concerts and other exciting locations and events.

Stralsund is also known for its excellent educational institutions and manifold programmes offering ideal opportunities and optimal support. The Stralsund University of Applied Sciences has a particularly strong international outlook, and the Naval Engineering School (Marinetechnikschule) in Parow is the most modern school of the German Navy.


Wallensteintage (historical fair) in Stralsund

Wallensteintage (historical fair), in July

Ostseefestspiele (Baltic Festival), in June and August

Long Night of Open Monuments, every year on the first Saturday in September

Rügen Bridge Run, every year on the 3rd Saturday in October

Christmas Market, end of November/December



At the grand old age of 150, the STRALSUND MUSEUM is the oldest museum in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The highlight of its exhibitions is the gold treasure of Hiddensee from the Viking Age. Website STRALSUND MUSEUM

World Heritage Exhibition

Since 2002, the "Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar" have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visitors can learn all about Stralsund’s world heritage by visiting the World Heritage Exhibition daily from 10am to 5pm at Ossenreyerstraße 1. Website Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

Theatre Landscape

Stic-er theatre Stralsund

Enchanting performances can be seen on both large and small stages in Stralsund. Not only do the professionals of the Theater Vorpommern bedazzle their guests, the young actors of the StiC-er Theater also demonstrate their talents on stage. The St James “culture church” is a unique venue for concerts, theatre performances, rehearsals, exhibitions, markets and fairs.

Music School

Music school © SES_Fotograf Jörn Lehmann

The Stralsund Music School is run by the municipality and is an active part of the city’s educational and cultural landscape. The education provided by the school draws upon both tradition and innovation. The music schools of Stralsund and Stargard Szczeciński have been cooperating closely for many years. This cooperation has resulted in long-term projects, such the German-Polish Music School Centre and the German-Polish Music School Orchestra. Website Music School Stralsund

City Library

city library

The Stralsund City Library is located in an old merchants building in the historic town centre. The original structure underwent extensive renovations and now houses a modern media centre over five floors. Website City library Stralsund

Municipal Archive

municipal archive

With an inventory of over 9,000 documents, municipal records dating back to 1270, civil records from as early as 1319, approx. 3,000 linear metres of documentary material and some 3,000 manuscripts, the Municipal Archive records the eventful history of the Hanseatic City of Stralsund.

Fachhochschule Stralsund

studying in Stralsund

The campus of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop personalized courses of study and is continuously improving its student services. University website

Naval Engineering School (Marinetechnikschule) Parow

Naval Engineering School Parow

The Naval Engineering School (Marinetechnikschule) in Parow is the most modern school of the German Navy with the mandate to educate marine engineers from non-commissioned ranks to officers. The goal of the training is to develop technical expertise and practical skills. The school offers professional training programmes to the level of journeyman or master craftsman.

City Profile

Tradition meets Modernity: Not only is the year 1234 easy to remember, it also marks the beginning of Stralsund’s exciting 780-year history.

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