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A lovely Baltic port city, Stralsund is notable for its brick Gothic architecture and rising popularity as a must-see destination.

Stralsund is a city in Western Pomerania, Germany. Main sights : The Brick Gothic historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heart of the old town is the Old Market Square, with the Gothic Town Hall (13th century). Behind the town hall stands St. Nicholas' Church. The square is surrounded by houses from different periods, including the Gothic Wulflamhaus, and the Baroque Commandantenhaus. Saint Mary's Church, built in 1383–1473 in Gothic style. Its octagonal tower (104 meters high) offers a magnificent view of Stralsund and the neighboring islands. The Katharinenkloster (Monastery of Saint Catherine), built in the 15th century, houses two museums: a museum of history, and an oceanography museum. The ancient refectory of the monastery is one of the most spectacular Gothic interiors in Germany.
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