St. Catherine's Monastery

Stralsund, Germany

St. Catherine's Abbey in Stralsund is one of the few Northern German monasteries, whose Gothic substance has almost survived in its entirety. It was built by the Dominicans in 1251 and used as orphanage and public school after the Reformation. Nowadays, it is home to the famous German Oceanographic Museum and the Museum of Cultural History, offering a comprehensive collection of artefacts of the region’s history and heritage.

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Founded: 1251
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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