City Hall

Stralsund, Germany

Together with St. Nicholas´ Church, the City Hall facade forms one of the city’s most splendid sights in Stralsund. The complex, originally composed of two long parallel wings, was originally used as a place for merchants to trade, with small shops and stalls on both sides of the inner courtyard as well as in the 'Butter Passage' that led through the City Hall from Ossenreyerstrasse to the former main entrance of St. Nicholas´ Church. The coats of arms of Lueneburg and Bremen on the eastern side and Hamburg, Luebeck, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund and Gerifswald on the northern are reminders of the once powerful Hanseatic League. The City Hall was comprehensively restored between 2001 and 2011, and it is from here that the city is still ruled today.

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Founded: 1278
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.stralsundtourismus.de

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Med Redha Khelifi (2 years ago)
Beautiful building!
Pamela Schlauweg (2 years ago)
Almost all crossings and most accessible objects in Stralsund have not been developed for disabled people. Although it was promised by the mayor. Residential buildings are still being built, wich many disabled people cammot reach. I find that embarrassing - if not to say: sickening!!
Abilash M S (2 years ago)
Medieval town square
Anton Retzler (3 years ago)
Ok
ANGITHA SUSAN MATHEW (3 years ago)
A beautiful building. The UNESCO benchmark is in this building wall.
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