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  • 1 Market Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. latz D - 17489 Greifswald

    The town hall is characterized by pediments in the Renaissance style (1738). Several interesting houses can be found in the market place. The house at No 11 is one of the finest examples in Northern Germany of a Gothic brick building.

  • 2 Greifswald Hall-church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Pl. kirchplatz D - 17489 Greifswald

    This hall church with three naves (13C and 14C) has no chancel, giving a stocky, massive look to the whole building. The pulpit dates from 1587. A number of frescoes in Late Gothic style dating from the 14C have been uncovered.

  • 3 St Nicholas's Cathedral, Greifswald Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domstr. D - 17489 Greifswald

    The original hall-church became a basilica in the 14C when a ring of 21 chapels was added. During the 19C, it was redecorated in a neo-Gothic style. Note the many oil paintings and tombstones. The frescoes date from 1430.

  • 4 Ruins of the Eldena Cloister Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Wolgaster Landstr. D - 17493 Greifswald

    The old Cistercian cloister, founded in 1199, probably reached its peak in the mid-14C. These ruins were preserved thanks to Caspar David Friedrich. The red brick forms a delightful contrast with the green and leafy setting.

  • 5 Greifswald University

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. wplatz D - 17489 Greifswald

    Founded in 1456 by the mayor, Heinrich Rubenow, the university is named after one of its students, the poet Ernst Moritz Arndt. The main building was built in the 18C. The pediment bears the arms of the Swedish royal family, together with those of Po..

  • 6 Pommersches Landesmuseum

    Museums and art

    Rakower Str. 9 D - 17489 Greifswald

    Of particular interest is the impressive art gallery, which exhibits works dating from the 17C to the 20C, including paintings by Caspar David Friedrich.

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