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The Hanseatic town of Stralsund is situated in Mecklenburg West-Pomeranian’s northeast. The town was founded in 1234 by the duke of Rügen. Stralsund played an important role in the war of the Chamber of Commerce against Denmark, after it became a part of the Hanse. After the futile siege of Stralsund by Wallenstein in 1628, the city was extended to a fortress. In 1648 it became a part of Sweden, whose government for Vorpommern had its residence in Stralsund. In 1936 the dam to the island of Rügen was built, a firm connection to the island. The city of Stralsund was heavily destroyed because of air raids in 1944 and Stralsund was handed over without combat at May 1st, 1945.
Today, Stralsund is an important shipyard town and has about 63,000 inhabitants.
Built around 1276 and sized to a basilica in 14th century. The spires were destroyed in the big fire of 1662. Only one... more travel advice
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