"Welcome to GREIFSWALD" Greifswald by Leipzig

Greifswald Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 68 photos

Zisterzienser Monks settled down here in 1199 and build their abbey. In 1248 people settled down around the abbey and founded the town "Oppidum Gripheswaldis".

Famous became Greifswald as birthplace of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich (Sept. 7 1774).

Today, it has about 55,000 inhabitants and is an important university town.

  • Last visit to Greifswald: Jul 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 7, 2002
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  • Weissdorn's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2004 at 5:01 AM

    Ich vermisse Greisfswald! Fotos haben mir gefallen. Hast Du nicht erwähnt, daß Greifswald eine Hansestadt ist?

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2004 at 10:12 AM

    Lovely pics!! How about some more text???!!!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 10:28 AM

    oh oh ne geisterstadt am wochenende!?! hehe ;-) bin evtl. im juni dort; nice page

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 2:50 PM

    Looks like another gem. Time to re-visit, eh?

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 6:41 AM

    Wonderful photographs, Christian, but I would love some more information!

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2003 at 5:33 AM

    That wall painting looks like it is made in memory of C.D. Friedrich, I think he is one the greatest German Painters, I love the way he used light in his paintings.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 2:16 PM

    lovely spot..Casper is one of my fav painter...schoene Seite Christian

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2003 at 9:26 AM

    Nice page! The Town Hall looks great! Could we rent this house on your pic for VT - guest house?

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