Stralsund Old Town

Stralsund Old Town


UNESCO World Heritage with curious street names

Since the end of June 2002, Stralsund has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the monument “Historic Old Towns of Stralsund and Wismar”. No wonder with the numerous imposing town houses in Gothic or Baroque style, which directly catch the eye in the narrow streets of the picturesque old town. These impressive buildings date from the heyday of the Hanseatic city in the 14th century, when it was, along with Lübeck, the most important city in the entire Baltic region. Some of the street names in Stralsund’s old town are also curious. Besides the Bürgermeisterweg, the Kirchenallee, and the Schmiedestraße, there are also unusual names like the “Arschkerbe”, the “Unnütze Straße” or the “Mörderstraße”.


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