Winter is the time for stars in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund! This year we installed twenty-five illuminated stars over seven metres in diameter throughout the city’s districts to transform Stralsund into a city of stars.
The giant stars will sparkle in all the colours of the rainbow and bring joy to the hearts of passers-by until 8 January.
Stroll along Stralsund’s trail of stars: the luminescent stars are a great photo motif and a popular walking destination for people of all ages. The exact locations of all giant stars and smaller stars are indicated on the map below. We hope you will take the time to explore the city and visit each and every star.
Whether you are on the way to work or out for a walk, Stralsund’s stars evoke an irresistible urge to capture the moment with a smartphone or camera. We invite everyone to submit their favourite “starstruck” images using our website’s contact form. Contribute to our gallery of stars!
Aim for the stars! During the holiday season, the Hanseatic City of Stralsund is aglow with lights and festive decorations. We cordially invite you to enjoy the Christmas spirit in Stralsund – either in-person or virtually.
It's that time of year again! The Stralsund Christmas Market welcomes young and old in the old town pedestrian zone and the city hall’s Rathauskeller! The bountiful Christmas programme includes gourmet food, carnival rides and an Open Stage with a giant star!
Stralsund’s "City of Stars" Christmas baubles have arrived! Decorate your Christmas tree with these attractive red and white ornaments – inspired by the colours of Stralsund’s flag. These beautiful glass baubles can be purchased on Alter Markt in the centre of the old town for € 9.95 each. This lovely souvenir from Stralsund also makes a perfect holiday gift.
Welcome to our online Advent calendar! In anticipation of Christmas, a virtual window of our Advent calender is opened on Facebook each day from the first to the twenty-fourth of December. Each morning, a new Yuletide story sheds a little light into the darkness of winter.
On the four Sundays of Advent, bustling Christmas elves from Stralsund bring the magic of Christmas into your home via short video clips.
Get into the festive spirit with the help of Christmas tales, craft ideas and holiday baking recipes.
Share your photos of Stralsund, City of Stars on Instagram with the hashtag #StralsundCityofStars. After a short delay, your favourite star photo will also appear here on our social media wall!
We look forward to receiving your impressions and sharing them with all who want to join Stralsund in “reaching for the stars”.
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