German Oceanographic Museum
The German Oceanographic Museum with its four exhibitions is the largest museum of natural science in Northern Germany. A well-balanced mixture of beautiful fish-tanks and exhibitions - rewarded with the prize "European Museum of the Year 2010". Go on a fascinating underwater trip through the oceans of the north and south.
Finding Nemo has never been easier: Home to a multitude of colourful fish and lots of interesting items on display, this museum attracts hundreds of thousands visitors every year. Meet carpet sharks, cute seahorses and colourful butterfly fish. And do not miss out on the public’s favourites: The sea turtles!
Enjoy extensive tours through the underwater world of the Northern Sea and get to know Stralsund’s port basin’s sea dwellers. Younger guests will love the “Children’s Sea” - a hands-on section full of games and fun. And if you ever wanted to meet a 26 metres long blue wale true-to-life replica, “Giants of the Sea”, located at the very end of your tour, is the place to be!
The Nautineum offers lots of information on fishing methods, oceanography, hydrography and waterways. Apart from open-air exhibitions and a children’s playground, you can go aboard the several docked ships and explore “Helgoland”, an original underwater laboratory.
On one of the most beautiful costs, in the midst of the National Park "Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft" you can find Darßer Ort with its 160 years old lighthouse. Today the lighthouse accommodates one of the locations of the German Oceanographic Museum Stralsund - the NATUREUM. It is one of the most visited destinations on the peninsula Fischland-Darß-Zingst.