German Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund
Experiencing the ocean in the museum
The ocean has fascinated humans since the beginning of time. The German Oceanographic Museum Foundation is committed to making this fascination palpable to all. Visitors can immerse themselves in the exciting world of maritime life at four different museum venues.
In July 2008 the architecturally stunning OZEANEUM opened its doors on the Stralsund peninsula. It invites visitors to embark on a sensual journey from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, across the North Atlantic all the way to the Arctic Ocean.
The exhibitions and tropical aquariums at the MEERESMUSEUM in Stralsund, located in former St. Catherine’s Abbey, offers insights into oceanography, marine biology and sea fishing. The highlight is Germany’s largest aquarium for sea turtles.
The NATUREUM Darßer Ort is situated in the national park “Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft”. The museum has welcomed visitors since 1991 with several permanent exhibitions, the “Baltic Sea Aquarium” and a walk-in lighthouse, where one can enjoy the view of the expansive seascape.
The NAUTINEUM Dänholm in Stralsund, established in 1999, owns original objects from the fishing industry, marine research and hydrography, including the underwater laboratory “HELGOLAND” and a 14‑m boat hall containing fishing boats typical of the region.