Welcome to the university town and hanseatic city of Greifswald. Whether you revel in a stroll through the Old Town, visit a museum or go to the theatre, go shipping or canoeing on the river Ryck, go biking or hiking in a charming scenery, have a good time sailing through the bay landscape, visit music and theatre festivals or maritime events or taste the culinary delights of the Western Pomeranian and international cuisine. Greifswald, in the Northeastern part of Germany, invites you to spend your holiday with the whole family. Numerous restaurants, pubs and restaurant vessels are waiting to serve you culinary delicacies around the clock. Greifswald and the region Western Pomerania are worth a visit in all seasons!
Greifswald´s history starts in 1199, when Danish Cistercian monks founded the monastery Eldena south of the river Ryck's mouth. In 1241, duke Witzlaw I of Rügen and duke Wartislaw III of Pomerania-Demmin granted the market rights to the monks that traded with their rich output from the salt production as well as from agriculture and forestry.