Special Stralsund Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Stralsund: With a long and prosperous history as a major Hanseatic City, Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern continues to draw thousands of visitors today. Since 2002, the old city area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and when you are there, you will understand why. Stralsund has a stunning collection of brick Gothic buildings, and the place to start your viewing of this incredible city is the Old Market Square and the Town Hall. Besides touring the city itself, be sure to take the time to see the medieval St. Jacob and Mary churches. The Katharinenkloster is also interesting, and it contains a museum of history and a museum of oceanography. Check out the monastery's refectory, one of the most incredible Gothic interiors in Germany. With its location on the Baltic Sea, Stralsund offers a rich array of sites that deal with maritime culture. The German Oceanographic Museum is one of the three largest museums of its kind in the world. The Ozeaneum is a public aquarium, and it offers fun kids' exhibits for the younger set. The Nautineum is home to exhibits on fishing techniques, hydrography, oceanography, and waterways. You can also view several docked ships at this site. Lastly, a little outside of Stralsund, the National Park "Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft" is worth an excursion. In terms of day trips, Stralsund is the natural starting point for a trip to Ruegen Island. If you have a car, take the Ruegen Bridge, which is the largest bridge in Germany. You can easily reach Wismar and Rostock as well.
These Stralsund travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.