Stralsund

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Stralsund, (Swedish: Strålsund ) is a Hanseatic town in the Pomeranian part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.wikipedia
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Rügen

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It is located at the Southern coast of the Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland. The town also possesses estates in the local area as well as on the islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Ummanz.
The "gateway" to Rügen island is the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, where it is linked to the mainland by road and railway via the Rügen Bridge and Causeway, two routes crossing the two-kilometre-wide Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea.

Vorpommern-Rügen

Vorpommern-Rügen district
The Western Pomeranian town has been the capital of the Vorpommern-Rügen district since the 2011 district reforms.
The district seat is the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.

Greifswald

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It is the fourth-largest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and, together with Greifswald, Stralsund forms an Oberzentrum, one of four high-level urban centers of the region.
Together with Stralsund, Greifswald forms one of four urban centers of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Strelasund Crossing

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The Strelasund Crossing with its two bridges and several ferry services connects Stralsund with Rügen.
Strelasund Crossing refers to the two bridge links to the German island of Rügen (Rugia) over the Strelasund to the West Pomeranian mainland near Stralsund: the Rügen Bridge or Rugia Bridge (Rügenbrücke) and the Rugia Causeway (Rügendamm).

List of cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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It is the fourth-largest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and, together with Greifswald, Stralsund forms an Oberzentrum, one of four high-level urban centers of the region.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Stralsund, (Swedish: Strålsund ) is a Hanseatic town in the Pomeranian part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Other major cities include Neubrandenburg, Stralsund, Greifswald, Wismar and Güstrow.

Wismar

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Since 2002, Stralsund's old town with its rich heritage is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage, along with Wismar in Mecklenburg.
A unique representative of the Hanseatic League city type, with its Brick Gothic constructions and many patrician gable houses, Wismar has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002, together with the historical core of Stralsund.

Pomerania

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Stralsund, (Swedish: Strålsund ) is a Hanseatic town in the Pomeranian part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Western Pomerania

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The Western Pomeranian town has been the capital of the Vorpommern-Rügen district since the 2011 district reforms.
The largest town in Western Pomerania is Szczecin on the Polish side and Stralsund on the German side.

Siege of Stralsund (1628)

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In 1628, during the Thirty Years' War, Stralsund came under Swedish rule and remained so until the upheavals of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Siege of Stralsund was a siege laid on Stralsund by Albrecht von Wallenstein's Imperial Army during the Thirty Years' War, from May to 4 August 1628.

List of World Heritage Sites in Germany

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Since 2002, Stralsund's old town with its rich heritage is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage, along with Wismar in Mecklenburg.

Barth, Germany

Barth
In the local area around Stralsund there are also the towns of Barth and Ribnitz-Damgarten.
Not a member of the Hanseatic League, the town never grew to the importance and size of neighboring Hanseatic towns like Stralsund.

Thirty Years' War

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In 1628, during the Thirty Years' War, Stralsund came under Swedish rule and remained so until the upheavals of the Napoleonic Wars.
He then laid siege to Stralsund, the only belligerent Baltic port with sufficient facilities to build a large fleet; it soon became clear, however, that the cost of continuing the war would far outweigh any gains from conquering the rest of Denmark.

Strelasund

It is located at the Southern coast of the Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland.
It is crossed by a road and rail bridge called the Rügendamm in Stralsund.

Ribnitz-Damgarten

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In the local area around Stralsund there are also the towns of Barth and Ribnitz-Damgarten.
The town is situated between the two Hanseatic cities Rostock and Stralsund, on the mouth of the river Recknitz.

Siege of Stralsund (1711–15)

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In the Great Northern War in 1715 Charles XII led the defence of Stralsund for a year against the united European armies.
The Swedish Empire defended her Swedish Pomeranian port of Stralsund against a coalition of Denmark-Norway, the Electorate of Saxony and the Tsardom of Russia, which was joined by the Kingdom of Prussia during the siege.

Principality of Rügen

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In the Middle Ages the Stralsund area formed part of the West Slavic Principality of Rügen.
This period also saw the granting of town rights to Stralsund in 1234, and it evolved into an important trading post.

Treaty of Stettin (1630)

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With the Treaty of Stettin (1630), the town became one of two major Swedish forts in the Duchy of Pomerania, alongside Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland).
The Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War began with the active military support of Stralsund, a Pomeranian Hanseatic port which since the Battle of Stralsund successfully resisted imperial occupation with Danish and Swedish support.

Dänholm

At that time the Dänholm isle and fishing village, both at the site of the latter town, were called Strale or Stralow, Polabian for "arrow" (this meaning underlies the town's coat of arms, which shows an arrow).
It is situated in the Strelasund just east of Stralsund.

Siege of Stralsund (1807)

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Stralsund remained under Swedish control until the Battle of Stralsund (1807), when Napoleon Bonaparte's army occupied it.
Fearfully outnumbered, the Swedes abandoned the Baltic Sea port of Stralsund to the Franco-Allies in this action during the War of the Fourth Coalition, part of the Napoleonic Wars.

Szczecin

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With the Treaty of Stettin (1630), the town became one of two major Swedish forts in the Duchy of Pomerania, alongside Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland).
During the war, Stettin had tended to side with Denmark, while Stralsund tended toward Sweden – as a whole, however, the Duchy of Pomerania tried to maintain neutrality.

Baltic Sea

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It is located at the Southern coast of the Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rügen from the mainland.

Hiddensee

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The town also possesses estates in the local area as well as on the islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Ummanz.
In 1835 the Stralsund abbey, Kloster zum Heiligen Geist bought the island and, in 1837 and 1840 the first schools on the island were built in Plogshagen and Kloster.

Swedish Empire

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Stralsund resisted with Danish and Swedish support.
Stralsund fell on October 15, 1678.

Siege of Stralsund (1678)

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Lost to Brandenburg in the Battle of Stralsund (1678), it reverted to Sweden in the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1679).
After two days of bombardment, the severely devastated Swedish fortress of Stralsund surrendered to the Brandenburgers.