5 Museums to explore in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located on the north coastline of Germany and has 1.94% of Germany's population. Its capital is Schwerin, and Rostock is the largest city. The big cities in the state include Stralsund, Wismar, Neubrandenburg, Greifswald, and Güstrow. The state was established in 1945 by the merger of Prussian Western Pomerania and Mecklenburg.
Gorch Fock I is a German barque with three masts, the first of a series built-in 1933. It has five sister ships and was taken as war reparations by the Soviet Union after World War II and renamed Tovarishch; then, it sailed under Ukraine before being transferred to Stralsund in 2003. It is currently a museum ship.
A dock located in Heringsdorf, with 508 meters into the Baltic Sea from the island of Usedom. In 1891–1893, a wooden dock built in settlement of Heringsdorf, which was the longest pier in Europe. In 1958, the whole pier was burned down by a fire and rebuilt in 1995. The pier now has a Museum of the Concert Shell, cinema, café, restaurant, fitness center, tourist gift shops and a holiday village.
Formerly Peenemünde Information Centre for History and Technology, a museum, established in 1991, in the observation site of the former power station in Peenemünde on Usedom Island, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The museum focuses on the history of the Peenemünde Army Research Centre and the Luftwaffe test site, mainly the rockets and missiles developed between 1936 and 1945.
Rostock Zoo is a zoo in Rostock city, established in 1899 on 56 hectares with 4,500 animals from 320 species. and it is the largest zoo on Germany's east coast. Rostock Zoo has a 20,000 m² living museum that contains over 80 kinds of animals.
Stralsund Museum of Cultural History, established in 1859 and located in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It houses permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions on various subjects and houses extensive collections of folklore and cultural and art history in the region of Vorpommern. It is the oldest museum of its kind in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern