Facts & Figures
54.09579 latitude and 13.38152 longitude
What is the city known for?
University and science city
The university with 10.000 students is the city´s lifeline. Along with numerous scientific institutions it creates an innovative atmosphere which shines from inside out.
City of culture
Not a day goes by in Greifswald without a reading, concert, exhibition or other cultural highlights. The university with its 10,000 students who organize various music festivals also make a large contribution to this. The international festivals such as Nordischer Klang and polenmARkT are particularly special.
Birthplace of Caspar David Friedrich (paintings can be seen in the Pomeranian State Museum) / Ruins of Eldena abbey
Greifswald is the most cycling-friendly city in whole Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, according to a study of the German Cycling Federation (ADFC). Short and modernized cycling paths make Greifswald to a city full of cyclists.
- Festival of Nordic Sound
It is the largest festival of Nordic culture in Germany. It is a major platform for artists from whole Scandinavia as well as Finland.
- Fischerfest Gaffelrigg
The Gaffelrigg fishing festival, the largest maritime folk festival in the Western Pomerania region, has historical roots: In 1908, the Wieck fishermen challenged the university's academic sailors to a competition in their Zees boats. Experience what has developed from this duel. The festival traditionally takes place on the 3rd weekend in July.
- A Day with Caspar David Friedrich
Every year on the last weekend in August, Greifswald celebrates its famous son Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and invites you to travel back in time to historical romanticism. From 10:00 a.m., the city's cultural institutions will open their doors free of charge and provide insights into the life and work of the romantic painter.