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Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Stralsund is a city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated at the southern coast of the Strelasund, a sound of the Baltic Sea separating the island of Rugen from the mainland. A bridge or the Rugendamm and several ferry services connect Stralsund with the ports of Rugen. The town was founded in 1234 by Slavic settlers from Rugen. Traders from Germany arrived in the following years. The town began to rise. The town was built with a massive city wall having 11 town gates and 30 watchtowers.

The main economical sectors of Stralsund are shipyards, fishing, and, to an increasing degree, tourism. Stralsund’s main attractions are the Brick Gothic historic centre is a UNESCO, United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, World Heritage Site.The heart of the old town is the Old Market Square or Alter Markt, with the 13th century Gothic Town Hall. Behind the town hall stands the imposing Nikolaikirche or the Saint Nicholas Church, built in 1270 to 1360. The square is surrounded by houses from different periods, including the Gothic Wulflamhaus, a 14th century patrician house, today a restaurant, and the Baroque Commandantenhaus, seat of the old Swedish command headquarters, the Jakobikirche or Saint Jacob's Church, the Marienkirche the Saint Mary's Church, the Katharinenkloster or Monastery of Saint Catherine that houses two museums, a museum of history, and an oceanographic museum, the Johanniskloster, a 13th century Franciscan monastery, is one of the oldest buildings in the town.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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