Business Location

Location Factors

Stralsund is located on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea and is the largest city in Vorpommern. Stralsund warmly welcomes companies interested in setting up operations in our region. The city on the Strela Sound has a lot to offer its investors: a good location with fast accessibility, fully developed and inexpensive commercial properties, a constantly improving infrastructure, a highly qualified workforce, low costs for electricity, heating and water, attractive funding opportunities for new companies, synergies with the local university of applied sciences, comfortable living conditions and, last but not least, a great variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in one of Germany’s most beautiful holiday regions.


The maritime sector has long dominated the economic structure in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund. Still today, the harbour and the metalworking industry offer excellent opportunities for the further development of this cluster. Tourism, manual trades, IT, education and service are additional key economic drivers in our region.


Location and infrastructure are important considerations for the success of any company. The transport connections in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund are optimal, guaranteeing fast and easy accessibility.

  • Excellent north-south (Copenhagen-Malmö-Berlin) and west-east connections (Hamburg-Szczecin) via the connector and the coastal autobahn A20
  • Main roads B96, B105, B194
  • Bypass with access roads to all important city districts
  • Northeastern junction in the electrified rail network of Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Ideal connectivity between road and rail
  • Rail links throughout the harbour area
Harbour and Shipping
  • Harbour operated by SWS Seehafen Stralsund GmbH
  • Southern harbour with a quay length of 875 metres and a harbour area of 40,000 m² 
  • Road connections to the harbour via the connector to the coastal autobahn A20
  • Rail links available
  • Water depth of 7.50 metres below MSL for loaded drafts up to 6.60 metres
Air Transport
  • 25 kilometres to the Stralsund Barth Airport (OFH)
  • 110 kilometres to the Rostock Airport via coastal autobahn A20
Public Transport
  • Very well networked, inner-city and regional public transport systems

Human Resources

Companies benefit from a highly qualified and motivated local workforce. The Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, with its practice-oriented courses, plays an especially important role in educating qualified young engineers. The main fields of study and research are economics, business administration, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and renewable energies.
We are happy to work together with our regional partners to help you find suitably qualified employees.

City Profile

Tradition meets Modernity: Not only is the year 1234 easy to remember, it also marks the beginning of Stralsund’s exciting 780-year history.

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