The Game

Discover Stralsund – down to the smallest detail!

Enclosed are 42 playing cards with close-up photographs taken in the historic city centre of Stralsund.

Find the matching pairs, locate each of the 21 motifs on the enclosed city map, and enjoy historical anecdotes about each location.

This game is inspired by the beauty and history of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.

An indoor game and outdoor experience for ages 8 to ∞.

Spielkarten des Stralsund Gedächtnisspiels

Why “Glaube Liebe Hoffnung”?

While doing research on the profound history of Stralsund, these three words always came back into my mind.

I know these are very strong words. Each one of them can tell a thousand stories. When I walk through Stralsund’s Old Town I see many things related to FAITH (Glaube). The three old and magnificent churches. Carrying believers through rough and difficult times, always hoping for a better future.

The LOVE (Liebe) towards God, another person or even money, shaped many centuries of everyday life of people living in Stralsund, which belonged to the Hanseatic League.

Stralsund was attacked by many different troups throughout its history. Various commander tried to, or even conquered it. Although Stralsund had a very strong rampart, some armies succeeded and people who lived here had to suffer. Sometimes the only thing left was the HOPE (Hoffnung) for a better and peaceful life.

Still today one can see the attention to detail while walking through the Old Town of Stralsund, with its colourful restored town houses which witnessed bygone times and will hopefully still be here, when we are long gone.

The three terms of Faith, Love and Hope are embodied within the anchor, which you can find quite often in this game. It sustains the heritage of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund as a maritime and merchant settlement.

Discover the old Stralsund brand new with Glaube Liebe Hoffnung: Stralsund – A Historical Game.

Enjoy yourself exploring Stralsund!



These days the German Game Glaube Liebe Hoffnung: Stralsund – ein Gedächtnisspiel celebrates its first birthday. After a very good start with a big article in the local newspaper and an overwhelming positive feedback, it was time to create an English version. For international guests of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund it is sometimes a bit difficult to find adequate information material to explore Stralsund’s historical old town. As Stralsund has many visitors from all over the world, to offer a multilangual range is absolutely necessary.

Hence, check out Glaube Liebe Hoffnung: Stralsund – A Historical Game and have a great time scouting Stralsund’s rich and multifaceted history.

You can purchase Glaube Liebe Hoffnung: Stralsund – A Historical Game at the Tourist Information, located at Alter Markt Stralsund.