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    Walking time 

    Greifswald has 686 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 21 days. And, when you need to get home there are 75 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Greifswald.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Greifswald has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Greifswald has more than 22,653 street lamps, which use 1.1 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.7 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.3% of Greifswald’s total area, 51 square kilometers. That means each of Greifswald’s 56,445 residents has an average of 11.9 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Greifswald want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 137 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 52 sights and monuments, and far more than 363 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Greifswald. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Greifswald offers more than 21 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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