Port of Rostock

About Rostock, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Rostock, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany)

Located in the north of Germany, Rostock has a perfect blend of rich history, beautiful scenery and a variety of activities for visitors.

With hundreds of years of history, the 'gateway to the north' has distinctive charms and historic wonders, including stunning architecture.

The town was once an important member of 'Hanseatic League' and it is possible to take a guided tour around the city.

What to do in Rostock

Drop by the Marine Museum at the Steintor Gate and the Traditionsschiff in Rostock for countless displays on the history of shipbuilding. The museum also showcases underwater barriers and a collection of 'captain's pictures'.

In the area around Kropeliner Strasse, Lange Strasse and Doberaner Platz in the city centre, there are numerous shops and boutiques selling a wide range of goods, perfect for a spot of retail therapy.

A short drive or boat ride from the city will take you to the district of Warnemünde with its fishing harbour, sandy beaches and seaside resort. If you cross the footbridge over the canal, you can walk along narrow alleys lined with charming old gabled fishermen's houses. A variety of restaurants, pubs, traditional fishing boats and a fish market selling local specialities can be found along the canal.

Rostock's traditional cuisine will be sure to wet your appetite. The Baltic coastline is home to several seafood restaurants serving delicious fresh fish and other appetising delights. Kale with raisins, honey-roast ribs and apples in dripping are traditional regional dishes which should definitely be tried.

Tourist Attractions

Some important examples of medieval and renaissance architecture can be seen in Rostock's Old Town, Hausbaumhaus. This area dates back to 1490 and is one of the few wooden structures remaining in the city. The Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church), with its 15th century astronomical clock and Baroque organ, has been listed by UNESCO as a site of cultural heritage. Adjacent to the church is the 13th century Rathaus (Town Hall), situated in the most picturesque area in New Market Square. The square also preserves beautiful old gabled houses which date back to 15th and 16th centuries.

Rostock also boasts the oldest university in Northern Europe. The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 with the founding faculties of the Facultas atrium (Faculty of Philosophy), the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine.

Rostock Port

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