Rostock - Hanseatic city & lovely seaside resort

Discover 800 years of history and enjoy the atmosphere of a coastal town. Rostock has a fascinating old town and is a thriving university and industrial center.

Rostock private tour

Rostock guided tour

Half day tour with your guide.

This panoramic tour covers the highlights of the historic town of Rostock and the seaside resort Warnemuende. The fishing village Warnemuende with its half-timbered, gabled houses and lighthouse preserves the flair of good old times. Today it is also a modern and busy beach resort with plenty of shopping opportunities. A short drive away the center of Rostock comes into sight. Get a first overview of the town wall, gates, churches and new and old living quarters in a panoramic drive before continuing on foot to further explore the historic quarters between town hall and university. An inside visit to the monumental St. Marien church with its astronomical clock is another highlight of the tour. Enjoy some time on your own before returning to the port.
  • 4.5 h tour
  • modern car/van/bus with AC
  • local tour guide
  • tour of Warnemuende
  • tour of Rostock
  • visit to St. Marien church
  • time at leisure
  • rates
    • car + guide max. 2 pax: 560 Euro
    • van + guide max. 6 pax: 595 Euro
    • bus + guide max. 49 pax: 815 Euro

    Kroepeliner Gate

    Rostocks town wall and bastions were built around 1300. Some parts are still preserved today such as the mighty gothic Kroepeliner Gate. From there a walkway leads along the historic wall and through the ramparts to Stone Gate and into the eastern old town. Time to relax and get a feeling for this ancient construction.

    Old Stream

    The famous boulevard of Warnemuende is the Old Stream. The former passageway into the port of Rostock is today a quiet canal with fisherman's boats, harbour cruises, private yachts and a lot of shopping and dining options alongside. A pleasure to stroll along and smell (or taste) the smoked fish and fresh sea breeze.

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    University of Rostock

    Founded in 1419 the university is considered the oldest in the Baltic region. The departments are located in all quarters of town but the historic main building remains in the center. With its Neorenaissance style it is an eye-catcher and can now be visited inside also. The square in front is a popular meeting point in Rostock

    Rostock Boulevard

    The pedestrian zone between Kroepeliner Gate and the town hall is Rostocks main boulevard. Shops and cafés are plentiful and in summer street musicians and artists make it an open air stage. The gabled houses alongside show a display of all the past styles and are neatly renovated.

    New Market

    The central square of the city is an architectural highlight as well. The town hall with its splendid facade and the monumental church of St. Marien are the two landmarks here. Damaged by the war the market is a mix of old and new today. A daily fresh market calls for a refreshment stop and a taste of regional delicacies.

    Around University Square

    The most popular meeting point for the locals is the fountain on the square by the university. Round the square are main sights such as the ducal palace, the monument of field marshall Bluecher, the baroque ball room and the so called five gable house (see photo), designed in the 1980s taking up historic elements.

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