The Hanseatic city of Rostock is the largest city in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in terms of population. More than 220.000 people lived (as of 2019) in the economic center on the Baltic Sea.
Rostock - Panoramic view from the Nikolaikirche
Rostock - an important business location
The heyday of the Hanseatic League goes back hundreds of years. Technology companies, the port industry, shipping and shipbuilding are now setting the tone in the region. Rostock is not only an important business location, but thanks to the incorporated seaside resort of Warnemünde, it is also a tourist destination of great importance. Rostock is also an important administrative center as well as the location of a university and several colleges.
Rostock - House of Estates
Rostock - Germany's cruise center
Rostock has a special connection with the topic of cruises. The cruise company Aida Cruises has its headquarters in the city. Rostock can also boast of the busiest German cruise port. Most cruise ships dock in Warnemünde. Some ships dock in Rostock industrial harbor. In 2019, 196 ship calls and around 900.000 passengers were counted in Rostock. Around ten percent of the passengers traveled by air from France, Italy and Spain via Rostock-Laage Airport.
Rostock - AIDA Cuises headquarters
Rostock offers a variety of experiences
The city is rich in historical evidence. In addition to remarkable historical buildings and many museums, visitors to Rostock also experience an abundance of shopping and gastronomic experiences. It is really unfortunate that the guests who came by cruise ship can only use a small part of the offers in such a short time.
Rostock - Kröpeliner Straße with the Kröpeliner Tor
Rostock - discover in one day
Although a visit to the German capital Berlin is very popular with international cruise passengers, we dedicate our recommendations exclusively to the historic center of Rostock and the seaside resort of Warnemünde. There is a lot to discover in both areas of the city: brick Gothic churches, an astronomical clock, many museums, a town hall worth seeing, more than 40 public fountains, the popular promenade of the city harbor and wonderful city gates. The major maritime event Hanse Sail is a special experience. The traditional sailing meeting takes place in the first half of August each year.
Rostock - The historic town hall
Cruise ship guests who decide to spend a day in Rostock and in the seaside resort of Warnemünde are offered a variety of experiences and pleasures during their day stay.
Rostock-Warnemünde - tea pot and lighthouse
Under A day in Rostock and Warnemünde we give practical advice on this. Guests can also find useful tourism information on the official website of the city of Rostock https://www.rostock.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten.html.