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Places we love in Rostock

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In a League of Its Own

Rostock was an influential Hanseatic League port, and shipping remains big business. Ferries from the modern port link the city to Denmark, Sweden and Finland across the Baltic Sea.

On the other side of the Warnow River is the Maritime Museum. The Neue Messe exhibition centre is just south, while north is the seaside town of Warnemünde, now considered part of greater Rostock. Its sandy beach ends at the innovatively designed Teapot. The next door lighthouse guards the entrance to the river which runs parallel to cobbled Alexandrinenstraße with its colourful half-timbered bungalows.

Rostock’s oldest part is the furthest inland and centres on the Old Market, overlooked by St Peter’s Church whose spire offers fabulous views across the rooftops. The New Market is lined by gabled houses and the porticoed town hall, and houses north Germany’s largest Christmas market, watched over by towering St Mary’s Church.

Shops line pedestrian Kröpeliner Straße leading from here past University Square, the new city centre. Rostock University is one of the oldest in northern Europe and nearby are parts of the medieval walls and a former city gate. Beyond is the KTV district, home of the best nightlife.’s accommodation ranges from hotels near the train station to cheap apartments and guest houses near Rostock-Laage Airport.