Project Description


Rostock is the only member of the Historic Highlights of Germany that is situated on the coast. The salty air of the Baltic Sea belongs as much to the city as the sound of the sea gulls. Experience a refreshing mix of urban life, marine flair and beach culture.

In 2018 the glorious seaport will celebrate its 800th anniversary. As the most important member of the Hanse (Hanseatic League), the city gained great wealth in the past and nowadays fascinates its visitors with impressive monuments: gorgeous gabled houses, great churches with more than 100 meter high towers, enormous cellars, impressive gates and massive dams.

Many monuments were erected in the typical North German Brick Gothic style. As stones used to be a rare resource in the North, people started to build with bricks. With the warm reddish color they formed the style of architecture Germany’s North is so famous for.

Rostock retained a lot from its former charm of a medieval merchant’s town. Part of this charm is the Seaside Resort Warnemünde. It was purchased hundreds of years ago by the citizens of Rostock because of its close location to the harbor entrance.

It is more than just the “Alte Strom” (Old Stream) that still shows Warnemünde’s character of a fishing village.

You can buy fresh fish straight off the fishing cutters. Warnemünde’s promenade presents itself with noble seaside resorts, villas, hotels, restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Each year, on the second weekend in August, Rostock and Warnemünde are the scene of one of the biggest yachting events in the world. The Hanse Sail is a maritime celebration with around about one million visitors. Traditional sailboats from all over the world are there to be gazed at and sailed on. About 200 disguised sailors offer you a spectacular experience.


How To Spend The Perfect Day In Rostock

"A perfect day in the charming Hanseatic city of Rostock means sauntering past medieval city gates, clicking photos with beautiful churches and buildings as backdrops, and when the mood strikes, walking barefeet on soft, powdery sand on the Baltic Sea [...]


Warnemünde Week

June 3 - June 11

Hanse Sail Regatta

August 5 - August 8

Rostock Christmas Market

November 22 - December 22



  • Rostocker Gesellschaft für Tourismus und Marketing mbH
    Warnowufer 65
    18057 Rostock Germany

  • Tourist Information Center
    Universitätsplatz 6 (Barocksaal)
    18055 Rostock Germany

  • Tel: +49 (0) 381 381-2222

© Image Rights: Header – TZRW, St. Mary’s Church/St. Peter’s Church/Old Stream/Monastery of the Holy Cross/Kröpelin Gate/City Harbor – TZRW/Joachim Kloock