Attractions

Top Choice Church in Rostock

Marienkirche

Central Rostock’s pride and joy is the 13th-century Marienkirche, the only main Rostock church to survive WWII unscathed (although restorations are ongoing). Behind the main altar, the church’s 12m-high astrological…
Top Choice Church in Stralsund

Nikolaikirche

The main portal of the soaring Nikolaikirche is reached via an entrance off the Alter Markt. This masterpiece of medieval architecture dates to 1270 and is modelled on Lübeck's Marienkirche. Its interior is redolent…
Top Choice Church in Wismar

St-Nikolai-Kirche

Of the three great redbrick churches that once rose above the rooftops before WWII, only the sober redbrick St-Nikolai-Kirche, the largest of its kind in Europe, was left intact. It has elaborate carvings and a font…
Top Choice Aquarium in Stralsund

Ozeaneum

In an arctic-white wavelike building that leaps out from the surrounding red-brick warehouses, the state-of-the-art Ozeaneum takes you into an underwater world of creatures from the Baltic and North Seas and the Atl…
Top Choice Museum in Binz

Dokumentationszentrum Prora

'Macht Urlaub' (power vacation) is a well-done exhibition on the Nazis and the role the workers resort Prora played in their 'strength through joy' schemes. You can easily spend an hour or more fully engrossed in th…
Cathedral in Bad Doberan

Münster Bad Doberan

The former summer ducal residence of Bad Doberan, about 15km west of Rostock, was once the site of a powerful Cistercian monastery. Construction of this magnificent Gothic church started in 1280 but the scale of the…
Palace in Binz

Jagdschloss Granitz

A grandiose hunting palace built in 1723 on top of the 107m-high Tempelberg, Jagdschloss Granitz was significantly enlarged and altered by Wilhelm Malte I in 1837. The results will remind you of salt and pepper shak…
Farm in Rostock

Karls

Gloriously hokey, Karls is a roadside attraction in the cheesiest tradition. The schtick here is fruit, strawberries to be exact. In this sprawling hodge-podge of a petting zoo, shops, playgrounds, shops, cafes and,…
Museum in Wismar

Rathaus

The large Rathaus at the Markt's northern end was built between 1817 and 1819 and houses the excellent Rathaus Historical Exhibition in its basement. Displays include an original 15th-century Wandmalerei (mural) unc…
Church in Wismar

St-Georgen-Kirche

The massive red shell of the St-Georgen-Kirche has been extensively reconstructed and while work continues, the intention is to use it for cultural (Abba cover bands!) and religious purposes. In 1945 a freezing popu…