Top Choice Church in Rostock


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…
Farm in Rostock


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 Rostock

Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock

The city's cultural history museum has an interesting collection including Victorian furniture and a few sculptures by Ernst Barlach. It's housed in the Kloster Zum Heiligen Kreuz, a convent established in 1270 by Q…
Church in Rostock


The Gothic Petrikirche has a 117m-high steeple – a mariner’s landmark for centuries – that was restored in 1994, having been missing since WWII. There's a lift up to the 45m-high viewing platform.
Street in Rostock

Kröpeliner Strasse & Universitätsplatz

Kröpeliner Strasse, a broad, shop-filled, cobblestone pedestrian mall lined with 15th- and 16th-century burghers’ houses, runs from Neuer Markt west to Kröpeliner Tor.At the centre of the mall is Universitätsplatz, …
Square in Rostock

Neuer Markt

Rostock’s large, somewhat bland central square is dominated by the splendid 13th-century Rathaus. The building’s baroque facade was added in 1727 after the original brick Gothic structure collapsed.Opposite the Rath…
Historic Site in Rostock

City Walls & Gates

Today only two of 32 gates, plus a small brick section, remain of the old city wall. The 55m-high Kröpeliner Tor stands at the western end of Kröpeliner Strasse. From here, you can follow the Wallanlagen (city walls…
Square in Rostock

Alter Markt

Red-brick and pastel-coloured buildings on this large market square hark back to the 14th- and 15th-century Hanseatic era.