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…
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…
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,…
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…
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.
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.