This tour covers the top 10 sights of the Hanseatic city of Rostock and is the best way to ensure you do not miss the highlights during your visit to Warnemunde (Rostock). Begin with an approximate 30-minute ride into the heart of the city, followed by a panoramic tour of the city by coach before you disembark and cover most of the sights on foot. Step back in time on a city walk through Rostock, Mecklenburg - Vorpommern's largest city, passing by the University of Rostock, the oldest and largest university in continental northern Europe, a city gate which survived the ravages of time, the ‘New Market' Square lined with six original carefully preserved, gable houses from the 15th and 16th centuries, the Town Hall, and St. Mary's Church, an imposing brick Gothic church built in the 13th century. See the convent of the Holy Cross and the adjacent medieval city wall. View the modern functional buildings (concrete slab structures) built during the 1960s and in contrast the little fishing village Warnemunde, acquired by Rostock's town council in 1323, before returning back to your ship. This tour is a compilation of the best sightseeing attractions Rostock has to offer! Note: The order of the sights may vary. Inside visit of the Marien church is not part of the tour. You may visit the church on your own leisure time. Since it is currently undergoing renovations, some parts of the church as well as the astronomical clock cannot be seen.
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Review 1 for Rostock's Top 10
I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:August
Favorite port:Istanbul, Turkey
Date:August 14, 2012
save your time
We did take this and while it was not glaringly bad- it was just a waste of time and money. Berlin was too far, and most of our friends who did take the train to Berlin felt they spent most of their time on a train. The actual port town is adorable and everything is within walking distance. It has great charm and plenty to do. The prices were very inexpensive compared to some of the ports that followed-- so treat yourself to a meal of gift. Dont take a tour at this stop
We took this tour because we had been to Berlin on another occasion and wanted to stay close to the port. Rostock and Warnemunde were bombed to rubble during WWII and then subjected to stalinism as part of East Germany. The city seems to not have recovered 20 years after reunification. Its main monuments are Soviet-style statues and buildings, its parks have overgown grass, and its main street is now devoted to shopping. This is a city with rich history which seems overshadowed by its more recent past ---it does not represent what modern Germany is. The stop at Warnemunde seems to exist solely to visit Berlin and to pick up embarking German passengers.
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Review 3 for Rostock's Top 10
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:August
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite activities:Family oriented
I want to go here next:Europe
Date:September 15, 2011
great mtour .You then have time to walk through Warnemunde which is also very picturesque
On a cold and rainy day this walking tour was an interesting walk into history. The tour guide was not only very knowledgable but very enthusiastic as well! If one does not want a long train ride to Berlin this tour offers an interesting taste of Germany with time left over to explore on your own!