Rostock is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It stretches for about 20 kilometres along the Warnow River to the Baltic Sea. The seaside part of Rostock, Rostock-Warnemünde, is about 16 km to the north of the historic city centre.
One of the most picturesque places in Rostock is the Neuer Markt (New Market Square), with the Town Hall. The square also preserved six original, beautifully restored, gable houses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Some parts of the medieval city wall, with four city gates, have survived to the present day.
Things to see and do
* New Market Square
* Kröpeliner Straße - main pedestrian precinct
* Beaches at Warnemunde
* 15th-century Kerkhofhaus - best preserved brick Gothic house in Rostock
* City walls and gates
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 181.44 sq km’s
Population – 202,750 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The overseas port is located in the east of Rostock. Rostock's port is Germany's largest Baltic port. Rostock is also home to a large ferry port.
Transport Links – The nearest international airports are in Hamburg and Berlin. There are connecting flights via Munich to Rostock Laage Airport.
Rostock Hauptbahnhof (Rostock Central Station) offers fast track train connections to Hamburg and Berlin and from there to almost any other European city.
Within the city a wide network of trams, buses and ferries is available. The first privately financed tunnel in Germany crosses the Warnow river and thus connects the eastern part of Rostock with the western part.
The city is served by major ferry companies such as Scandlines or Tallink. Ferries leave for Tallinn, Estonia,Helsinki, Finland, Gedser, Denmark, Trelleborg, Sweden and Ventspils, Latvia.