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Sightseeing in Rostock - what to see. Complete travel guide

Rostock is a major transportation hub, a port city, a center of industry and shipbuilding, as well as a famous area of tourism and recreation. The city offers a wide choice of entertainments for tourists. Here you will find many remarkable places, great restaurants and many shopping centers.
The St. Peter’s Church (St. Petri-Kirche) is the main symbol of the destination as well as the highest building located on its territory. The height of the church steeple is 117m. At … Open
The territory of Rostock is conditionally divided into three parts. The Old City is the location of main architectural and historical landmarks. Here you can see the old market square, where tourists will find several stalls with souvenirs and crafts of the local craftsmen. The main decoration of the square is Church of St. Nicholas. This is an impressive building with strict lines. Its inner decoration is no less exquisite and unforgettable. The Middle City is also rich in historical attractions. Here you can attend Town Hall, walk along New Market Square and see one more religious building left from the Middle Ages - Church of St. Mary. Finally, the New City is the location of most modern hotels, hotel complexes and restaurants.
The local cuisine is worth some particular attention. No major city of Germany can exist without the brewery. Rostock is no exception. Famous Rostocker beer, which is known outside the country, is brewed here. Each of the local restaurants serves this flavored foamy drink, which is usually offered with homemade sausages or grilled meat. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Tourists are strongly recommended to exchange currency at home as in Rostock the currency exchange service is presented rather scantily. Currency can be exchanged only in specialized … Open
If you like walking, move your feet to Krepeliner Strasse. This is a truly picturesque place with many outdoor cafes and shops. You walk along Stadthafen promenade will be no less fascinating. Here you can look at ancient ships or enjoy the boat ride. The city’s suburbs also feature several attractions including ancient monasteries and fortifications.
Molenfeuer Rostock \/\/ Warnemünde One of the oldest buildings in the city is the monastery of the Holy Cross. The monastery was founded in 1270 on instructions from the Danish Queen Margaret II. This monastery complex is the only one in the city, that has been completely preserved centuries later. There are several unique buildings of the 13th century on its territory. Nowadays, it keeps the exposition of the historical museum. All buildings are accessible for visiting. You can admire not only historical artefacts, but beautiful interior decoration, as well. There remained a church, which is now run by the local university.
Rostock is a typical seaport town with plenty of attractive family run restaurants, home cuisine cafes and cozy bars. However its gastronomy destinations are not limited just to eating … Open
On the bank of the Varna river, is an ancient church of St. Peter built in the middle of the 14th century. At the time of construction, it was the tallest building in the city. Its tower rises up to 117 meters. For many years, it served as an indispensable reference point for local fishermen. During the Second World War, the religious building was partially destroyed. They failed to restore many unique design elements. Currently, the main value of the temple is an ancient organ. The tower of the church is equipped with an excellent viewing platform at an altitude of 45 meters. The most beautiful architectural monument is the house of Kerkhoff. In the second half of the 15th century, it was built by the local burgomaster for its own family. The Kerkhoff family owned the house over 120 years. Then it came to desolation. Only in the first half of the 20th century, the city authorities bought out the old house and reconstructed it. Now, the building is used as a city archive. It is remarkable for the luxurious decoration of the facade. They used burned brick to decorate it.
Tourists with children can enjoy Karls Erlebnis-Dorf farming enterprise. It was founded in 1921 and is more like a large open-air entertainment center today. Numerous attractions are available to children. They have a small zoo, where children can feed the animals and care for them. On the farm, are wonderful shops selling local products, cozy cafes and souvenir shops. Every season, interesting thematic events and exhibitions are held there. The best is visit the farm in a warm season.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Rostock
♥   Castle 'Blankenhagen Castle' , 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Jagdschloss Gelbensande' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Dargun' , 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aalholm Castle' , 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fuglsang Manor' , 73.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Rostock
♥   National Park 'Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft' , 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Müritz-Nationalpark' , 83.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Germany: things to see

Berlin suburbs are an interesting place, where travellers can find many unusual and fascinating places. The city of Potsdam is one of most notable places of interest there. In the 17th century the city was the residence of Prussian kings who lived in magnificent Schloss Sanssouci Castle. There are also several beautiful mansions that remind of that period. In addition to their architectural importance, these buildings are famous historic landmarks. … Open
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