The largest German port, Rostock port is considered to be one of the most important harbors in Europe because of its easy accessibility to neighboring cities. The Rostock port of call is located in the northern part of Germany and is a 30-minute drive from Rostock City. A tax-free shop, money exchange services and several restaurants are available at the Rostock cruise terminal.
The city of Rostock is known to be the county’s oldest University town. Just as in other German cities, excellent beer is also brewed in the city.
You can shop for German deli items, liquors, wines, chocolates and candies at the Karl’s Erlebnis-Dorf. It’s a farmer’s market and a strawberry-theme park at the same time. It’s a 20-minute drive from Rostock and is perfect for mothers with children who want to shop. Children can be left alone in the park’s playground, trampolines and rides.
The Galleria is a modern shopping center located right in the city center. The mall has stalls and boutiques that sell almost anything you are looking for at discounted prices. Toiletries, designer shoes, bestseller books and popular clothing lines are just some of the item sold inside the mall.
Retail outlets are found in the Warnow Park area and are perfect for small businesses with small items to sell. The Kauhof shopping area is a large shop that houses boutiques, selling luxurious items like jewelry and perfumes.
Things to See
The Marine Museum at the Steintor Gate and Traditionsschiff in the city is a must-see for tourists. The museum houses art displays of the city’s shipbuilding history.
St. Marienkirche Church’s astronomical clock is the oldest of its kind in the world and dates back to the fifteenth century. It still works and can still predict moon phases with precise accuracy. The monastery of the Holy Cross houses pieces of medieval art and right outside the museum is the University Square; famous for its Baltic architecture.
A short drive or a few minutes boat ride from Rostock will take you to Warnemunde. The small district boasts of its fine fishing harbors and sandy beach resorts.
Restaurants and Bars
The Zur Kogge is an old pub in Rostock that serves the city’s most loved specialties, like the lightly fried plaice in herb sauce.
Fishbroetchen or a sandwich of fried fish is a local dish best served in the fish restaurants located in Warnemunde. The Kettenkasten restaurant has a beer garden with acoustic music played nightly. Steak dishes are served at the Atlantic restaurant. Other must-try delicacies in Rostock are kale with raisins, ribs roasted with apples and dripping with honey.
Teas and pastries are served at the Reuters Teekiste. Their house specials include the rooibos parfaits and green tea sorbet.
The Cubar near the city’s lighthouse is a popular bar among crew members where Cuban specialties are served. Lounge music and comfortable sofas can be enjoyed in the Shuster’s Strandbar.