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    Rostock – a brief overview

    The former Hanseatic city of Rostock was the largest port in the former DDR. Despite suffering heavy damage during WWII, and enduring the insults of Soviet architectural ideals for the following 44 years, it managed to hold its head high, and a small but beautiful historic enclave packed with 14th- and 15th-century buildings survives. Rostock’s population expands greatly in summer each time one of the regular Baltic Sea cruise ships docks at the nearby harbour of Warnemünde.

    And every August, during the Hanse Sail yacht-racing week, the city fills to bursting with visitors. At other times it remains a vibrant place, with a vitality that’s driven by its high student population.

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    Kröpeliner Straße

    Kröpeliner straße
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    This pedestrianised cobblestone street stretching from Kröpeliner Tor city gate to Neuer Markt is filled with some of the city’s finest examples of late-Gothic and Renaissance merchant houses.

    Universitätsplatz

    Universitätsplatz
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    The centrepiece of this leafy central square is the playful Brunnen der Lebensfreude, or Fountain of Happiness, filled with humans and animals in various amusing poses. Most buildings around the square belong to the university, founded in 1419 and the oldest in the Baltic region.

    Neuer Markt

    Neuer Markt
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Rostock’s picturesque main square is dominated by its town hall, the Rathaus. Although its baroque pink facade dates from the 18th century, most of the building behind this is 13th-century Gothic.

    Schifffahrtsmuseum

    Schmarl-Dorf 40
    18106 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 1283 1364
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1000-1800

    The Maritime Museum in Rostock is said to be Germany’s largest floating museum. It traces the history of the city’s proud shipbuilding heritage from ancient times to the present day.

    Zoological Gardens

    Rennbahnallee 21
    18059 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 20820
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1800 (May-Aug)
    Daily 0900-1700 (Mar-Apr and Sep-Oct)
    Daily 0900-1600 (Nov-Feb)

    Home to one of northern Germany’s best collections of exotic animals and birds, this zoo is particularly noteworthy for its polar bear enclosure. Some of the animals were born and bred here.

    Kulturhistorisches Museum

    Klosterhof 7
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 203 590
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1000-1800

    Housed in the Convent of the Holy Cross, a Cistercian nunnery founded in 1270, the Cultural History Museum has held an important collection of local art and cultural historical artefacts since it opened in 1859.

    St Marienkirche

    Am Ziegenmarkt 4
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 5108 9711
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1800 (May-Sep)
    Sun 1115-1700 (May-Sep)
    Mon-Sat 1000-1600 (Oct-Apr)
    Sun 1115-1215 (Oct-Apr)

    This highlight of this 400-year-old Gothic church is its wonderful astronomical clock, which dates from 1472, and has an intricate calendar that extends from then until 2017.

    Petrikirche

    Alter Markt
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 21101
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1800 (May-Sep)
    Daily 1000-1600 (Oct-Apr)

    The 117m steeple of the Gothic Petrikirche was a landmark for passing ships for centuries until being destroyed in WWII. It was restored in 1994, and you can take a lift to the viewing platform at 45m up.

    Alter Strom

    Am Strom, Warnemünde
    18119 Rostock
    Germany
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    The ‘Old Stream’ in Warnemünde, just a few kilometres north from Rostock, is a picturesque marina lined with fishing boats selling their latest catch, and plentiful bars and restaurants.

    Leuchtturm Warnemünde

    Am Leuchtturm, Warnemünde
    18119 Rostock
    Germany
    Tel: +49 381 519 2626
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1900 (Easter-Sep)

    Resembling a mosque minaret as much as a lighthouse, this 34m tower is a landmark of Warnemünde. Dating from 1898, you can climb to the top for great views of the coast and Rostock harbour.

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    Country overview

    Still misunderstood by many, Germany stands as one of the most endlessly engaging countries on the continent. Anyone expecting a homogenous nation conforming to rigid Teutonic stereotypes is in for a shock. As a travel destination it’s somewhere with huge personality, notable for a clutch of truly lovable cities, culture served up in hefty portions and rural scenery so heart-melting you’ll be left bemused why some people still think of the place as lacking allure.

    It’s the country’s urban highlights that tend to draw the attention first. Berlin is the very definition of a dynamic city, having forged a goodtime reputation for ground-breaking creativity while still keeping sight of it’s past. Elsewhere, the likes of Cologne, Munich and Hamburg are rich in historical buildings, eyes-to-the-future nightlife and excellent gastronomy.

    Geography

    Germany borders Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. The northwest has a coastline on the North Sea while the Baltic coastline in the northeast stretches from the Danish to the Polish border.

    The country is divided into 16 states (Bundesländer) and has an exceedingly varied landscape. In what was once known as West Germany, the Rhine, Bavaria and the Black Forest stand as the three most famous features, while in the east, the country is lake-studded with undulating lowlands.

    River basins extend over a large percentage of the region, and some of Europe’s most prominent rivers flow through the country. These include the Elbe, the Danube and the Rhine.

    The highest point in the country is the 2,962m (9,718ft) peak of Zugspitze Mountain in the Bavarian Alps. Cable cars run to the summit – it can also be climbed.

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    Key facts

    Population: 81147265

    Population Density (per sq km): 227

    Capital: Berlin.

    Language

    German is the official language. Regional dialects often differ markedly from standard German. Minority languages include Danish and Sorbic, while some English and French is also spoken.

    Currency

    Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style round two-pin plugs are in use.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0800-1600 (many close earlier on Fridays).

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2015-December 2015 period.

    Note: Regional observation only.

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Epiphany: 06. January 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Easter Monday: 06. April 2015
    Labour Day: 01. May 2015
    Ascension Day: 14. May 2015

    Whit Monday: 25. May 2015
    Corpus Christi: 04. June 2015
    Assumption: 15. August 2015
    Day of German Unity: 03. October 2015
    Day of Reformation: 31. October 2015
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2015
    Repentance Day: 18. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Rostock

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    Rostock has a buzzing nightlife scene thanks to its high student population.

    Many of its bars target this no-frills end of the market, but those looking for something more refined can also find plenty to suit.

    Zur Kogge

    Wokrenter Strasse 27
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    This atmospheric harbourside pub in a gabled house has been a popular watering hole for over 150 years.

    Ostsee Brauhaus ‘Trotzenburg’

    Tiergartenallee 6
    18059 Rostock
    Germany
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    Spacious modern brewpub in a western suburb, with a large beer garden in summer.

    Bacio Club

    Am Strande 2E
    18057 Rostock
    Germany
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    Disco, club and lounge bar, appealing to the more upmarket, discerning clientele.

    LT-Club

    Tiergartenallee 1-2
    18059 Rostock
    Germany
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    Large disco and lounge bars with various themed nights targeting both the student and over-30s markets.

    MAU Club

    Warnowufer 56
    18057 Rostock
    Germany
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    Music club in a former warehouse, with live acts from around the world playing everything from rock to disco.

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    Restaurants in Rostock

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    Rostock’s restaurant scene covers all bases from Michelin-garlanded eateries to cheap bar snacks.

    One popular area for dining out is around the yacht harbour in Warnemünde.

    Der Butt

    Am Yachthafen 1, Warnemünde
    18119 Rostock
    Germany
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    Price: Expensive

    Elegant Michelin-starred restaurant preparing top-end modern cuisine with international influences.

    Borwin Hafenrestaurant

    Am Strande 2A
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Price: Moderate

    Friendly harbourside restaurant serving refined German classics including great seafood.

    Ratskeller‘12

    Neuer Markt 1
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Price: Moderate

    Atmospheric restaurant offering traditional and hearty Germanic dishes in the vaulted town hall cellars.

    Altstädter Stuben

    Altschmiedestrasse 25
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Price: Cheap

    Friendly restaurant in the vaulted basement of a 16th-century house, specialising in local Mecklenburg cuisine.

    Café Central

    Leonhardstrasse 22
    18057 Rostock
    Germany
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    Price: Cheap

    Modern, popular and trendy café with a wide choice of wraps, salads and other dishes at very reasonable prices.

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    Warnemünde Winter Fun

    1 January – 28 February 2015

    Venue: Warnemünde lighthouse and beach.

    Colourful kites whoosh through the air, horses thunder along the shore and brave swimmers plunge into the icy Baltic Sea during this winter weekend festival. There are campfires and tasty mugs of mulled wine on hand to warm up, plus live music in the evenings.

    Easter Bonfire

    4 April 2015

    Venue: Warnemünde lighthouse and beach.

    On Easter Saturday, crowds fill the beach at Warnemünde to celebrate the end of winter with a huge bonfire and live music. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse for phenomenal views back to Rostock and out to sea, then enjoy a torchlit walk after dark.

    Stromerwachen (River Awakening)

    30 April – 2 May 2015

    Venue: Warnemünde.

    Stalls and crowds pack the river promenade as summer kicks off in Warnemünde. It’s the only time of year when the historic railway bridge is opened up. The season’s first barrel of beer is tapped, organ grinders entertain revellers, and a procession of costumed characters winds its way through town.

    Klassik-Nacht (Classic Night in the Zoo)

    12 June 2015
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    Venue: Rostock Zoo.

    In a magical experience beneath the stars, the North German Philharmonic Orchestra entertains a large crowd in the unusual venue of Rostock Zoo. Whether or not the zoo’s residents enjoy the open-air classical concert should be evident by their squeals and roars.

    Warnemünder Woche (Warnemünde Week)

    4 – 12 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Baltic Sea and various venues on land.

    For nine days each July, around 2,000 sailors take to the water, with hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the shore to watch a series of thrilling cups and championships. There are plenty of festivities on dry land too, including the Ümgang, a parade of around 3,000 traditionally dressed residents.

    Hanse Sail Rostock

    6 – 9 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Warnow River and Baltic Sea.

    Over 200 historic sailing ships meet in Rostock each year, attracting around 1 million visitors. From elegant tall ships to zeesenboats (small, historic fishing vessels), there’s plenty for enthusiasts to gaze at, with many boats running trips too. Back on shore, there are numerous stalls, live performances and fireworks.

    River Festival

    September 2015

    Venue: Warnemünde.

    Warnemünde wraps up the summer season with a fabulous three-day festival. Around 200 fishermen battle it out to catch the biggest cod and win the title of ‘Cod King’, while visitors can potter round market stalls, admire the spectacular evening boat parade and enjoy a sparkling fireworks display.

    Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums)

    25 October 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues.

    A whole raft of special activities and performances takes place on this evening, when more than a dozen Rostock museums and galleries stay open late. Visitors might check out puppet shows, documentary screenings, guided tours or one-off exhibitions. The ticket also includes rides between venues by bus and boat.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Rostock

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    Rostock has a good choice of accommodation to suit all tastes, and reasonable prices across the board.

    Around the time of the Hansa Sail yacht-racing week in August however, rates rise and the availability of rooms is at a premium.

    Rostock Apartment Living Hotel

    Grosse Wasserstrasse 10
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Category: Expensive

    Modern, well-equipped rooms and apartments with luxury fittings and a central location.

    Hotel Warnow

    Bei der Knochenmühle 1
    18146 Rostock
    Germany
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    Category: Moderate

    Small new-build hotel with fabulous harbour views amid green surroundings.

    Krahnstöver

    Grosse Wasserstrasse 30
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Category: Moderate

    Small inn in a 700-year-old former merchant’s house, with traditional wood furniture, but modern fittings.

    Stadtperle Rostock

    Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 32
    18055 Rostock
    Germany
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    Category: Cheap

    Art nouveau villa hotel built in 1894, offering comfortable budget rooms in the city centre.

    Gästehaus Rostock Lütten-Klein

    Warnowallee 23-24
    18107 Rostock
    Germany
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    Category: Cheap

    Large hotel in a northern suburb with budget rooms.

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    Climate & best time to visit Germany

    As with most European countries, Germany is a year-round destination but not especially dependable weather-wise. In general terms though, it’s temperate throughout the country with warm summers and cold winters – prolonged periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year, with much of Germany experiencing its maximum rainfall over the high summer months. Unpredictability, then, is a major factor. The average January daytime temperature is 3°C (38°F) and in July is 22°C (72°F). Extremes commonly reach -10°C (5°F) in winter and 35°C (95°F) in the summer months.

    While Munich might be considerably further south than Berlin, the fact that the Bavarian capital sits at a much higher altitude means the two cities have broadly comparable summers. The highest annual temperatures tend to be in the southwest, where there’s almost a Mediterranean feel to the landscape at times. Unsurprisingly, this is where much of Germany’s wine is grown.

    May through to September are the most popular months in terms of tourist numbers, and certainly hold the most appeal for visitors aiming to spend significant periods of time outdoors. However, the spring and autumn shoulder seasons also hold real attraction for those who want the promise of decent(ish) weather without the tourist levels. The winter holidays are also a big draw in their way, due in no small part to their attendant Christmas markets. Peak season for ski areas is from December through to the end of March.

    Away from the mountains, January through to April will appeal to those who enjoy the benefits of uncrowded attractions, although be aware that cities like Berlin rarely witness "slow" periods at any time of year. Prices tend to be slightly higher over the summer months. One other thing to bear in mind is that hotel rates can increase when large trade shows are in town (potentially a problem in Frankfurt, for example).

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +49

    Telephone

    Local and international calls can be made from phone boxes in towns and cities. These usually accept both coins and pre-paid cards (available at post offices and other outlets). In larger cities, you’ll often be able to make international calls from internet cafes too.

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with many international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving. If you’re going to be in Germany for a long period of time, consider obtaining a local SIM card.

    Internet

    Internet is readily available; there are many Internet cafes all over the country. Large Internet access centres exist in most main cities. Most hotels also provide facilities, either included in the room rate or charged separately.

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    Shopping in Rostock

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    Key Areas

    As well as being worth a visit in its own right for its characterful old architecture, central Kröpelinerstrasse and the pedestrianised streets running off it are the best places to look for most everyday items.

    Markets

    Rostock has several outdoor markets that set up on various days and in various locations. The handiest spot in the city centre is Neuer Markt. A market selling food and other cheap items appears on this square every Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings.

    Shopping Centres

    In the heart of the city at the west end of Kröpelinerstrasse, Kröpeliner Tor Center is the biggest central shopping mall, with around 50 outlets selling most items. Ostsee Park (Ostsee-Park-Strasse 3, Rostock-Lambrechtshagen) is a large out-of-town mall in a suburb just west of Rostock, with around 70 shops and restaurants.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Handshaking is customary, and it is considered rude to address people by their first name unless invited to do so. Normal courtesies should be observed. Before eating, it is normal to say “guten Appetit” to the other people at the table to which the correct reply is “danke, gleichfalls” (“Thank you, the same to you”). If you’ve been invited to eat at a German house, it is customary to present the hostess with unwrapped flowers (according to tradition, you should always give an uneven number, and it is worth noting that red roses are exclusively a lover’s gift).

    In shops and other businesses, courtesy dictates that visitors should utter a greeting such as “guten tag”

    (or “grüss gott” in Bavaria) before saying what it is that they want; to leave without saying “auf wiedersehen” or “tschüss” can also cause offence.

    Similarly, when making a telephone call, asking for the person you want to speak to without stating first who you are is impolite. Casual wear is widely acceptable, but more formal dress is required for some restaurants, the opera, theatre, casinos and important social functions. Smoking is prohibited where notified and on public transport and in most public buildings.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    There’s nothing to mark out German produce as particularly risky to general health (although it has a partly founded reputation for being fatty). Tap water is safe to drink.

    Other Risks

    Tick-borne encephalitis is present in forested areas of southern Germany; vaccination is advisable. Rabies is present; look out for ‘Tollwut’ signs. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered.

    During the summer months, sunburn can be a problem. The southwest generally draws the highest temperatures. The usual precautions apply: use a generous amount of sunscreen and be sensible about how long you spend in direct sunlight. Be aware that a breezy day can sometimes mask high temperatures.

    If walking over a long distance in warm weather, it’s advisable to drink – and carry – plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing, including a sun hat. Blisters can be another problem for hikers. These can often occur if new walking shoes are being worn across a long distance. Ideally footwear should be worn in before the trip.

    As a counterpoint to the balminess of the summer, German winters can be fairly severe. This is generally truer the further east you travel. If you’re arriving during the coldest months of the year, ensure you have adequate clothing. At any time of year, in fact, temperatures can be unpredictable – even in July and August, it makes sense to have a sweater (and maybe a brolly too) to hand.

    Other health problems that inexperienced travellers might reasonably encounter are the various knock-on effects of too much alcohol consumption. The risk, unsurprisingly, is particularly prevalent among those attending Munich’s Oktoberfest. Be aware that some beer’s ABV levels can be 6 or 7%, so should be treated with respect.

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