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Rostock: Guided tour of the historic city center

1. Rostock: Guided tour of the historic city center

Marvel at Rostock's cityscape in the company of a professional guide. Join a fascinating walking tour that will bring you all around the city center, including the iconic Town Hall. Allow your guide to teach all there is to know about local history. Enjoy some time to stroll leisurely through the city. See its buildings from a new perspective, by acquiring deeper knowledge about them.

Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience

2. Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience

Come aboard a beautiful yacht and enjoy a half-day, full-day, or sunset excursion on the Baltic Sea. To begin, you will arrive at the modern "Yachthafen Hohe Dune" marina, where the skipper will welcome you on board and give you a quick introduction to the boat. If you'd like, you're invited to assist the skipper in setting sail and steering the boat. Otherwise, just relax and enjoy the wind, water, and waves while out on the high seas. Travel in the direction of Kühlungsborn and Darß, or down the Warnow to the center of Rostock, where you will pass Warnemunde, the cruise liners, and more. After several hours at sea, the yacht will return to the harbor, where you will find several restaurants, bathroom facilities, and a beautiful beach right in the marina.

From Warnemünde Port: Berlin Shore Excursion

3. From Warnemünde Port: Berlin Shore Excursion

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Rostock: City Walking Tour

4. Rostock: City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the Hanseatic City of Rostock and get a great overview of its key sites. Explore the old town and the historic harbor area on a tour that spans from the medieval architecture to the 20th-century . Converse with an expert guide about the major city sites, like the town hall, gothic churches, and the medieval city wall. Stroll through old-town alleys, riverside boulevards, and the university square.

Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

5. Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a relaxing cruise on the Baltic Sea aboard a modern catamaran with your own skipper. Take in stunning views of the seascape and picturesque towns along coastline as you spend your day at sea, or choose to cruise at sundown for an unforgettable sunset experience. The catamaran is waiting for you in the modern marina "Yachthafen Hohe Düne". Onboard, the skipper welcomes you and gives you a quick introduction to the boat as well as a safety briefing. Then, head out to sea and if you are interested, you can help the skipper to manoeuvre the catamaran. Or you lean back, relax and enjoy the wind, the water and the fantastic atmosphere on the sea. Depending on the sea and wind conditions the catamaran travels in the direction of Kühlungsborn, Darß or down the Warnow to the city centre of Rostock, passing Warnemünde, the cruise liners and more. With good weather conditions there are also possibilities to drop the anchor for you to jump in for a quick swim. The marina has a lot of parking possibilities and good connection to public transport. Furthermore you will find nice restaurants, very good sanitary facilities and a beautiful beach right by the marina.

Rostock: electric boats - without driving licence - 6 people

6. Rostock: electric boats - without driving licence - 6 people

Discover the beauty of the Warnow river with this boat rental service in Rostock. Have the freedom to explore the city's waterways with a 1, 2, or 3 hour electric boat rental. Enjoy the quiet hum of the eco-friendly electric engine as you go.  Stay safe with the included life vest. Check in and collect your boat and life jacket from the tour provider's centrally-located office. Watch as a staff member shows you how to work this boat which is easy to steer without any prior boating experience. Hop aboard and explore the city's harbor aboard a well-maintained ship. Enjoy views of massive industrial crane and shipping boats. Capture pictures of the city's charming skyline from the water. Lounge on comfortable seat cushions and have the use of a table. Return the boat to the activity provider at the end of the rental period.

Rostock: Self-guided City Center Walk

7. Rostock: Self-guided City Center Walk

A walk through Rostock is like a walk through the Renaissance of the Hanseatic period. The city with all its beautiful gabled houses, city gates and secular buildings from the Brick Gothic period, is also called "City of the Seven" because the "7" has a special role in history. You will know more after this tour. Discover Rostocks history and its myths! At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Rostock by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Rostock! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

8. Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Warnemuende, and then embark on a guided walking tour of the former fishing village. See the typical gabled houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, complete with half-timbered façades and ornamental doors. Admire the Old Stream canal lined with brightly-painted boats and quaint cafés. After this brief introduction to the seaside resort you may consider to return here after the end of the tour to browse the boutiques or try a piece of cake or a typical fish sandwich. Ride the commuter train and tram to Rostock to explore the largest city of Mecklenburg. Stroll the streets of the Hanseatic university town and visit the lively market squares. Admire buildings such as the medieval monastery of the Monastery of the Holy Cross and the church of St. Marien. Benefit from some leisure in the central square to browse the shops or enjoy a tasty snack. Learn more about the Rostocks past and present at the town hall or the university and the medieval town wall. Return to the port by public transportation. 

Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

9. Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

Embark on an innovative, messenger-based outdoor quiz that you can play on your smartphone with your friends and family during a self-guided walk of Rostock. Experience a multimedia adventure in the heart of the city and get to know this Hanseatic city in a different way. Discover the traces of the heyday of the Hanseatic League that still characterizes Rostock's city center with its well-preserved historical buildings and monuments. Learn how beer became an export hit and how Rostock established itself as one of the most important economic and scientific centers in the Baltic Sea region. See how the noble Hanseatic attitude still lives on today, as does the landlord of the "Zum Greifen" pub, who, as part of the quiz, wants to leave his famous pub to a worthy successor. The point of the game is for you to gain his trust and sign the contract to the pub. Walk from the cozy and rustic old town through to the lively promenades in the city center and to the student suburb of Kröpeliner Tor, while you prove your Hanseatic attitude to this pub landlord to finally fulfil your dream of owning your own pub in Rostock. Choose to pause the game at will, for a refreshing beer or coffee in between quiz questions, and continue at your leisure.

Rostock: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

10. Rostock: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Rostock. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. These clues will then need to be combined to find out.. ... who is the murderer? ... where did the murder take place? ... what was the murder weapon? ... when did the crime happen? ... who is the victim? During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Rostock.

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What people are saying about Rostock

Lots of interesting information, despite the bad weather. Thank you for the guide stepping in at short notice and the city information center for reacting so carefully.

Very informative tour in a friendly atmosphere. All questions answered. I really recommend anyone wanting to learn about Rostock.

As a highlight we were able to visit St. Mary's Church and a detailed explanation on top of that

Very good, nice walk with valuable information about the city of Rostock

great city guide, friendly and very knowledgeable about the tour