Hanseatic Town of Rostock
In its eight-century history, Rostock was always the largest and most powerful municipality in the state. Once an important member of the Hanseatic League, the harbour and university city is still the economic metropolis of the state.
A town with history
The independent town was granted the Lübeck Town Charter rights in 1218. The architectural witnesses to the history can be found in the town centre: Spruced-up gabled houses, huge brick churches, the marketplace with the baroque seven-tower town hall and the city walls all around with the mighty gates and silent ramparts.
Rostock is not only shaped by its proximity to the sea, the harbour, the Hanseatic League and its Gothic brickwork but also by the University of Rostock which was founded in 1419 and is one of the oldest universities in northern Europe. Today, the population and area of Rostock makes it the largest town in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The city harbour with its wide waterside promenade is just a few minutes from the town centre. Even outside the Hanse Sail in the summer, many small yachts and even some large windjammers tie up at the quay walls.
The seaside resort of Warnemünde is called Rostock's "beautiful daughter". Once a poor fishing village, it is now known for its yacht and cruise ship harbour as well as its exceptionally beautiful and wide sandy beaches.
Your experts for Rostock
Tourist Board Rostock
Website - Tourist Board Rostock
Telephone: +49 (0)381 381 2222