OLD WALLS, NEW LIFE - Find out what shapes and has shaped the quarter between Rostock's great churches. Let yourself be surprised by Mecklenburg specialties traditional and modern. Find out which export made Rostock great in the Hanseatic League.
Guided tour of Rostock's old town: A journey through eight centuries in Rostock's oldest district.
In GDR times, Rostock's old town was divided between new magnificent buildings and constant decay. But already in earlier centuries there was a clear division - between rich and poor merchants, patricians and craftsmen, university members and Wends.
On the tour through the Middle Town, the New Town and the Eastern Old Town, you will look up at impressive church buildings, down at works of art that are almost unrecognizable as such, straight ahead at interesting restaurants and stores, and again and again to the left and right at special facades to hear their eventful history.
It takes only a few steps to walk from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping street into tranquil alleys. Always accompanied by the great churches of the Hanseatic era (still standing and lost), you embark on a journey through 800 years of city history. For refreshment, there are local and international, sweet and savory, experiments and culinary classics.
A selection of exciting culinary stops await you on your tour, for example:
- a wine store that has more to offer
- a Greek taverna
- a Mecklenburg restaurant
- a cozy café with a church view
- a sugary cupcake shop
Note: Stops and tastings are subject to change at short notice.