Warnemunde and Rostock are about 20 minutes apart, either side of the huge inlet and can be at the start or finish of a Baltic Cruise.
The port of Rostock is at the mouth of the Warnow River on the Baltic Sea opposite Warnemunde. The port can accommodate ships with a length of up to 300 meters, a width of up to 45 meters and a draught of up to 13 meters, though the P&O Britannia is BIGGER and got in there. Bang goes their dress code!
The city of Rostock dates back nearly 800 years as a Hanseatic and harbour city and has a lot to see as Jean shows us for Doris Visits.
Since the beginning of the 15th century, Rostocks city centre has been characterised by its University with the likes of Albert Einstein. The university also has a huge music and arts section. Rostock has history of shipbuilding and training of navigators and seamen.
As well as the old hanseatic village, there are nearby sandy beaches that stretch for miles. If you are going in by yourself all is easy to see on a walk round, the astronomical clock is Rostock’s true focal point and it can be found on the the 15th century St. Marien Church. City Hall, and bars and alfresco dining in the New Market Place and on the water are also impressive. It is a German seaside town for local tourists as well as cruisers.
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