Rostock's Top 10 by River and Rail

Rostock's Top 10 by River and Rail
Price: $115.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Due to the amount of walking, some of which is over cobblestone roads, this tour is not recommended for passengers with walking difficulties. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Public restrooms are available throughout the excursion; however, please note, they usually cost approximately 0.50 EUR to 0.70 EUR (not included) and need to be paid in cash.

Rostock's Top 10 by River and Rail

With this excellent compilation tour, you will see the very best Rostock has to offer including a cruise along the Warnow River.

Rostock is a city along the Warnow River on the north coast of Germany and is known for its University, St. Mary's Church, and its bustling pedestrian shopping mile. Accompanied by your local tour guide, admire gabled merchant houses lining the shopping mile and the main square, which mixes Gothic and baroque styles.

Start your tour by catching a glimpse of the charming seaside fishing village of Warnemuende, where you will board a train into the heart of the city, then hit the streets as you step back in time. Start your tour at Kroepeliner Tor, one of 4 of the 22 original city gates still standing. Then, stroll down Kroepeliner Strasse and check out the stores, shops, and 17th-century gabled houses, before arriving at the "Fountain of Joy", complete with bronze statues.

Marvel at Rostock's University, founded in 1419 and the first one to award an honorary doctorate to Einstein, before seeing a hidden gem of the city, the Convent of the Holy Cross, founded around 1270 as a convent for Cistercian nuns. Take a look at Rostock's medieval City Wall and then proceed to New Market Square, an impressive 13th-century structure with 7 pointed towers and a Baroque-style facade.

Be amazed at the impressive red-brick Gothic St. Mary's Church. It's Rostocks' largest and most impressive church.

You will also be given some free time in Rostock. Maybe you want to check out the astronomical clock in St. Mary's. It was built in 1472, with a calendar that was renewed in 2017, predicting days, dates, etc. spot on. It is the oldest astronomical clock in the world in working condition!

After your walking tour, your tour guide will take you down to the Old Harbor and Warehousing Complex where you'll learn about Rostock's history as a major shipbuilding and trading center during the Middle Ages. You will also see concrete slab structures that housed about 70 percent of Rostocks' residents. These modernist buildings were constructed in the 1960s with the creation of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Board your boat for a picturesque cruise along the Warnow transferring you back to Warnemunde, via the river.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great time
September 22, 2019
Very beautiful place to visit
Reviewer: MT
5 Stars
Small Group - Love it!
July 24, 2019
Just 4 of us so it was like having a private tour. Lovely guide, gave lots of history to area.
Reviewer: Vicki Webster
4 Stars