Rostock

Situated on the Warnow River, Rostock is the biggest city of the north German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is famous all over the world for its brick Gothic style buildings. The New Market Square (Neuer Markt) that is arguably one of the most charming locations of the city never ceases to awe tourists.

It is famous for its thirteenth century brick Gothic style Town Hall. The same had been transformed a lot during the eighteenth century when a banquet hall and a Baroque façade were added.

Rostock city view

Rostock city view

Stroll around a bit and keep your eyes open for six restored gable houses from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries that are now carefully preserved. Just behind the Town Hall lies the fifteenth century Kerkhofhaus that is undoubtedly one of the best preserved brick Gothic house in the city.

Do not miss visiting the St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), a brick Gothic construction, built in the thirteenth century that is also the oldest church of the city. What you see today is a restoration of the original church that was extensively damaged during the Second World War.

Rostock townhall

Rostock townhall

Thanks to its amazing acoustic capabilities, this building is also used as a concert hall and also as an exhibition center.

Those interested in old houses should check out the seaside port of the city. Known as Warnemunde, it is a major tourist attraction and boasts of a lighthouse and a large beach.

The Minster of Bad Doberan is yet another tourist attraction and consists of a brick Gothic church that was built during the years 1294-1368 and was restored in the year 1984. This magnificent church boasts of a richly furnished interior.

Rostock, Petrikirche

Rostock, Petrikirche

Do not miss viewing the burial chapels, grave slabs, wod sculptures, and a huge Triumphal Cross group. The pedestrian zone of the city is famous for its gabled houses of different periods.

This city does not have its own airport and the nearest ones are those in Berlin and Hamburg.

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