Things to do in Rostock

Our most recommended things to do in Rostock

Rostock: City Walking Tour

1. Rostock: City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the Hanseatic City of Rostock and get a great overview of its key sites. Explore the old town and the historic harbor area on a tour that spans from the medieval architecture to the 20th-century . Converse with an expert guide about the major city sites, like the town hall, gothic churches, and the medieval city wall. Stroll through old-town alleys, riverside boulevards, and the university square.

Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a relaxing cruise on the Baltic Sea aboard a modern catamaran with your own skipper. Take in stunning views of the seascape and picturesque towns along coastline as you spend your day at sea, or choose to cruise at sundown for an unforgettable sunset experience. The catamaran is waiting for you in the modern marina "Yachthafen Hohe Düne". Onboard, the skipper welcomes you and gives you a quick introduction to the boat as well as a safety briefing. Then, head out to sea and if you are interested, you can help the skipper to manoeuvre the catamaran. Or you lean back, relax and enjoy the wind, the water and the fantastic atmosphere on the sea. Depending on the sea and wind conditions the catamaran travels in the direction of Kühlungsborn, Darß or down the Warnow to the city centre of Rostock, passing Warnemünde, the cruise liners and more. With good weather conditions there are also possibilities to drop the anchor for you to jump in for a quick swim. The marina has a lot of parking possibilities and good connection to public transport. Furthermore you will find nice restaurants, very good sanitary facilities and a beautiful beach right by the marina.

Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience

3. Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience

Come aboard a beautiful yacht and enjoy a half-day, full-day, or sunset excursion on the Baltic Sea. To begin, you will arrive at the modern "Yachthafen Hohe Dune" marina, where the skipper will welcome you on board and give you a quick introduction to the boat. If you'd like, you're invited to assist the skipper in setting sail and steering the boat. Otherwise, just relax and enjoy the wind, water, and waves while out on the high seas. Travel in the direction of Kühlungsborn and Darß, or down the Warnow to the center of Rostock, where you will pass Warnemunde, the cruise liners, and more. After several hours at sea, the yacht will return to the harbor, where you will find several restaurants, bathroom facilities, and a beautiful beach right in the marina.

Rostock: Guided tour of the historic city center

4. Rostock: Guided tour of the historic city center

Marvel at Rostock's cityscape in the company of a professional guide. Join a fascinating walking tour that will bring you all around the city center, including the iconic Town Hall. Allow your guide to teach all there is to know about local history. Enjoy some time to stroll leisurely through the city. See its buildings from a new perspective, by acquiring deeper knowledge about them.

Rostock: exciting Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and hike

5. Rostock: exciting Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and hike

Get to know Rostock while playing an escape game. Download the app to your phone, then meet your friends or family in the center of the city. Walk or cycle to different sites, receive clues, and solve a crime. Go on a tour that is interactive, fun, and perfect for groups of 2 to 5 people. Start by meeting at Neuer Markt in the city center. Listen to a fictional crime case about a police officer turned author who has disappeared. His latest book should have been a bestseller, but that, too, has gone missing. Visit witnesses and try to find out what has happened and crack the case. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks as you go. As you search for clues, marvel at Rostock’s famous sights. See if you and your team can set the record for the fastest tour. Enjoy completing some extra tasks from the app after the tour has finished.

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

6. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Rostock: City Center Self-Guided Tour

7. Rostock: City Center Self-Guided Tour

Experience the beauty of the city center of Rostock on a self-guided tour. You will receive a link in your email after booking to start the tour. Explore the area at your own pace and visit the Stadthafen, Neuer Markt, and many other places. You will walk through the streets to see the beautiful gabled houses, city gates, and secular buildings from the Gothic period. Throughout the tour, you will solve riddles and get entertaining tasks on your smartphone. Learn facts about the city’s name and how the number 7 played a central role in its history. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while discovering the hidden corners of the beautiful city. You can start and pause the tour at any time and have a pleasant day of outdoor exploring with friends and family.

Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

8. Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

Embark on an innovative, messenger-based outdoor quiz that you can play on your smartphone with your friends and family during a self-guided walk of Rostock. Experience a multimedia adventure in the heart of the city and get to know this Hanseatic city in a different way. Discover the traces of the heyday of the Hanseatic League that still characterizes Rostock's city center with its well-preserved historical buildings and monuments. Learn how beer became an export hit and how Rostock established itself as one of the most important economic and scientific centers in the Baltic Sea region. See how the noble Hanseatic attitude still lives on today, as does the landlord of the "Zum Greifen" pub, who, as part of the quiz, wants to leave his famous pub to a worthy successor. The point of the game is for you to gain his trust and sign the contract to the pub. Walk from the cozy and rustic old town through to the lively promenades in the city center and to the student suburb of Kröpeliner Tor, while you prove your Hanseatic attitude to this pub landlord to finally fulfil your dream of owning your own pub in Rostock. Choose to pause the game at will, for a refreshing beer or coffee in between quiz questions, and continue at your leisure.

Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

9. Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rostock and hear true, fascinating local history Walk around Old Town and see top attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the most important historical landmarks, boasting an impressive history spanning 800 years, and one of the most important members of the medieval Hanseatic League. Explore strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates. Marvel at amazing Rathaus and Estates House, and see St. Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). Stroll down to visit the monumental St. Nikolaikirche. Choose between options to see St. Petrikirche and the fantastic Monk Gate. Reach the local harbor with fantastic views of Marina, a beautiful sailing area with great history. Extend your tour to visit Culture Museum Rostock, located in the historic monastery of the Holy Cross. Check out some great exhibits, with a new section with coins and art, including the story of how Rostock lost its collection during the war and under the DDR.

Rostock: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

10. Rostock: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Rostock through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

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What people are saying about Rostock

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 617 reviews

Booked the 3 hour sunset cruise, it was amazing! Our skipper, Marvin, was very kind and funny. He made the trip enjoyable, taught us all the safety information we needed, allowed us to wander the boat as we wish. We were even allowed to eat/drink anything we brought. My boyfriend actually proposed to me on this cruise and Marvin and the others on the boat with us turned it into a party/celebration. I couldn’t have asked for a better time! We cheers and sat around and talked, it felt like a big family! It was a bit chilly out on the water so bring a coat! We will be coming back in two years and will definitely rebook this cruise.

We booked a private city tour for Rostock and were very enthusiastic. Our actual city guide was ill, which is why Tom now showed us Rostock. He did it incredibly well, showing us little corners and side streets away from the tourist attractions. As a native of Rostock, he really had complete knowledge and a very pleasant voice! The booking as such was super uncomplicated and everything was very clear. I will book more often via the platform in the future.

Ein wirklich interessantes Audio-Spiel. Zum Glück hatten wir einen Lautsprecher dabei. Wir waren vier Erwachsene und hatten alle sehr viel Spaß.

We were so lucky since the weather was perfect so we saw a stunning sunset on the Sea. It was an amazing trip with a very nice staff!

arrived on time at cruise terminal.. brought us back with time to spare. Very professional.