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Rostock Old Town

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Rostock: Self-guided City Center Walk

1. Rostock: Self-guided City Center Walk

A walk through Rostock is like a walk through the Renaissance of the Hanseatic period. The city with all its beautiful gabled houses, city gates and secular buildings from the Brick Gothic period, is also called "City of the Seven" because the "7" has a special role in history. You will know more after this tour. Discover Rostocks history and its myths! At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Rostock by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Rostock! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Berlin on Your Own - Round Trip from Warnemünde port

2. Berlin on Your Own - Round Trip from Warnemünde port

Our bus departures are adjusted to each ship’s docking times and start promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. Our expert team has been organizing tours and transportation from the port of Rostock and Warnemünde for nearly a decade. We have never missed a cruise ship’s departure and imparted our knowledge and enthusiasm for our unique and beautiful city to thousands of satisfied passengers!

Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

3. 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: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

4. Rostock: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Rockstock's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Rostock: Surprise Walk of the city with a Local

5. Rostock: Surprise Walk of the city with a Local

Are you ready to join me for a surprise walk around Rostock? From my many experiences and personal interactions in Rostock, I have gathered a personal checklist of must-sees with my most memorable places. Don’t miss out on the chance to see Rostock from a unique perspective and understand why I call this place my home! Create a deeper connection with the city, just like I have, and enjoy exclusive anecdotes, tips and tricks, and secret revelations of Rostock. We will meet at the port and from there, your authentic discovery of Rostock will start! This Experience is conducted by a private local inhabitant registered on LocalBini.

Rostock: Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Rostock: Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Rostock, home to one of the oldest universities in the world, dating from 1419, a significant tourist destination on the Baltic Sea, the fourth largest port city in Germany and the largest in the Baltic coast, connecting Germany to all major Scandinavian destinations and worldwide cruises. At the New Market Square, one of the most picturesque places in Rostock, admire the mixt baroque and gothic style of the Town Hall with its 7 towers and learn the story of the Seagulls' Fountain with its figures, representing Neptune, the god of the sea and his sons. See St. Mary's Church, the only main Rostock church to survive WWII air raids, and its famous astronomical clock built in the 15th century. Admire the tower of St Petri Church, a gothic landmark for all the fishermen in the area, destroyed during WWII and rebuilt later on. See parts of the old city's fortifications, partially standing with its ramparts stretched out with built-in guard houses and a section of the wooden wall walk. Admire the Dutch Renaissance city Stone Gate, and read the motto written on the walls: “Sit intra te concordia et publica Felicitas” (“May harmony and prosperity reign within your walls”). Learn all about the University, the oldest in the Baltic and its Fountain of Happiness. Take a walking tour in this beautiful city, gracefully reborn like a Phoenix from the ashes. Spend some time here and discover this fascinating and vibrant city with its rich history in a walking tour that covers the main highlights of this unique place!

Rostock: Tour with the Rostocker Executioner

7. Rostock: Tour with the Rostocker Executioner

Experience Rostock from its dark side and accompany the Rostock hangman on an entertaining tour. From the town hall to the Kerkhoff and Krahnstöverhaus, Kuh and Steintor, the new market and St. Mary's Church to the Heiligengeisthof Learn all sorts of entertaining and curious facts about his various tasks, the jurisdiction and punishments of the time. What was the sparrow tax, the "Ausbringen der Priveten" and why did "the hair have to come off the streets"? The executioner will also be able to tell you exciting criminal stories about Rostock. And have you ever noticed how many medieval forms of torture and death have entered our modern language without us even realizing it? You will be amazed!

Hamburg: Hamburg and Lübeck City Highlights Private Day Tour

8. Hamburg: Hamburg and Lübeck City Highlights Private Day Tour

Discover 2 gems of northern Germany in one day on a guided tour of Hamburg and Lübeck. Learn about the history of trade and innovation in the heart of Hamburg, including its famous Speicherstadt district, followed by a visit to Lübeck, the red-brick Gothic city of the Hansa. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hamburg, and set off on your discovery of the city with your private guide. Walk through the historic heart of the city and admire the Town Hall, Deichstrasse, and its iconic ‘Kontor’ buildings. See what remains of the St Nikolai Church, which has remained as is since the allied fire-bombings of WWII. Explore the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt and witness the modern architectural splendor of the Elbphilharmonie.  After a short break, travel north to Lübeck, the North Sea city of German literary giants Thomas Mann and Günther Grass. Stroll underneath the legendary symbol of Lübeck, the Holsten Gate. Cross over the old city walls to explore the charming Old Town. Wander through the city’s former economic epicenter at the Old Salt Storehouses, admire the architectural grandeur of St. Peter’s Church, and see the imposing Town Hall overlooking the city’s marketplace. Finally, marvel at the ‘mother of brick Gothic architecture’ – St. Mary’s Church.  Take a short break for shopping and refreshments before relaxing on the journey back to Hamburg.

Rostock Warnemünde Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

9. Rostock Warnemünde Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

Immerse yourself in Warnemünde's charming City Centre with a scavenger hunt game on your phone. Uncover the city's rich history and discover landmarks, such as the Stephan-Jantzen-Park the lighthouse, the beach and more, while solving riddles, quizzes, and puzzles. After downloading the scavenger hunt onto your phone, use the app to begin your adventure in Warnemünde, a district known for its great beach and the rough sea. Read the information on your phone to learn facts about the area and solve riddles to advance to the first location. Visit the Warnemünde evangelic church. Continue to the Stephan-Jantzen-Park, a park where you can relax or even do some sports. Wander along the promenade to several more locations or pause the game to enjoy a lunch along the river banks. Then it's time to wander to visit the lifeboat Adele. Take a photo of the 'Molenfeuer' and try to find the Esperanza. Visit a few more locations, including the 'Möwenflug' sculpture.

Rostock Old Town Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

10. Rostock Old Town Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

Play around the old town of Rostock. Solve puzzles around the city centre, which was founded in the 12th century. Explore a large part of the area around the city centre, with its beautiful buildings. Here, you will find some tasks for you to complete. Discover many great puzzles and information about the 'Möwenbrunnen' in front of the town hall, the university, and the beautiful park surrounding it. Find out what tasks Sir Peter Morgan has come up with for you. Prove yourself in numerous mini-games and puzzle challenges as a worthy intern at the Sir Peter Morgan Academy.

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What people are saying about Rostock Old Town

We had a lot of fun with this city puzzle and really liked it. Since we already have some experience with it, we're giving it an A+. For the freight cars, we simply asked someone because the cars had just been repainted and the information was no longer legible.

Excellent! Thank you! I did the tour over three days following a training course. The puzzles were fun and made me look more closely and discover many other things. I just couldn't find the wagon. In total I was on tour for about 4 hours.

We traveled as a family and learned a lot about Rostock. It took us about 3 hours with breaks. The quiz questions also made the tour interesting for the children.

The stations are easy to find. The questions about the stations allow you to take a closer look. I would like there to be audio contributions on this too.

It was very informative and the route was well described, you just couldn't get lost.