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Youth hostel in Warnemünde

Youth hostel in Warnemünde, Germany

A fun way to stay in Warnemünde is this youth hostel located in the edifice of a former weather station. The equipment on top of the tower is still used for providing datas for weather forecasting.


Heinkel Villa in Warnemünde

Heinkel Villa in Warnemünde, Germany

This villa built in 1880 became famous for being the home of the aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel. One of his designs was the Heinkel He 178, the world’s first turbojet aircraft and jet plane. Today the villa is part of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung).


Museum of local history in Warnemünde

Museum of local history in Warnemünde, Germany

The museum of local history (Heimatmuseum) is located in a building dating back to 1767. The exhibition tells about local life as well as about typical elements of a seaman’s life. So one can see collections of dioramas built by sailors. There are also souvenirs like English stoneware brought home from numerous sea travels.


Police boat FPB 25 (2001) in Rostock

Police boat FPB 25 in Rostock, Germany

This police boat was built by Fassmer in 2001. It is used by the German Police Authority Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The home port is Rostock. On this pic, it anchors next to the ‘Hohe Dünne‘ Yachting & Spa Resort.

Industrial Heritage

Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock

Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

At the Rostock City Harbour you can find old as well as reconstructed warehouses. In the rooms of the warehouse on the left side the headquarter of AIDA Cruises is based. The piers for the huge AIDA cruisers are not far way at the port of Warnemünde.


Icebreaker ‘Stephan Jantzen’ in Rostock

Icebreaker 'Stephan Jantzen' in Rostock, Germany

This icebreaker was built in 1967 and is named after the sea rescuer Stephan Jantzen (1827-1913). The ship is off duty now. Although there were plans to convert the ship into a luxury icebreaker for private tours to the Arctic and the Antarctic it is still waiting for a new assignment at Rostock City Harbour.

Industrial Heritage

Cranes at the city harbour of Rostock

Cranes at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

Two cranes dating back to the 1960s at the city harbour of Rostock. They are strong personalities, aren’t they?


‘Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea’ in Rostock

'Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea' in Rostock, Germany

This sculpture in the city of Rostock named ‘Seven proud sisters are kissed by one sea’ (Sieben stolze Schwestern küsst das eine Meer) was created by Reinhardt Dietrich in 1985. It portrays the peaceful coexistence of the seven countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.


Main building of the Rostock University

Main building of the Rostock University in Germany

The Rostock University, founded in 1419, is considered the oldest university in the Baltic Sea area. The depicted main building was erected in the years 1867 – 1870 and it is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture in Mecklenburg.

Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Rostock

Manhole cover in Rostock, Germany

The manhole covers in Rostock display the coat of arms of the city. The coat of arms dating back to 1367 depicts a golden griffin of a blue field (representing the former princes of Rostock) with bars of silver and red (the colours of the Hanseatic League). As a member of the Hanseatic League the city is generally named Hansestadt Rostock.

Public Clocks

Astronomical clock in St. Mary’s Church, Rostock

Astronomical clock of St. Mary's Church in Rostock, Germany

This astronomical clock was built in 1472 by Hans Düringer and is the only one of its kind still in working condition with its original clockworks. It is placed in St. Mary’s church (Marienkirche), the biggest of three town churches found in the Hanseatic city of Rostock.


Gabled houses in Rostock

Modern gabled house in Rostock, Germany

In Rostock, there are a lot of colourful gabled houses to see. It is big fun to walk through the streets and to count how many different gables one discover. Even this gable of a newly built edifice next to the old town hall has something decorative to offer.