Culture, leisure and sport

Congresses and Events

While Warnemünde and Markgrafenheide are established seaside resorts and, along with Diedrichshagen and Hohe Düne, are among the four seaside resorts of Rostock, Rostock's city centre and the district of Schmarl are making their mark as convention and even hubs.

In the Rostock city hall and the HanseMesse a variety of events and fairs can be experienced. This includes conferences and congresses, shows and many other social highlights.

A cruise port with a charming feel

Cruise passengers and ‘ship-spotters’ enjoy a unique atmosphere as large cruise ships moor alongside idyllic captains’ houses and old fishing boats. It’s an impressive sight when the sailboats, passenger ships and ferries pass by the majestic giants as they take to the Baltic Sea

Teepott, Leuchtturm, Kreuzfahrtschiff

A pure nature experience at the Rostocker Heide (Rostock Heath)

Few German cities have a city forest larger than Rostock’s. The Rostocker Heide, which stretches along the Baltic coast from Markgrafenheide to the Baltic seaside resort of Graal-Müritz, spans 6,000 hectares.

Aerial view Rostocker Heide

Museums in Rostock

The Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock in the courtyard of the historic Abbey of the Holy Cross is the oldest and most famous of Rostock’s art and cultural history museums. Its cultural and art-history ranges from painting to graphic design to handicrafts, coins, furniture, military antiques, everyday culture and archaeology.

Luftbild Kulturhistorisches Museum (Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock)

The Volkstheater Rostock (People's Theatre)

Passionate, moving, surprising, amusing, contemplative, entertaining… the Volkstheater Rostock’s programme is all of these things. The complex’s main venue is the theatre building on Doberaner Strasse, which, in addition to its showpiece known as the Grosses Haus

Volkstheater Rostock (People's Theatre) orchestra

Aiming high

Sporting highlights throughout the year here come courtesy of F.C. Hansa Rostock, the basketballers from EBC Rostock with the Rostock Seawolves, and the volleyballers from SV Warnemünde.

Ostseestadion, BMFZ, Innenstadt

RostockCARD - the city pass to rostock and the surronding region

How well do you know your own city? Get to know the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock better, and explore it at your ease! The RostockCARD will give you one free city tour in the downtown area

RostockCARD - the city pass to rostock and the surronding region