Culture, leisure and sport

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.

The Kunsthalle Rostock is one of the few museums of contemporary art in northern Germany. It's a nationally renowned gallery focusing on avant-garde.

The Schifffahrts- und Schiffbaumuseum Rostock is Germany’s largest floating museum. The entire world of seafaring and shipbuilding is brought to life onboard this traditional ship.

The Heimatmuseum Warnemünde is one of the oldest and most important folklore collections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It showcases Warnemünde’s local history, as well as the developments in regional fishing, skilled trades, tourism, and the way of life in a fishing village on the Baltic Sea coast.

Along with its four city museums, Rostock also boasts a number of other collections, such as those at the University of Rostock’s institutes.