The port city of Rostock

The port city of Rostock celebrated its 800th birthday in 2018, and its history is inextricably linked to the port and shipping. Ferries, RoRo ships, cargo ships and cruise-liners are the merchant and passenger vessels found in the harbour today. With over 25 million tonnes of goods handled, more than two million ferry passengers, and some 200 cruise dockings per year, Rostock’s Überseehafen (international port) is one of the Baltic Sea’s top players.

Germany’s largest Baltic Sea port, which also happens to be the only all-purpose port on Germany’s Baltic coast, is one of Rostock’s best known attractions.

Setting a new course

Following the end of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, and the expansion of the European Union, but also after a difficult structural shift in the 1990s, Rostock began increasingly regaining importance as a trading and transshipment centre in the southern Baltic Sea.

Seehafen, Breitling

Rostock, Warnemünde & the Rostock Heath - Every day holiday

When an idyllic sea, pristine nature and a historic city converge, everyone’s holiday needs are covered. Whether you’re a sunbather or culture vulture, an adventurer or bon vivant

Beach promenade of Warnemünde

Events all year round

It all kicks off on 1 January with the ‘Warnemünder Turmleuchten‘. The spectacular New Year’s show with lights, lasers, fireworks and performances attracts tens of thousands of people to the seaside resort every year.

Easter bonfire at the beach of Warnemünde

Hanse Sail Rostock

Hanse Sail Rostock is the world’s largest annual gathering of traditional sailors and museum ships, captivating some one million visitors. 200 participating ships are joined by cruise liners, ferries and naval vessels, adding their own touch to Rostock’s and Warnemünde’s unique vibe.

Hanse Sail, historic sailing ships

Transportation in Rostock

Whether they’re going to the theatre, zoo or beach, Rostockers love to use their excellent public transport system, consisting of an S-Bahn (suburban railway), tram, buses and ferries. Over 80% of all destinations are located near a tram stop.

City ​​traffic

Rostock, the fair-trade city

A wide range of events relating to sustainability and development policy are held in Rostock all year round. For instance, anyone interested can find out lots about fair trade and the fair-trade-city activities at Hanse Sail in August.

Open Fair Brunch

internet portal Klarschiff.HRO

‘Working together for our Rostock!’ The ‘Klarschiff.HRO’ internet portal, created in March 2012, gives citizens the opportunity to report infrastructure issues, such as bulky waste, potholes or frequent parking violations.

Logo Klarschiff