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City of Rostock

Ideally situated at the shore of the Baltic Sea, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock offers a good infrastructure with modern ferry, cruise and commercial ports as well as an airport, making it the multimodal transport hub and economic centre of the federal state of

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Hanseatic architecture and traditional brickstone Gothic meet an urban flair with a lively cultural scene, culinary variety and great shopping opportunities – a true adventure for fans of culture and city trips. Northern Europe’s oldest university, founded in 1419, churches, monasteries and historic city gates let visitors perceive the Hanseatic flair of yesterdays. Numerous museums await the arts and culture lovers – some even in unusual locations. The popular theatre „Volkstheater Rostock“ with its

North German Philharmonic Orchestra is famous for a varied cultural programme of musical and dance performances, drama and orchestral works. The Rostock University of Music and Drama has its own grounds for their performances in a former convent. Rostock Zoo draws in the crowds.

The gorgeous sea, white sandy beaches, untouched nature and a metropolis full of history – it‘ s a combination that leaves no holiday demand unfulfilled...

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Facts & Figures

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Year 1218

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54.09244 latitude and 12.12861 longitude

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What is the city known for?

Rostocker Pils (beer), lighthouse and "Teepott" in Warnemünde