Rostock (from Polabian Roz toc, literally "to flow apart") is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rostock is located on the Warnow river.
Rostock is Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s most significant business location and is internationally renowned for its wharfs, shipping companies and the harbour.
While staying at a hotel in Rostock you should book a harbour tour in order to get acquainted with the city. Your Rostock hotel will be located in close proximity to the Neuer Markt (New Market) with the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church) that contains a baptismal font from the 13th century and a beautiful baroque organ. Numerous Rostock hotels were built near the street Kröpeliner Straße, a popular pedestrian are that will invite you to go for a shopping spree. If you are staying at a hotel in the district Schmarl a visit to the ship MS Frieden, which now houses a museum, will be worth-wile.
Rostock’s most popular nearby recreation area is the sea resort Warnemünde, where most of Rostock’s hotels are located. You will find numerous free time activities at its wide beaches on the Baltic Sea.
If you are staying at a hotel near the waterway Alter Strom (Old River), you will be able to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the former fishing city Warnemünde. Its sea promenade will be close to your Rostock hotel. From the 37-meter/120-feet-high Warnemünde lighthouse you will have a tremendous view over the Baltic Sea and your hotel in Rostock. If your hotel is located in the eastern part of Rostock the Rostocker Heide, the largest enclosed forest region in North Germany and the ideal region for walking and cycling, will be close-by.
Rostock provides for 22 bus lines to take you to your hotel. And there are two night busses, which will take you home to your hotel even late after midnight. Rostock’s most significant employer is the Rostock University that was founded in the 15th century and is being visited by 14,500 students.
Total population: 199,868 (December 2006)
Postal codes: 18001 - 147