30 Sights in Rostock, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Kröpeliner Tor

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The Kröpeliner Tor was the westernmost of the four large gates of Rostock's city fortifications built around 1270 in Gothic style. Even then, it was very large with its two floors and remained one of the most powerful of the at times up to 22 city gates. Whether it was named after the small town of Kröpelin, in whose direction it leads, or after a patrician family of the same name, is still controversial today. It represents the western end of Kröpeliner Straße.

Wikipedia: Kröpeliner Tor (DE), Website

2. Dokumentations- und Gedenkstätte für Opfer deutscher Dikaturen BStU Rostock

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The Documentation and Memorial Site (DuG) in the former remand prison of the district administration of the Stasi in Rostock focuses on the work of the Ministry for State Security (MfS) of the GDR and commemorates its victims. It is one of the best preserved remand prisons of the MfS. The DuG is embedded in the documentation center of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the victims of dictatorships in Germany and was operated until August 2017 by the Rostock branch of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) in cooperation with the University of Rostock. Between 2017 and 2021, the DuG was closed for renovation. In 2021, the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern took over the sponsorship.

Wikipedia: Dokumentations- und Gedenkstätte des BStU in der ehemaligen U-Haft der Stasi in Rostock (DE), Website

3. Nikolaikirche

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The Nikolaikirche of the Hanseatic city of Rostock was built from 1230 and is thus considered one of the oldest still preserved hall churches in the Baltic Sea region. It is one of the three surviving large parish churches of the city and named after the bishop Nicholas of Myra. Like St. Mary's Church and St. Peter's Church, it belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran inner city community of Rostock in the Propstei Rostock in the church district of Mecklenburg of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. Only occasional services are held in it. It sees itself as a supra-congregational, spiritual and cultural center of the city, open for church and other cultural use and is mostly used as a concert church.

Wikipedia: Nikolaikirche (Rostock) (DE), Website

4. Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche zu Warnemünde

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Warnemünde Church is a neogothic building in Warnemünde, which is a part of the hanseatic city of Rostock. Construction of the current brick building began in 1866 and the church was consecrated in 1871. The church of Warnemünde stands for over one hundred years in the middle of the town and is the center of the Evangelical Lutheran congregation. For the community along with many guests it is a place of rest and prayer. But it has also even given protection from flooding. The maritime atmosphere is shown by the special votive ships inside.

Wikipedia: Warnemünde Church (EN), Website

5. Wasserturm Rostock

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The Rostock urban water tower is a listed technology structure with a high tank that served both to supply the residents' drinking water and to produce a constant water pressure in the city's water pipe network. It is located on Blucherstrasse, not far from the Rostock Central Station. The water tower, which was built in 1903, is one of the important historical buildings of Rostock, but was no longer needed and decommissioned in 1959. After the turn, in the 1990s, the building could be renovated and the interior was rebuilt.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Rostock (DE)

6. St.-Marien-Kirche

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St. Mary's Church, Rostock, in German Marienkirche, is the biggest of three town churches found in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, in northern Germany. The other two are St. Peter's (Petrikirche) and St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche). A fourth, St. James' (Jakobikirche), was heavily damaged during the Second World War and subsequently demolished. St. Mary's was designated in 1265 as the main parish church. Since the Protestant Reformation in 1531, it houses a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Mecklenburg.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Rostock (EN), Website

7. Wallanlagen

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Rostock's city fortifications enclosed the city of Rostock since the middle of the 13th century. After the original city centres of Rostock's three constituent cities had officially united into one city in 1265, the common, approximately three-kilometre-long city wall was built, which had more than 20 city gates. These were divided into "land" and "beach gates", depending on whether they led into the Mecklenburg hinterland or into the city harbour on the Unterwarnow.

Wikipedia: Rostocker Stadtbefestigung (DE)

8. Luther-St.-Andreas-Gemeinde Reutershagen

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The St. Andreas Church was located in the Reutershagen district of Rostock and was a church in the parish of Luther-St. Andreas in the Propstei Rostock in the Mecklenburg church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in northern Germany. It was built as a modern purpose building in 1975 in the place of a makeshift predecessor of the post -war period. According to the merger of two municipalities, the municipality also includes the Martin Luther House.

Wikipedia: St.-Andreas-Kirche (Rostock) (DE), Website

9. IGA-Park

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IGA-Park Susanne Eiche / Logo

The international horticultural exhibition, IGA for short, took place in Rostock in 2003. As a location, water -related, unused fallow land and the rest of the former village of Schmarl an der Warnow were selected, this offered the planners the chance to create a horticultural exhibition with reference to the water. Other common names for the horticultural exhibition are garden exhibition and garden show.

Wikipedia: IGA-Park (DE), Website

10. Heiligen-Geist-Kirche

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The Holy Spirit Church is a neo-Gothic church building in Rostock, Germany. It was built between 1905 and 1908 on the corner of Margaretenstraße / Borwinstraße in the Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt and is used by the Evangelical Lutheran Holy Spirit community, which belongs to the Propstei Rostock in the church district of Mecklenburg of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Heiligen-Geist-Kirche (Rostock) (DE), Website

11. Forst- und Köhlerhof Wiethagen

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The Forst- und Köhlerhof Wiethagen is an open-air museum in Rostock-Wiethagen, where the history of the production of charcoal, wood tar and turpentine with the help of charcoal burners is shown. The charcoal burner's house and the two remaining tea stoves were declared a technical monument in 1984. The smaller, still functional furnace is the last example of its kind in Europe.

Wikipedia: Forst- und Köhlerhof Wiethagen (DE), Website

12. Klosterkirche zum Heiligen Kreuz (Universitätskirche)

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The Abbey of the Holy Cross in Rostock, Germany, was founded in the 13th century by Cistercian nuns. It is the only fully preserved abbey in the city. The complex includes the former abbey church which is used today as the University Church (Universitätskirche). The remaining former convent buildings house the Museum of Cultural History for the city of Rostock.

Wikipedia: Abbey of the Holy Cross, Rostock (EN)

13. Petrikirche

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St. Peter's Church, in German Petrikirche, was built in the 13th century and is the oldest of three town churches found in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, in northern Germany. The other two are St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche) and St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche). A fourth, St. Jakobi, was heavily damaged during the Second World War and subsequently demolished.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's Church, Rostock (EN), Website

14. Steintor

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The Steintor in its present form is a gate built between 1574 and 1577 in Renaissance style in the south of Rostock's historic city fortifications. It replaced the older gate, which had been razed in 1566. In addition to the Kröpeliner Tor, the Petritor and the Mühlentor the Steintor, the Steintor was one of the four main gates of the city of Rostock.

Wikipedia: Steintor (Rostock) (DE)

15. Blücherdenkmal

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The Blücher monument in Rostock commemorates Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, the Rostock-born general of the anti-Napoleonic wars of liberation. The bronze figure stands on a pedestal, the four sides of which are decorated with bronze reliefs. The monument in honour of Rostock's first honorary citizen was unveiled on 26 August 1819 at the Hopfenmarkt.

Wikipedia: Blücherdenkmal (Rostock) (DE)

16. Hausbaumhaus

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Wokrenterstraße is a historic street in Rostock, now known as the Northern Old Town. It connects the streets An der Oberkante in the south and Am Strande in the north and marks the interface between the buildings in industrial construction and the renovated building fabric using historic gable elements. This makes Wokrenterstraße in Rostock unique.

Wikipedia: Wokrenterstraße (DE)

17. St.-Johanniskirche

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The Johanniskirche or St.-Johannis-Kirche in Rostock is the church of the parish of St. Johannis in der Propstei Rostock in the church district of Mecklenburg of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. It is one of the Bartning emergency churches from the time of reconstruction after the Second World War under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Johanniskirche (Rostock) (DE), Website

18. Botanischer Garten der Universität Rostock

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The Botanischer Garten Universität Rostock, also known as the Botanischer Garten Rostock, is a botanical garden and arboretum maintained by the University of Rostock. It is adjacent to the university sports fields along Hans-Sachs Allee, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, and open daily except Monday in the warmer months.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Universität Rostock (EN), Website

19. Oberforstmeister Charles Bencard

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Oberforstmeister Charles Bencard Richard Schröder (RsVe) (RsVe at de.wikipedia) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Rostock Heath is a wood and heathland region northeast of the German city of Rostock. It has a total area of about 6000 hectares and, since 1252, has been owned by the Hanseatic city of Rostock. As a result of its ownership of the Rostock Heath, Rostock is today one of the five largest communal woodland owners in Germany.

Wikipedia: Rostock Heath (EN)

20. Max-Samuel-Haus

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The Max-Samuel-Haus is a villa in Rostock, which has housed the Foundation Meeting Center for Jewish History and Culture in Rostock since 1991. Cultural events such as readings, exhibitions and concerts take place in the house, and an extensive library offers interested parties non-fiction on Jewish history and culture.

Wikipedia: Max-Samuel-Haus (DE), Website

21. Zoologischer Garten Rostock

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Rostock Zoo is a zoo in the city of Rostock, founded in 1899. It covers 56 hectares and with 4,500 animals from 320 species, Rostock Zoo is the largest zoo on the German east coast. Rostock Zoo is studbook keeper of Polar bears within the European Endangered Species Programme. The director of Rostock Zoo is Udo Nagel.

Wikipedia: Rostock Zoo (EN), Website

22. Gemeindezentrum Brücke

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The Brücke community center in the Groß Klein district of Rostock is the church of the bank in the Rostock Propstei in the Mecklenburg church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. The church building is a modern purpose building for church services, community work and the pastor apartment.

Wikipedia: Gemeindezentrum Brücke (DE)

23. Astronomische Station Tycho Brahe

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The astronomical station "Tycho Brahe" includes an observatory and a planetarium in Rostock, which has existed since 1965 in the district Gartenstadt/Stadtweide. Since its inception, it has mainly been used to support school teaching. The institution is supported by the city of Rostock.

Wikipedia: Astronomische Station „Tycho Brahe“ (DE), Website

24. Alte Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche was a Catholic church on Schröderplatz in Rostock, Germany. It was consecrated in 1909 and blown up in 1971 for allegedly urban planning reasons. The new Christuskirche, which was built as a replacement elsewhere in a residential area, bears the same name.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Rostock) (DE)

25. Eisbrecher Stephan Jantzen

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Eisbrecher Stephan Jantzen Florian Koppe / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Stephan Jantzen is a decommissioned icebreaker. The ship was built in 1967 as the last ship of the Nikitich class, a series of 21 units, at the Leningrad Admiral Shipyard and named after the former Warnemünde pilot commander Stephan Jantzen (1827–1913).

Wikipedia: Stephan Jantzen (Schiff) (DE), Website

26. Kirche Toitenwinkel

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Troitenwinkle Gothic Country Church is a church building in Troitenwinkle, Rostock District, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Toitenwinkle is part of the Rostock Provost of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Toitenwinkel (DE)

27. Gedenkstätte revolutionärer Matrosen

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The memorial of revolutionary sailors at Rostock's city harbour commemorates the revolutionary sailors at the end of the First World War. It was created by the artists Wolfgang Eckardt and Reinhard Dietrich and officially inaugurated on September 16, 1977.

Wikipedia: Gedenkstätte revolutionärer Matrosen (DE)

28. Leuchtturm Warnemünde

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Warnemünde Lighthouse is a lighthouse situated on the Unterwarnow, the estuary of the Warnow river, in Warnemünde, a district in the city of Rostock. The lighthouse has a height of 36.9 metres (121 ft) and was put into service in 1898.

Wikipedia: Warnemünde Lighthouse (EN), Website

29. Kuhtor

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The Kuhtor is not only the oldest of the four of the former 22 gates of Rostock's historic city fortifications, but also one of the oldest buildings in Rostock and probably the oldest preserved city gate in northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Kuhtor (Rostock) (DE)

30. Schwimmkran Langer Heinrich

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Langer Heinrich is the name of a floating crane that was used from 1905 to 1978 in the ports of Danzig and Rostock. Since 1980 it has been one of the exhibits of the Rostock Shipbuilding and Maritime Museum.

Wikipedia: Langer Heinrich (Schiff, 1905) (DE), Website


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