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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Rostock, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 22 sights are available in Rostock, Germany.

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

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The Documentation and Memorial (DUG) in the former detention center of the Stasi district administration in Rostock addresses the work of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) of the GDR and is reminiscent of its victims. It is one of the best preserved ceremony of the MfS. The DUG is embedded in the documentation center of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the victims of the dictatorships in Germany and was operated by the Rostock branch of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi documents (BStU) in cooperation at the University of Rostock by August 2017. Between 2017 and 2021, the DUG was closed due to renovation. In 2021, the State Center for Political Education Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania took over the sponsorship.

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2. Nikolaikirche

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The Nikolaikirche of the Hanseatic city of Rostock was built from 1230 and is therefore considered one of the oldest still preserved indoor churches in the Baltic Sea area. It is named one of the three -preserved large parish churches of the city and after the Bishop Nikolaus von Myra. Like the Marienkirche and the Petrikirche, it belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran inner city community in Rostock in the Propstei Rostock in the Mecklenburg church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in northern Germany. Services only occasionally take place in it. It sees itself as an over -communal, spiritual and cultural center of the city, open to church and other cultural use and is mostly used as a concert church.

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3. Wasserturm Rostock

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The city of Rostock's urban water tower is a listed technology structure with a high tank that served both to supply drinking water as well as the generation of 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.

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4. Walther von der Vogelweide

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Walther von der Vogelweide was a Minnesänger who composed and performed love-songs and political songs ("Sprüche") in Middle High German. Walther has been described as the greatest German lyrical poet before Goethe; his hundred or so love-songs are widely regarded as the pinnacle of Minnesang, the medieval German love lyric, and his innovations breathed new life into the tradition of courtly love. He was also the first political poet to write in German, with a considerable body of encomium, satire, invective, and moralising.

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5. 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.

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6. Wallanlagen

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The Rostock city fortification enclosed the city of Rostock since the middle of the 13th century. After the original city nuclei of the three Rostock sub cities had officially united in a city in 1265, the common, about three kilometers long city wall was built, which had more than 20 city gates. These were distinguished in "land" and "beach goals", depending on whether they led to the Mecklenburg hinterland or the city harbor on Unterwarnow.

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7. Luther-St.-Andreas-Gemeinde Reutershagen

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The St. Andreas Church in the Reutershagen district of Rostock is a church of 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.

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8. Kröpeliner Tor

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Kröpeliner Tor, the westernmost of the four gates of Rostock's fortifications, was built around 1270 in Gothic style. Even then, it was large, with two floors, and still the largest of the 22 gates. Whether it was named after the small town it pointed to, Kröpelin, or after the noble family with the same name is still controversial. It represents the western end of Kröpeliner Straße.

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9. Hausbaumhaus

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Wokrenterstraße is a historic street in the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock, now called 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 development in industrial construction and the building fabric renovated using historic gable elements. This makes Wokrenterstraße in Rostock unique.

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10. Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz

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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.

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11. 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.

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12. Blücherdenkmal

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The Blücher monument in Rostock honors Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, a Rostock-born general in the anti-Napoleonic liberation war. The bronze statue stands on a pedestal with bronze reliefs on all sides. This monument was built in memory of the first honorary citizen of Rostock. It was unveiled at Hopfenmarkt on August 14th, 1819.

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13. 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.

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14. 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.

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15. Heiligen-Geist-Kirche

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Holy Spirit Church is a neo-Gothic church in Rostock, Germany. Built in 1905-1908 at the corner of Margaretenstraße/Borwinstraße in Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt, it is used by the Evangelical Lutheran congregation of the Holy Spirit in Rostock Parish, Mecklenburg District, Protestant Lutheran Church in northern Germany.

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16. Max-Samuel-Haus

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The Max-Samuel-Haus is a villa in Rostock, which has been home to the meeting place for Jewish history and culture in Rostock since 1991. Cultural events such as readings, exhibitions and concerts take place in the house, an extensive library offers interested factual literature on Jewish history and culture.

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17. Steintor

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The Shimen, in its present form, is a Renaissance gate built between 1574 and 1577 to the south of the historic Rostock fortifications. It replaces the old gate that was demolished in 1566. Along with Kröpeliner Tor, Petritor and Mühlentor, Steintor is one of the four main gates of the city of Rostock.

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18. Alte Christuskirche

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Christuskirche is a Catholic church on Schroeder Square in Rostock, Germany. It was completed in 1909 and demolished in 1971 for so-called urban planning reasons. The new Christian church, which bears the same name, was built as an alternative elsewhere in a residential area.

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19. Gedenkstätte revolutionärer Matrosen

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The Revolutionary sailors' memorial at the Rostock city harbor is reminiscent of 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.

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20. Eisbrecher Stephan Jantzen

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Eisbrecher Stephan Jantzen Florian Koppe / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Stephan Jantzen is an 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).

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21. St.-Johanniskirche

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St. Johannes Church in Rostock is a church in St. Johannes Parish of Rostock Parish of Protestant Lutheran Church in Mecklenburg, Germany. It is one of the Batningnott churches in the reconstruction period after World War II.

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22. Kuhtor

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Kuhtor is not only the oldest of the four surviving gates of the fortifications in Rostock's history, but also one of the oldest buildings in Rostock, probably the oldest surviving gate in northern Germany.

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