In Warnemünde, Rostock's "beautiful daughter," the beach, shipyards and fishing tradition go hand in hand. Meanwhile, the inland Hanseatic city itself offers culture and culinary highlights galore.

By train to Rostock-Warnemünde: Plan arrival

Idyllic captain's houses, small fishing boats, dunes and white villas, a promenade with cozy restaurants and cafés - the seaside resort of Warnemünde is a picture-perfect vacation destination. Colorful beach chairs stand on the fine, kilometer-long sandy beach, which at 150 meters is the widest on the German Baltic coast. Warnemünde's landmarks include the 37-meter-high lighthouse from 1898 and the adjacent "Teepott" - the idiosyncratic building was designed in 1968 by Ulrich Müther, a master builder from Rügen, in so-called hypershell architecture and today houses a restaurant, among other things. Not far from the holidaymaker's delight is the seaport for large ferries and cruise ships. A few kilometers inland, Rostock's historic old town awaits with gabled houses along narrow streets, many cozy (fish) restaurants and mighty brick churches from the Hanseatic era. And the seven-towered, pink-painted town hall is enthroned on the former market square - its Ratskeller with good cuisine is considered the oldest inn in the Hanseatic city.

You can learn more about Rostock here: Declaration of love to Rostock

The special tip: Would you like a contrasting program? As the largest closed coastal forest, the Rostock Heath lies east of the city - ideal for cycling and hiking.

Good connection by train: The Baltic Sea coast is very well connected via Hamburg and Berlin. From Dresden there is also a 2-hourly InterCity via Berlin to Rostock Warnemünde. From Schwerin to Rostock the train takes about an hour, from there it continues in 20 minutes by S-Bahn to Warnemünde.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

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