What you need to know before you go

Situated on the Warnow River on Germany's north coast, Rostock boasts a rich history – even its university dates back to 1419. However, its vibrant student population breathes life into the city, making it a happening place to be with plenty to do.

Here, the simple pleasures are the best: meander through the tranquil arboretum at the Rostock Botanical Garden, stroll the old town's cobbled streets and admire St Mary's Church with its 15th-century astronomical clock, or watch the world go by at Neuer Markt square with a coffee. Just minutes away is the port town of Warnemunde, home to one of Germany's best beaches.

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    The best things to do in Rostock showcase the city's history as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League during the 13th century. This large port city is also famed for being home to one of the oldest universities in the world. There are plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in Rostock. Its city centre features...

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