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Shopping and maritime flair in Rostock and Warnemünde

Shopping and maritime flair in Rostock and Warnemünde

The Hanseatic City of Rostock offers a unique shopping experience between brick and sea. The best place for a saunter is the “Kröpeliner Straße” in the center, where you can find all that you could possibly desire: from shopping center to fruit and vegetable market. Nearby in the Old Town are museums and workshops nestled between medieval walls. Meanwhile in the seaside resort of Warnemünde eager shoppers will also find a wide range of both seaside souvenirs as well as sports equipment for getting the most out of their holiday.

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The Hanse Sail regatta in Rostock, capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, was the result of a great sea change. During the first summer after German reunification, the town and the region hosted the first Hanse Sail to celebrate the freedom of their reopened sea borders. Every year since 1991, this big, exciting maritime festival has attracted up to a million visitors to Rostock's shores.

Every year on the second weekend in August, up to 300 tall ships, schooners, sloops, cruise ships, ferries, museum ships, vintage yachts and other sea-going vessels make the trip to Rostock to be paraded in front of delighted spectators. There are opportunities for trips and short cruises on the Baltic Sea on most of the ships. One of the regatta's undisputed highlights takes place on Saturday evening, with two simultaneous fireworks displays creating a half-hour spectacle of magical beauty. The particular year's selected partner country and other Baltic countries present their food and crafts at the museum port. There's also a medieval fair, several stages, a Ferris wheel and plenty of other attractions spread out along nearly four kilometres. Unlike Kiel Week, there are no sporting regattas at Hanse Sail except for the nostalgic Hiorten regatta between Rostock and Karlskrona in Sweden to commemorate the mail boat that operated between Stralsund and Ystad from 1692 to 1702 – a somewhat older tradition than the wonderful Hanse Sail.

Upcoming dates:

08.08.2019 - 11.08.2019

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Port
Warnowufer 65
18057 Rostock

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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