Experience Culture

From the Middle Ages until today. In Rostock you can experience culture and history.

Rostock celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2018. This also means that many cultural highlights evolved in the city during the centuries. Though not all of them are from medieval times. Rostock’s cultural scene grew in the past decades as well. Anyone who wants to learn more about Rostock – this is the right address for you.



Historico-cultural Museum

The museum preserves a large collection of art- and cultural history and is one of the major sites of documentation of the bourgeois cultural history in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Klosterhof 7
18055 Rostock

Maritime Museum in Rostock

The maritime museum in Rostock-Schmarl has it’s focus on the history of shipbuilding in the baltic sea region and shows the construction of slavic dug outs to the fabrication of steely transporter- and special ships.

Schmarl Dorf 40
18106 Rostock

Co-partnership Rostock maritime

The charitable association “Co-partnership Rostock maritime” established in 2006 to built the former maritime museum of the Hanseatic City of Rostock as a place of information, education and meeting.
August-Bebel-Straße 1
18055 Rostock

Hausbaum House Rostock

A wonderful example of a late-Gothic gable house from the 15th century and one of the most ancient merchant houses of the Hanseatic city.
Wokrenter Straße 40
18055 Hansestadt Rostock

Zoological collection of the University

The Zoological collection of the University of Rostock (ZSRO) is part of the Department of General & Systematic Zoology situated within the Institute of Biological Sciences on one of the most beautiful squares in the city.
Universitätspl. 2
18055 Rostock

Rostock Art Gallery

The Rostock Art Gallery has a long standing exhibition history. Current positions of young artists are also taken into account. Painting, photography, graphics and sculpture are presented on generous space.
Hamburger Str. 40
18069 Rostock



Hanse Sail

The Hanse Sail Rostock is the biggest folk festival in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and one of the biggest in the Baltic region.
The next Hanse Sail will be from the 10th to the 13th of August 2017 in Rostock.

Warnemuende Week

An international sailing event in one of the most popular Baltic districts. The 80th Warnemuende week will be from the 1st to the 9th of July in Warnemuende.

CSD Rostock

The CSD reminds of the first known rebellion of homosexuals and other sexual minorities against arbitrary rule of the state in the Stonewall Inn Bar in Christopher Street, Greenwich Village, New York, on the 27th of June 1969.
The next Christopher Street Day takes place on the 15th of July 2017 in the city centre of Rostock.

Culture Week Rostock

Rostock’s Culture Week includes a number of small and large cultural performances, from the university ball to Rostock’s oldest Poetry Slam and the South American Night.



Interultural Garden

Since summer 2011 a growing group of different people from different nations and cultures is working on a piece of land.

Ökohaus e.V. Rostock
Hermannstraße 36
18055 Rostock

Zoo Rostock

The largest zoo on the German Balitc coast is situated in Rostock. A whole year of adventure time for the family with more than 4.500 animals and 320 species.
Barnstorfer Ring 1
18059 Rostock

IGA Park

In 2003 the international horticultural exhibition took place on the park area. Since then it is open to the public. During summertime numerous live-events take place as well.
Schmarl Dorf 40
18106 Rostock

Rostock Botanical Garden

Almost 10.000 plant species and cultivars can be explored. The preservation and enhancement is secured through the exchange of seeds and plants with other botanical gardens.
Hamburger Str. 28
18069 Rostock



Literaturhaus Rostock

As a centre of literature the Literaturhaus Rostock e.V. is committed in communicating current contemporary literature, in speaking and reading promotion for children and adolescents, the advice and support of authors, the cooperation with cultural institutions and the promotion and networking of literary activities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Doberaner Str. 21
18057 Rostock




The stadium is home of Rostock‘s football team „FC Hansa Rostock“. All home matches are taking place here and the stadium can take in up to 29.000 visitors. Next to several football matches, also artists find their way into the stadium and perform live in front of a huge crowd.


Kopernikusstraße 17

18057 Rostock


Ice rink Rostock

Currently, the ice rink is home of Rostock’s Ice Hockey Club “Piranias”. During opening hours, the icy surface can also be privately used for ice skating.


Schillingallee 51

18057 Rostock


Indoor Swimming Pool „Neptun“

Rostocks biggest indoor swimming pool opens nearly the entire year for public use. Several swimming courses for people of all ages are offered and next to training sessions of many swimming, diving, fitness and high diving teams, many sporting events take place and can be visited.


Kopernikusstraße 17
18069 Rostock


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