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Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship

1. Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship

After a brief welcome and safety briefing with the captain, the journey begins. Depart from Warnemünde Pier and set sail towards the Baltic Sea. Lean back and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, and chat with the captain. He will explain the history of the ship and share some local legends about the Baltic Sea. If desired and in exchange for a fee, you can climb up the sailing mast to get an even better view across the ocean.

Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

2. Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

The group will meet on the historic market place to start the walk to see the famous sights of Schwerin! Your watchman tour guide will share insider information as well as historical facts with you, to ensure that you are well educated about the beautiful city of Schwerin.  During this German-language tour, you will pass the Schweriner Cathedral, take a stroll down Bischofstreet and see the narrowest house in town. You will walk down the narrow alleys and streets that make up the historic heart of Schwerin. You will pass the old post office and the most beautiful castles as well as the theatre and museum. After 1.5 hours, the tour will end at the historic market place.

Stralsund: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

3. Stralsund: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Board the boat to enjoy a one-hour sightseeing cruise. The captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and amusing stories about Stralsund and the role it played during the Hanseatic League. First, you will venture north, passing by the impressive Rügenbridge and the surrounding the island of Danhölm. Afterwards, you will return towards the coastline and central Stralsund. Your captain will point out the shipyard, the impressive sailing ship "Gorch Fock", the architectural highlight Ozeaneum, and the different church spires of Stralsund. At the end, the boat will return to Stralsund Harbor and arrive back at the departure location. For your comfort, you can choose to sit inside or relax outside. The boat has rooftop seating offering splendid views onto the skyline while allowing you to soak up the sun. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the boat, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

4. Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

Meet with your experienced tour guide in front of the tourist information and proceed to the Market Square. Learn more about the troubled story of the "Buttocks Parade" and have a look at the impressive Henry the Lion Monument. Afterwards see the mighty Cathedral of Schwerin, walk to the beautiful Paffenteich and discover several of most important buildings of the old town like such as the former postal office. Eventually, the tour will take you to see the magnificient Schwerin Castle located on the city's main lake, before ending at the State Museum.

Schwerin: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Schwerin: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Red double-decker buses fill the streets of Schwerin from the end of March until New Year's. On this tour, enjoy the opportunity to get off the bus to enjoy shopping, explore different neighborhoods, and visit museums, exhibitions, and attractions. The tickets are valid for two consecutive days, allowing you ample time to complete on your tour of the city. The buses run every 45 minutes from May to September, and every 90 minutes during the off-season. Weather permitting, ride in an open-top double-decker bus (with a closed roof in case of rain) from the White Fleet by Schwerin Palace through the historical old town, the Schelfstadt quarter, and through the Schelfmarkt to the shore of the Pfaffenteich – incidentally one of the ten lakes in the city. Heading across the old market with its town hall and cathedral, continue on to the central station in Paulsstadt and the Feldstadt with the old cemetery, where Rudolph Karstadt and others have found their final resting place. In the castle gardens, take a break from the tour at the historical Schleifmühle and admire this unique museum and the water-powered grinding and sawing of large fieldstones. Then, head along the Schlossgartenallee with its fantastic villas and stop to take photos at the famous view of the fairytale castle. Passing by Burgsee and the 21st Century Garden, gaze from the Rudolph Karstadt house at the Old Garden with its unique building of State Archives, ministries, State Chancellery, State Theater, art gallery, and castle. From there, Lake Schwerin, the third largest inland water in Germany, opens up in front of you.

Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

6. Rostock: Half-Day, Full-Day or Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a relaxing cruise on the Baltic Sea aboard a modern catamaran with your own skipper. Take in stunning views of the seascape and picturesque towns along coastline as you spend your day at sea, or choose to cruise at sundown for an unforgettable sunset experience. The catamaran is waiting for you in the modern marina "Yachthafen Hohe Düne". Onboard, the skipper welcomes you and gives you a quick introduction to the boat as well as a safety briefing. Then, head out to sea and if you are interested, you can help the skipper to manoeuvre the catamaran. Or you lean back, relax and enjoy the wind, the water and the fantastic atmosphere on the sea. Depending on the sea and wind conditions the catamaran travels in the direction of Kühlungsborn, Darß or down the Warnow to the city centre of Rostock, passing Warnemünde, the cruise liners and more. With good weather conditions there are also possibilities to drop the anchor for you to jump in for a quick swim. The marina has a lot of parking possibilities and good connection to public transport. Furthermore you will find nice restaurants, very good sanitary facilities and a beautiful beach right by the marina.

Rostock: City Walking Tour

7. Rostock: City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the Hanseatic City of Rostock and get a great overview of its key sites. Explore the old town and the historic harbor area on a tour that spans from the medieval architecture to the 20th-century . Converse with an expert guide about the major city sites, like the town hall, gothic churches, and the medieval city wall. Stroll through old-town alleys, riverside boulevards, and the university square.

Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

8. Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Warnemuende, and then embark on a guided walking tour of the former fishing village. See the typical gabled houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, complete with half-timbered façades and ornamental doors. Admire the Old Stream canal lined with brightly-painted boats and quaint cafés. After this brief introduction to the seaside resort you may consider to return here after the end of the tour to browse the boutiques or try a piece of cake or a typical fish sandwich. Ride the commuter train and tram to Rostock to explore the largest city of Mecklenburg. Stroll the streets of the Hanseatic university town and visit the lively market squares. Admire buildings such as the medieval monastery of the Monastery of the Holy Cross and the church of St. Marien. Benefit from some leisure in the central square to browse the shops or enjoy a tasty snack. Learn more about the Rostocks past and present at the town hall or the university and the medieval town wall. Return to the port by public transportation. 

Rostock: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

9. Rostock: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Discover the Hanseatic city of Rostock on a flexible hop-on hop-off tour and see the most interesting sights of the city. Decide which attractions and neighborhoods are appealing, and simply disembark. Enjoy the evolutionary Darwineum, spot the animals at the zoo, or gaze at the city's many churches. Take an open-top tour and get the perfect view over the harbors, St. Peter's Church, the Nikolaikirche and the central station. Stop and resume your tour at any of the 7 stops to see the sights up close or wander the city and go shopping during the time in between. Continue with a visit to the educational Darwineum or discover a myriad of species at the Rostock Zoo. Ride further and hear information about the history and highlights of the city, at your own leisure.

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

10. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local stories from a German-speaking guide. Gaze up at the distinctive spire of the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church). Meet your tour guide and head to the picturesque Old Market Square, located in the center of the historic Old Town. Here you will see some of the most important historical landmarks making up the UNESCO cultural world heritage.  Listen to the stories your guide can share about the history of these buildings while walking towards the strong defensive wall of Stralsund.  Learn about the Hanseatic League and why Stralsund was such an important destination back in medieval times. Next, marvel at the amazing city hall building and St. Nicholas Church before returning to the Old Market Square. Along the way, receive tips from your guide about local places to eat and drink, so that you can continue discovering Stralsund after the tour.

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What people are saying about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 701 reviews

Very entertaining tour with a real Schwerin veteran Mr. Biedermann. Maybe one of his last tours as he is a bit older;). A good alternative to get to know the city.

Friendly tour guide who enjoys her work and gave us a lot of information and was very friendly and courteous. It was a nice experience!

Informative. Very friendly guide who also answered other questions about Rostock

Very good interesting city tour. Highly Recommended. Very good city guide.

Was a very good tour. Can definitely be recommended.