Mecklenburg Vorpommern is situated in the North East corner of
Germany on the Polish border. It is the least populated and
most rural of the German States or Länder. The Baltic Coastline
is largely unspoilt and there are vast areas of National Park.
The beautiful island of Rügen, the largest in Germany, is part of
Cruise ships berth at one of two locations, Warnemünde Cruise
Terminal (berths P1-4 / P7 / P8) situated at the mouth of the
river on the western bank or the Overseas Port (berths
LP31 / LP41) situated further upriver on the eastern bank.
Both locations come under the Port of Rostock Authority which
has an excellent website in English. Here you will find the
current schedule of arrivals for 2016 (which rarely changes) plus
maps and other information of interest to Cruise Ship
The surrounding area is rich in history and there are several
typical North German towns, each with its own special attraction,
within easy travelling distance.
Warnemünde, a suburb of Rostock, is a popular seaside resort
and site of the busiest Cruise Ship Terminal in Germany.
Rostock - the largest city in the State (pop.200,000), a busy
sea-port and University town but also rich in history and
Schwerin - the Sate Capital, where the Parliament meets in the
Castle which was once the home of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.
Ludwigslust - a Baroque town which has a magnificent Schloss
and Park, formerly the country home of the Dukes of
Mecklenburg. It has an interesting connection with US WWll
Wismar - has UNESCO World Heritage status and a wealth of
restored medieval buildings
Stralsund - is another UNESCO World Heritage town with fine
buildings, good museums and a modern, world-class Oceanarium
Bad Doberan - a small town with a magnificent Minster church
in the walled grounds of the former monastery. Departure point
for the steam railway, the MolliBahn.
Güstrow - site of a smaller castle and a wonderful Museum of
Nativity Cribs, home town of the sculptor Barlach.
All the towns featured (with the exception of Berlin) are within 2
hours travelling time from Rostock Hbf and are covered by the
Mecklenburg Länder Day Ticket, for details please see page
'Tickets - DeutscheBahn/Local'
Each page includes web sites with information on what to see
and do along with directions on how to get there from
Warnemünde and navigate from the station. We know from
experience that when travelling in a foreign country time-tables,
ticket pricing and maps are not always easy to understand so we
have tried, by using our local knowledge, to present the
options and directions relevant to each town in an easy format.
We hope that this site will help you to make the best possible
use of your short time here and wish you a very pleasant stay in
Happy cruising, Anni