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 Mecklenburg.
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 (which rarely changes) plus maps and other information of interest to Cruise Ship Passengers.
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 medieval architecture.
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 homeof the Dukes of Mecklenburg. It has an interesting connection with US WWll military history.
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 of these towns are within 2 hours travelling time from Warnemünde 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 toget 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 Mecklenburg.
Happy cruising, Anni