The Rostock Historical Society, a non-profit organisation, offers walking tours in English starting at the Kröpelin Gate on days when cruise ships are in port. There is no need to book in advance. The walk, at a very leisurely pace, lasts about 1 hour,taking in the history of the city, main points of interest and a few places not in the guide books.
The Guides are natives of Rostock, speak good English and work full-time with the Historical Society.
Tours are available on request at 11am and 1pm.
Cost 5 EUR per person.
How to get to the Kröpelin Gate direct
from the Central Station.
Take tram #6 or #5 from platform A on the lower level and get off at Kröpeliner Tor (5th stop). Walk up the steps to the right of the Radisson Hotel, the tower of the Kröpelin Gate is right in front of you.