After many years writing on cruise critic I felt that I would like to
have more personal contact with our cruising visitors so I have
put together the following free tours starting in June 2018. Please
note that I will not be available every day so if I am not at the
meeting point at the time stated then the tour is not happening. I
regret that I have no way of knowing this in advance.
Free Tour 1 – for cruisers who intend to explore Rostock
independently but would like a guide for the train/tram journey
and commentary on the sights between Warnemünde and
The guided tour is free but you will need a single-journey ticket
for the train/tram costing 2.10€. pp
Meet at the ticket machine on Warnemünde train station
between 8:30 and 8:45. Help with the ticket machine (if
Board the train at 8:55. Departing 9:03. (Latecomers can join
the group on the train)
Arrive Rostock 9:24, change to #4,5 or 6 tram.
Travel through the city via Stein Tor, Neuer Markt, Langestr.
to Kröpeliner Tor
Short walk to Kröpeliner-str and the inner city pedestrian area.
I leave you for my voluntary shift in the Kröpeliner Tor
Explore Rostock and return to the ship independently or return
via Free Tour 2 as described below
Things to see and do in the Kröpeliner Tor.
The only remaining city gate with public access, HQ of the
Rostock Historical Workshop. Learn about the history of the city
and gate from the friendly, English speaking volunteers. Sit and
relax with a 'cuppa' - coffe or tea; or a cold drink - juice or
bottled water. Entry to the ground floor is free.
Visit the exhibition on 5 floors, celebrating the 800th
anniversary of the founding of the city in 1218. Enjoy the views of
the city and surrounds from the windows of the 5th floor.
Entry to the upper floors 3€ pp.
Take a 1 hour walking tour of the inner city, with a member of
the society. All speak excellent English.
Tour cost – 5€pp.
Free Tour 2 – for cruisers who would like to take a different
route back to the ship. The cost of the ticket is exactly the same,
2 .10€ and the time taken only slightly longer. There is also
the possibility of a short guided walk through Warnemünde if you
Meet at the Kröpeliner Tor between 2:45 and 3:00.
Short walk to Doberaner Platz, first area to be built outside the
city walls now a bustling local shopping and cafe area.
Board a tram for a ride through some very interesting suburbs.
Join the train to Warnemünde at a suburban station.
A short walk through Warnemünde if you have the time and
Goodbye and return to your ship.
I look forward to meeting you either on a tour or in the