Warnemünde is a former fishing village which, despite being a popular holiday destination and a suburb of Rostock, retains much of its old-world charm. Attractions include a fish market right alongside the boats, lively harbour with restaurants, cafes and shops; museum of local history, quaint back streets, lighthouse open to the public, sea-front promenade, a wide sandy beach and calm, shallow sea.
A little gem, not to be missed. Be sure to fit in an evening stroll and a drink in one of the many outdoor cafes and bars even if you go further afield first. A perfect way to end your visit to our beautiful region, only 5 minutes from your ship.
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Karl's Pier 7 between the terminal and the cross river ferry. Tourist information from a very friendly lady who speaks excellent English, cafe and souvenir shop. Not to be missed are the huge sand carvings in the outdoor area. Each year early visitors (March/April) can watch the artist creating them.
On the right immediately before the wooden bridge across the 'Alter Strom' (the original river mouth) is the fish market selling fish straight from the boats or the smoker and wonderful fishy snacks.
First right after the bridge is the pedestrian quayside lined with boutiques, souvenier shops, bakery cafes (the cakes are to die for), restaurants, bars etc. leading to the Mole, Lighthouse, Seafront Promenade and the Beach.
Straight ahead, after the bridge, on the left is the Tourist Information office and, in a picturesque side street lined with quaint old fishermen's houses, the town museum.
The next street on the right, which also leads to the beach etc, has more of the old houses and features a bronze fountain depicting the traditional 'Marriage Procession' re-enacted every year in July.
Continuing straight ahead from the Tourist Information brings you to the Market Square and the fishermans church. Here you can also find the post office, pharmacies and a Supermarket.
Walking time from the ship to the beach - about 20mins.
Höhe Dune is the Resort, village and Pilot station directly across the river Warnow from the Cruise Terminal. It is a pleasant place to complete your visit with a sunset stroll and one of the only places in the Baltic ports from which you can get an uninterrupted view of your ship, great for photos. The resort has first-class restaurants, bars and shops. Beyond the resort is a long, sandy beach where nude sun-baking and swimming is permitted. Take the cross-river car ferry from the dock beside Karl's Pier 7. The fare is 1.40€ each way. Your Local Transport DayTicket is also valid on this ferry.