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Warnemunde, Germany

Warnemünde (German pronunciation: [vaʁnəˈmʏndə], literally Mouth of the Warnow) is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock in Mecklenburg, Germany. It is located on the Baltic Sea and, as the name implies, at the estuary of the river Warnow. Warnemünde is one of the world's busiest cruise ports.

Rostock is the largest city in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Rostock is near the Baltic Sea and to protect its fishing and access rights it actually annexed Warnemünde, a port area to the north.

Climate

The district of Warnemünde has a Baltic-influenced oceanic climate (Cfb) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

Warnemunde, Germany

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Warnemünde (German pronunciation: [vaʁnəˈmʏndə], literally Mouth of the Warnow) is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock in Mecklenburg, Germany. It is located on the Baltic Sea and, as the name implies, at the estuary of the river Warnow. Warnemünde is one of the world's busiest cruise ports.

Rostock is the largest city in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Rostock is near the Baltic Sea and to protect its fishing and access rights it actually annexed Warnemünde, a port area to the north.

Climate

The district of Warnemünde has a Baltic-influenced oceanic climate (Cfb) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

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Warnemunde, Germany: Port Information


The port of Warnemünde, just north of Rostock, is used by cruise ships which dock at Hohe Düne. It can be reached easily by train (10 minutes) or taxi from central Rostock. All trains from Warnemünde stop in central Rostock, too. The train station is an easy three-minute walk north along the dock.

Get around Warnemunde, Germany


Rostock features a good inner-city system of trams, buses, S-Bahn, and ferries. A bus system serves other locations in the surroundings.

What to see in Warnemunde, Germany


  • Warnemünde beach. Visit the sandy 3km beach at Warnemünde in the north. Go swimming there, if the weather is warm enough.
  • City Hall. City Hall has many shows and music events.
  • Golf courses
  • Zoo

    , 18059 Rostock, Barnstorfer Ring.
  • Warnemünde lighthouse

    , which was built in 1897, is near the beach promenade. It is still in use. The view from the high tower provides an impressive view of the Baltic Sea and nearby Rostock region.
  • The nearby Teepott (Teapot) is another famous landmark. It has a curved roof and is an interesting example of East German architecture.
  • An old canal area in Warnemünde boasts restaurants, pubs, and a fish market.
  • Bunker 302, Eichenthaler Weg 7.

What to do in Warnemunde, Germany


  • Hansa Rostock - The local professional soccer club.
  • KTV. The Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt (KTV, "Kröpelin Gate Suburb") was the first part of Rostock built outside the medieval city walls, in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Originally designed to house workers flocking to the newly industrialized town, today's KTV is one of the most popular residential areas, especially with students and artists. It is here that you will find the highest density of bars, cafes and small shops selling handicraft or organic food. 
  • To get to KTV from Rostock's main shopping street (Kröpeliner Straße), follow it all the way to the west, passing Kröpelin Gate and crossing the tram lines. Everything in front of you now is already part of KTV. Check out the Doberaner Platz, where most tram lines stop, where the best Döner Kebab is sold, and where everyone seems to meet before a pub crawl with friends.
  • shipping tour on the Warnow.
  • Stadtmauer (city walls). While much of Rostock's fortifications were removed on the "sea"side (towards the river Warnow), a large part of the city wall remains on the "land" side and is certainly worth a visit. You will encounter 3 remaining gates, Kröpeliner Tor, Steintor (stone gate) and the oldest, Kuhtor (cow gate). Guided tours (some of them by a guide dressed up as a medieval night-watchman) are available and recommended for anyone interested in the history of the town. They can be booked under the stated link or in the tourist office. For the "night-watchman" tour, it is also possible to simply turn up at Petrikirche at 8 pm if you're not with a large group, but the tour will then be in German only. 
  • Climb the tower of

    Petrikirche

    (St. Petri's church). Open from 10 am, closing time depends on the season (currently 4 pm October to April and 6 pm May - September - consult website if unsure). Petrikirche boasts the tallest tower of the three remaining churches within the old town. The church itself can be visited for free (open daily, mind the Sunday service 11-12 am) although the parish will be grateful for any change you put in the collection pillar. For the tower, there is a small admission fee. Climbing the steep spiral stairs is fun and good exercise! There is also a barrier-free option: The parish has had the original bell shaft replaced by a lift which brings you up to the platform. It offers good views over town, river, and harbor. Many guided tours of Rostock also start in front of the church. 
  • Also worth keeping in mind: The parish has installed what is probably the only free public toilet in the old town (although, again, it might be a nice idea to put some coins into the collection column inside the church), also barrier-free and accessible from the outside, to the left of the main entrance.
  • Watch the sunset in the harbor. Take some drinks and food down and watch time pass by - as well as sailing boats, rowing boats, and plenty of seagulls. If it's herring season, the quay at the Silos will be full of fishermen. 
If you're not into bring-your-own, there is a number of restaurants and bars along the quay, from German, Italian, and Greek to Spanish cuisine. Between the theater and Latino bar "Besitos", you will find plenty of young people playing "Kubb", at least during summer. Why not try it out yourself? If you ask nicely, you are sure to be allowed a shot. Or buy your own wooden kit at the games store "Wupatki", Rungestraße 17. BTW: This part of the harbor is usually called "Strand" (beach) by locals, even if there is no sand within sight. 

What to eat and drink in Warnemunde, Germany


  • Café Lom, Barnstorfer Weg 19: a studenty place with Indian-style food. Cheap and good.
  • Café Central, In the middle of KTV, just round the corner of Doberaner Platz. Popular with students and other guests. Breakfast from 9 to 14; afterward (and from about 11 am), food is served until 22:30.
  • Likörfabrik, corner of Große Wasserstraße/Grubenstraße: nice little café, the menu includes wraps as well as cakes. If you play the piano (read: play it well! It's students of the nearby HMT, the University of music and theater, who are setting the standard), you can ask whether you may play for your drinks. Large groups may find it difficult to squeeze in when it's busy.
  • Marientreff, Bei der Marienkirche 1a: Enter the cute little courtyard just behind Marienkirche. In late spring/early summer, you can sit beneath a blooming lilac bush. Secret spot for home-made cakes and hot & cold drinks. Run entirely by volunteers of the Marienkirche parish and open daily, 11:30 - 17:30. From time to time there are also readings or small exhibitions here.
  • Plan B, Doberaner Str. 147. Its "Dinner in the Dark" events are popular.
  • Suppenwerk, Doberaner Str. 111. Soups! Good, satisfying, budget-friendly. Takeaway also possible. Weekly menu. Opening times Mo - Fr: 11 - 16.
  • Mambo No 1 Exactly why an Irish pub would be called "Mambo" remains a mystery, but the place is comfy and features regular live acts. Food: pub grub. Drinking Guiness is fine but the cocktail menu deserves a closer look, too.

Shopping in Warnemunde, Germany


  • Self-brewed beer at Trotzenburg, Tiergartenallee 6. The Trotzenburg is brewing their own beer. 
  • Exquisite, home-made chocolate and truffles at Schokoladerie de Prie, Warnowufer 59. You will also get freshly-ground coffee there, which is roasted at their place in Kühlungsborn. There, on the other hand, samples of the chocolate made here are also sold, so just visiting one of the two places gives you a chance to pick up both (much more variety of coffee beans in Kühlungsborn, though, and vice versa).

Safety in Warnemunde, Germany


Rostock is a pretty safe town, especially in the center and in Warnemünde. The slightly rougher suburbs of (Neu-)Dierkow, Lütten Klein and Lichtenhagen are not of interest to visitors anyway. The most important safety advice might be to watch out for impudent seagulls that bear down with speed and accuracy in order to steal people's food on the Warmemünde promenade.

Language spoken in Warnemunde, Germany


German is the official language. English is the main foreign language. 

LOCAL TIME

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November 12, 2019
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