Warnemunde is a sea resort and district of Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, situated on the Baltic Sea in the northeast of Germany at the estuary of the river Warnow. It is known as Rostock’s leisure paradise and is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Baltic Sea.
Visit the lighthouse which you can climb to the top for a wonderful view over the Baltic, nearby the Teepott houses restaurants and a sea voyage exhibition. The Old Channel (Der Alte Strom) has a range of restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy local fish dishes while watching the traditional fishing boats.
Warnemünde’s broad, sandy beaches are the largest on the German Baltic Sea coast and stretch out over a length of 3 kilometres (2 miles).
Things to see and do
* Old Channel
* The promenade
Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 5.57 sq km’s
Population – 8,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The overseas port is located in the east of Rostock.
Transport Links – Rostock Hauptbahnhof (Rostock Central Station) offers fast track train connections to Hamburg and Berlin and from there to almost any other European city.
Within the city a wide network of trams, buses and ferries is available. The first privately financed tunnel in Germany crosses the Warnow river and thus connects the eastern part of Rostock with the western part.
Rostock’s port is Germany’s largest Baltic port. Rostock is also home to a large ferry port. It is a main base for ferry operators Scandlines and TT-Line, which both connect Rostock with major Scandinavian destinations. Furthermore, Rostock receives the highest numbers of cruise tourists in Germany per year.
The city is served by major ferry companies such as Scandlines or Tallink. Ferries leave for Tallinn, Estonia,Helsinki, Finland, Gedser, Denmark, Trelleborg, Sweden and Ventspils, Latvia.
The nearest international airports are in Hamburg and Berlin. There are connecting flights via Munich to Rostock Laage Airport. There are also a number of airfields for smaller aircraft, e.g. Purkshof.