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Rostock: Like a local

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Ghost forest on the Baltic Sea near the modern hotel in Rostock

Rostock: Like a local

As a member of the Hanseatic League, Rostock was, and still is, a city of special historical significance and prosperity. During this time, many magnificent buildings were built that still stand today and are among the city's most important landmarks. You will surely find them listed in all of the tourist guides, so instead we will focus on some of the more hidden gems here in Rostock. Let’s experience the Hanseatic city like an insider, shall we?


1. Where to go to get away from the crowds.

The Gespensterwald Nienhagen right at the coast of the Baltic Sea! This magical forest got its name thanks to the bizarre shapes of the trees. Especially at dusk this area unfolds to its full potential. And during the day, it’s the perfect place for a nature walk or a bike ride along the coast.


2. The best place for some vitamin sea?

As a coastal city, Rostock is perfect for water sports. Whether you feel like windsurfing or stand-up paddling, renting a motorboat or banana boat with friends, kayaking or canoeing, wakeboarding or water skiing (we think you get the picture) - Warnemünde Beach really does have something for everyone.


3. Unmissable galleries or museums for any self-respecting art buff?

Frieda 23 is a cultural and meeting place with free studios and exhibition spaces for young, innovative artists. And it’s not just for looking. If you want to take some pieces home with you, the Artquarium is your spot. You can pick up unique pieces from jewelry designers and tailors.


4. Great places in the city for a night out?

Thanks to a lively student scene, the city boasts some iconic clubs where you can let your hair down until the wee hours of the morning. We’d like to highlight Helga's Stadtpalast: from the inside it looks a bit like grandma’s living room, but the atmosphere is always pumping.


5. Where to let out your inner child?

That’s an easy one! Hansa-Park is Germany's only adventure park by the sea, and it just takes 90 minutes to get there by car. Definitely worth the trip!


6. Anything else worth checking out in the region around the city?

Fischland-Darß-Zingst is a sparsely populated peninsula less than an hour’s drive from Pentahotel Rostock. Explore the lighthouse, go deer or bird watching and of course enjoy the beautiful beaches here.

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