Say YES to Rostock
Rostock is the gateway to Northern Europe on the banks of the River Warnow approximately two hours north of Berlin. Rostock is home to the oldest university in continental northern Europe, The University of Rostock, founded in 1419. It also has a substantial commercial shipbuilding industry and a history of port life as part of the Hanseatic City Ring on the Baltic Sea. The Harbor invites visitors to linger and connects Rostock to Scandinavia and the eastern countries bordering on the Baltic. The city is home to the annual Hanse Sail festival, when many large sailing ships and museum vessels are brought out to sea. Its location on the Baltic coastline makes Rostock one of the most attractive tourist destination in Germany for sailors, bicyclists, beach goers, and nature lovers alike.