Warnemunde is all about promenading, eating fish, sipping cocktails, and lazing in a Strandkorb (sheltered straw beach basket' seat) on its long, wide, and startlingly white beach. You'll visit the city of Rostock with its massive medieval astronomical clock and expansive stained glass housed in the historic, beautiful Church of Saint Mary.
Upon meeting your professional, English-speaking guide outside your Wandermunde cruise terminal you will begin walking and exploring Warnemunde at a slow pace with informational stops throughout the excursion. Here you will stroll along the boat-lined, old stream main canal viewing the boats and homes of the resident fishermen. If time allows, you will discover the broadest beach on the Baltic Sea with its stunning white sand and clear shallow water and admire the 120-year-old lighthouse (only from the outside).
Your guided walking exploration of Warnemunde will be approximately 1 hour. Then you will board the train with your guide for a 30-minute trip to the historic old town Rostock, where you will enjoy a guided walking exploration including the town hall, the boulevard, University, town wall and gates, monastery, and merchant's homes. As a special treat, you will have access to the Church of Saint Mary, dating back to the 13th century and housing an authentic astronomical clock running on all original parts built in 1472. Following your visit, you will have free time to sample fresh, local fare or browse the quaint shops for treasures to take home as a memory of your visit.
At the appointed time, you will meet your guide and will then hop back on the train for your return to Warnemunde where you can board your ship or continue to explore at your own expense.
Warnemunde is more than just one of the busiest ports in Europe. It is history, it is culture, it is a lively seaside village beckoning the visitor to come and explore. Rostock provides an opportunity to experience old-world charm with its impressive monuments, gorgeous gabled houses, great churches with 330 feet high towers, enormous cellars, impressive gates, and massive dams. Explore both!