Practical I hotels in Rostock
Rostock ( population of around 250.000 )
belongs to the German state of
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is situated in the north of
Germany at the Baltic Sea coast (about 200 km North of Berlin and 180 km
East of Hamburg). Despite severe war damage many of Rostock's
historic old buildings have survived. In the inner precincts of the town
the architecture of Hanseatic times
blends in perfect harmony with that of later styles.
Attractions in the city include the elegant burghers’ houses in Thälmann
Square, the 15th-century Town Hall, the late Gothic St Mary’s Church
with its 15th-century astronomical clock and Baroque organ and the
district of Warnemünde with its fishing harbour and seaside resort.
The University, founded in 1419, was
the first in Northern Europe.
Founding faculties were the Facultas artium (today the Faculty of
Philosophy), the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine. In 1432 the
Faculty of Theology completed the traditional faculties.
The fact that Rostock has been closely associated with the sea since
time immemorial is evidenced by the exhibitions in the
Marine Museum at
the Steintor Gate and the Traditionsschiff The Port of Rostock is the
Baltic gateway to Germany and Europe. Its modern facilities, long quays
and vast storage spaces, together with efficient connections to the
mainland, make it the natural port of choice for commercial traffic to
and from the Baltic basin. The Port of Rostock is known for its service,
and traditionally highly skilled work force with top German standards.
With an area of more than 7.5 million square meters, Rostock is the
largest German Baltic Port. The vast reserves of land, modern
infrastructure and accessible land transportation make the Port of
Rostock the prime Seagate on the Baltic Basin for the 21st century. e