Welcome to the Warnemunde cruise port guide. Get your all German experience here in this little coastal town of Warnemünde. It is a tiny town of 15.000. It is a suburb of Rostock. Year round it is fishing port and in summertime a seaside resort. When the sun is out this town will transform into one of the busiest areas of the country. The beach will be packed, the streets will be full of life and it becomes paradise in earth. Even if the sun will not show its face you still have nothing to be disappointed about. Warnemünde is the gateway to Rostock and Berlin. Rostock is a beautiful, charming Hanseatic town that used to be one of the most important trading posts on the Baltic during the middle ages. It grew strong and wealthy because of the trade and you can still see witness the wealth of this league today. Berlin is the capital city of Germany. It takes about 3 hours to get to from Warnemünde, but it will be worth your while to get a glimpse of this immense city that offers some of the most unique sites in Europe.
Make sure you are on an outside deck when approaching the port! You’ll have a nice view over Warnemunde when sailing in.
The Warnemunde cruise dock is located just south of the city center. The dock offers a cruise terminal with a few facilities. From here it is an easy walk to the small center of town and the train station. The Warnemunde Cruise Center can accomodate 2 cruise ships at the time and is a popular cruise destination in the summer time. Read all about the cruise dock facilities in the full Warnemunde cruise port guide.
Warnemunde is a beautiful little town that lights up as soon as the sun starts shining. In town you will find the beach, the lighthouse, teepott and canal to explore.
Rostock is an easy 15 minute train ride away from Warnemunde. It is a town with 800 years of history. It is an old member of the Hanseatic League, which used to be the “European Union” of the middle ages. Find all kinds of architecture styles here like this 13th century city hall you see on the picture. A colourful mix of gothic and baroque.
In the St. Mary’s church in Rostock you will find this very unusual piece of science and art. It is the astronomical clock that has already been standing here since 1472 and ticking for over 500 years. Learn more about this beautiful piece and other works of art in the church.
Sachsenhause was a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. It was build in 1936. When the camp was liberated in 1945 it would still operate as NKVD special camp nr. 7 by Stalinist Soviet occupied forces. Ten thousands of people would die on this small piece of land during these two decades of brutality. Visit Sachsenhausen and learn about the hars conditions of life and death of the prisoners. Find this concentration camp just north of Berlin. From the port it is about 2 hrs drive south.
This 13th century capital of Berlin is something unique to explore. It is a gem of museum and sights that do not match any other city in Europe. Visiting Berlin takes some time from Warnemunde, but it will be worth your while. See the description above to find out how to get to Berlin from Warnemunde.