Leisure Activities in Abundance
The region of Rostock can offer extensive and phenomenal recreational possibilities on or next to water, cultural landscapes, historical testimonies to architecture and much much more in our diverse countrysides. If you feel like coming down from the working day with a stroll along sandy beaches or finishing work by doing for a leisurely bit of shopping, spending a day of your weekend with the family in a wildlife park or opting to hit the town for a night out – you’ll be spoilt for choice here.
We recommend to get the "Rostock App". Here you will find various information on leisure activities but also accommodation, health and many more.
Sports and Exercise
Access to the Baltic Sea, the lakes, and the rivers, in addition to the sublime landscapes with their exceptional network of paths and routes for cycling, walking, riding, and enjoying the water mean that you always have extensive possibilities to be active at your very doorstep in Rostock and the surrounding region. Sailors, surfers, and kiters will all find one of Germany’s most beautiful and rewarding territories here. Furthermore, there is a vast range of sports facilities, clubs, and organisations in order to stay fit. Particular sporting highlights can be enjoyed with ‘Hansa Rostock’ football club, the ‘Seawolves’ and ‘EBC’ basketball organisations, the ‘HC Empor Rostock’ handballers, the ‘Piranhas’ ice hockey team, and the ‘Nasenbären’ inline hockey squad.
- Stadtsportbund Rostock e.V.
- ADFC Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.
- Eishalle Rostock
- HCC Rostock
- Kletterwand Rostock
- Felshelden Bouldernhalle
Region of Rostock
The arts and cultural life and landscape in the region is unique, diverse, rich and full of lively music, literature, theatre, and museums – and it is easy to combine a love of culture here with the delights of nature and food. Furthermore, owing to the activities and programmes offered by the region’s music, art, and media schools, in addition to its adult education centres and city library, the region of Rostock has an incredibly rich arts and cultural education.
- StadtHalle & HanseMesse
- HMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock
- Peter Weiß Haus
- Helgas Stadtpalast
- ehemalige "Stasi-Knast" Rostock
- Kulturhistorisches Museum
- Schiffbau- und Schifffahrtsmuseum
- Heimatmuseum Warnemünde
- Anatomische Sammlung
- Liste der Kulturstätten Rostock
- Stadtbibliothek Rostock
- Volkshochschule Rostock
Region of Rostock
- Ernst-Barlach-Theater Güstrow
- Heizhaus Güstrow
- Renaissanceschloss Güstrow
- Dom zu Güstrow
- Stadtmuseum Güstrow
- Norddeutsches Krippenmuseum
- Volkshochschule Landkreis Rostock
Whoever enjoys shopping and dawdling around will be guaranteed to get their money’s worth in Rostock: large shopping and outlet centres can be accessed just as easily as car-free boulevards with cosy cafés in the city centre in addition to the exclusive boutiques in the baltic seaside resorts. Those looking for fresh and healthy food will strike rich at the numerous weekly markets. In the wintertime, Rostock is like a magnet for those from near and far, all of whom are drawn to North Germany’s delightful and biggest christmas market.
- Kröpeliner Tor Center (KTC)
- Südstadt Center
- Hanse Outlets Bentwisch
- Hanse Center Bentwisch
- Warnow Park
- Rostocker Hof
- Doberaner Hof
- Kröpeliner Straße, Rostock
- Doberaner Platz, Rostock (Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt)
- Barnstorfer Weg near Doberaner Platz
- City in Güstrower
Leisure Time and Excursion Tips
Taking a trip on the nostalgic ‘Molli’ steamtrain, seeing exotic animals before your very eyes at Rostock Zoo, or even spending a night among wolves at Güstrow Wildpark – these are but a few of the highlights the region offers for the young and old. Even in dreary unfavourable weather, you will find indoor playgrounds and swimming centres ready to accommodate you.
The biggest playgrounds you can find here:
- Zoo Rostock
- Ostsee-Welten-Meer erleben (5D Kino)
- MSC Robbenforschungszentrum Hohe Düne
- Eishalle Rostock
- Kletterwald Hohe Düne
- Indoor children playgroundKinderland
- Lasertag Rostock
- Iga Park
- Cirkus Fantasia
- Schwarzlicht Minigolf
Indoor swimming pools and open air swimming pools:
Region of Rostock
- Karls Erlebnisdorf
- Pandino Kinderspielwelt
- Wildpark MV
- Vogelpark Marlow
- Maximus Abenteuer
- Bäderbahn Molli
- Kerzenscheune Bartenshagen
- Eselhof Schlage
- Sommerodelbahn und Affenwald Malchow
- Ostsee Golf Resort Wittenbeck
- Haustierpark Lelkendorf
- Bärenwald Müritz
- Ostseecamp Seeblick
- Reiten in Hirschburg
- GenussTouren Güstrow
- Wasserwanderrastplatz Marlow
- Freilichtmuseum Klockenhagen
- Miniaturwunderland MV
- Kletterwelt Alte Zuckerfabrik Tessin
- Erlebnisgolf in Bastorf
- Rhododendronpark Graal Müritz
Indoor Swimming pools and open air swimming pools::
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RostockCARD+Region, Güstrow Gästecard
RostockCARD is a discovery ticket for the region of Rostock. Culture, shopping, culinary delights and other discoveries can be had for a one-off fee, setting you on a journey of discovery where you can enjoy up to 120 discounts. The ticket can be bought in the tourist information office and is valid for adults and up to 2 children (up to 12 years of age).
With a Güstrow ErlebnisCard (Güstrow Discovery Card) your leisure time will be made even more fun as you can benefit from a 10% discount on numerous entry and loan/rental fees (and as often within the valid time-frame as you’d like). The ErlebnisCard is only available from the Güstrow information office.
Social Engagement and Voluntary Work
Being socially engaged for others is a matter of honour. Voluntary work can be diverse and relate to all sorts of areas of society. People who have been engaged in voluntary work over a number of years are awarded with an honorary card (Ehrenamtskarte) in Rostock, with which they can benefit from numerous discounts for leisure activities.
Religious Communities and Holidays
You will find a various number of religious organisations and communities in Rostock and its region. Please check out the below links for futher information.
Public holidays in Germany are often non-working days. Most of them have a religious or national background. You will find an overview of all upcoming public holidays in the enclosed chart.
- Katholic Community
- Protestant Community
- Buddhistic Community
- Islamic Community
- Jewish Community
- smd-Rostock= Christian network for pupils, students and academics
Public Holidays in Germany
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Tag der Arbeit
Tag der dt. Einheit