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Where the Sea sets the Pace

Rostock, on the banks of river Warnow, is bursting with architectural testimony of its grand Hanseatic history: Once an important member of the Hanseatic League, the port and university city is still the hub of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The colourful cultural life, the traditional pubs and several miles of shopping precincts, sporting and concert events, and the extensive zoo, provide entertainment and diversity all year round. Rostock’s »prettiest daughter«, is the seaside resort of Warnemünde. Once a poor fishing village, the exquisite sand and wide beach attracted many visitors, and the area changed into an elegant seaside resort and health spa in the 19th century – and still is.

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Distance from pier to city center

Warnemünde: within walking distance, approx 1 km from Warnemünde Cruise Center. Downtown Rostock: by shuttlebus or public transportation: 20 minutes

Transportation to/from airport

Shuttle services to / from Rostock.



Transport to/from city center

Warnemünde: within walking distance, approx 1 km from Warnemünde CruiseCenter. Downtown Rostock: by shuttlebus or public transportation: 20 minutes

City Card

Downloadable map

Port information

Berthing policy: First come, first served. Information available here

P 1 - 4

Max LOA: 240 m Max depth: 7,3 m (21'06") Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Cone fender Bollard strength: 10 tons and 60 tons alternately Learn more
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P 7

Max LOA: 295 m Max depth: 9 m (29'06")Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Cone fender Bollard strength: At both ends one of 100 tons, in between 60 tons Learn more
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P 8

Max LOA: 330 m Max depth: 9,00 m (29'06") Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Cone fender Bollard strength: 100 tons Learn more
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LP 31

Max LOA: no limit Max depth: 9,3 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): General cargo Fenders available (brand and type): Cone fender Bollard strength: 100 teach 30 m distance Learn more
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LP 41

Max LOA: no limit Max depth: 9,30 m (30'06") Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): General cargo Fenders available (brand and type): Cylindrical fender Bollard strength: 100 tons, in every 30 m distance Learn more
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Port Reception Facilities

Direct shore connections available: yesNumber and maximum flow rate: 3 / 140 cubm/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: yesMARPOL standard connections fitted: yesBarges available: / Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0.14 €/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

3.50 €/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome
Musical welcome

We make a musical farewell when the passengers re-embark in the evening and when the cruise ship departs.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

The shop and restaurant “Pier 7” next to the terminal facilities regularly closes at 7 p.m., but stays opened until 20 p.m. when a cruise ship is docked longer than 7 p.m.

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Destination has special offers for crew

For example: the “mabuhay store” at the trainstation (400m) is an internet café with free wi-fi, food and goods especially for cruise-ship crew members.

Free city maps

Displays in the information boards and brochure displays directly in the cruise terminals P7 and P8. Also available in the Pier 7 Cruise Passenger Information (close by P7) and the tourist information office in Warnemunde (600m).

City Cards for sale

The RostockCARD is the city pass for Rostock and the region. Enjoy the city via or without free public transportation and save on countless attractions. Year-round use of all benefit offers in Rostock & the region, free admission in museums of Rostock, free guided tours, free use of the audio guide in Rostock and Warnemünde (6 languages) and more.

Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available

Mailbox is available at the train station in vicinity to the port area (400m).

Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Tourist information is located next to the terminal facility (“Pier 7”), and also in the city centre of Warnemunde.

Money exchange in port area

Money exchange possible at the trainstation (Reisebank AG) in vicinity to the port area (500m).

Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
City centre within 1 km from pier

Warnemunde 800m.

Publicly regulated taxis
Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Cruise-ready hotels
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

St. Mary’s Church

Brick Gothic church, 700 years old. Astronomical clock from 1472, original clockworks.

Museum of Cultural History

Museum in the former Abbey of the Holy Cross, 13th century.

Rostock Zoo

Over 1700 animals, 250 different species, 56 hectares wide. Opened 1899.

Universitätsplatz (University Square)

Oldest alma mater in the Baltic Sea area. Founded in 1419


Old fishermen houses as shops, cafés, restaurants. The lighthouse and promenade are a must.

Exciting extras

Karl’s Erdbeerhof (Karls’ Strawberry Cottage)

A spectacular farmers’ market, playground, farm animals and souvenir shop.

Alter Fritz

Micro brewery with traditional German food, right at the old city docks.

Darwineum (inside Zoo)

A journey through evolution. Tropical house, free living gorillas and orangutans.


Assembly House of the Estates. Best example of neo gothic style. Impressive front.


Warnemündes fabulous beach, a breath of the Caribbean in the Baltic.


7 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
Hanse Sail Rostock
Place: Rostock
Category: Other,Folklore,Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
Hanse Sail Rostock is the name of this fantastic rendezvous of majestic ships. For four days in August, Warnemünde and the city harbour of Rostock will host impressive windjammers, traditional ships and museum ships. Programme highlights are the regattas of the traditional ships, firework displays, music and colourful markets.
4 Sep 2019
7 Sep 2019
Season finale in Warnemünde with “The River Festival”
Place: Rostock
Category: Folklore,Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
The “River Festival” is a cheerful farewell bid to Warnemünde‘s summer season. Visitors to Warnemünde can experience the bustling market life at the Alter Strom, the evening boat parade and fireworks.

Varied Shore Excurions


Many people find that Berlin is the capital of the new Europe, combining East and West in the heart of the continent.
Thanks to the preserved old houses, the Hanseatic town Wismar belongs to the nicest and most impressive cities in close vicinity.
The smallest capital of a federal state in Germany. Seat of Mecklenburg’s dukes for centuries. Visit the stunning Schwerin’s Castle.
Bad Doberan & Heiligendamm
700 year old copper topped minster of a medieval Cistercian monastery. Also try historic steam train “Molli”.


Berlin Highlights & Mother-Child Bunker
Tour this metropolis, with WWII still visible, this excursion will include one of the most impressive remaining war structures, the Mother-Child Bunker.

Port Developments

New P8 Terminal with service building

Scope of Project: Construction of an additional terminal building at berth P8. The building is to have a total length of 186 meters and a width of 30 meters.Est. date of completion: The completion of the building construction work is slated for the 2019/2020 winter half-year.
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Shore power in Rostock-Warnemünde

Scope of Project: Currently the planning department of the Hanseatic City of Rostock as the responsible authority is conducting the planning for the construction of a shore power installation in Warnemünde.Est. date of completion: The installation is to be commissioned until the year 2020.

Rebuilding of the train station Warnemünde

Scope of Project: Deutsche Bahn' upgrades and rebuilds the train station in Warnemünde.Advantage for Cruise Lines: New track and plattform for cruise passenger trains The old pedestrians' tunnel will be closed - New accessible walkway between cruise terminal and city centre of WarnemündeEst. date of completion: Operational in May 2020
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Tourismuszentrale Rostock & Warnemünde
Ulf Riedel
Head of Central Management
Christian Hardt
Chief Corporate Communication and Cruise Shipping
Lena Boekhoff
Corporate Communications and Cruise Shipping