In both summer and winter, you’ll experience a diverse programme of art and cultural events in Rostock: the festive tower lights at the start of the year, maritime highlights such as the Warnemünde Week, Hanse Sail and ROSTOCK CRUISE FESTIVAL, a colourful holiday programme for kids and so much more. We’ve put together some of the event highlights for you. You can find all the other events in our event calendar.

Turmleuchten Warnemünde

Warnemuende Lighthouse Show

The Warnemuende Lighthouse Show celebration is traditionally held on New Year’s Day and attracts many visitors to the seaside resort every year.

1st of January 2025

Kultur trifft Genuss Culture meets Cuisine

Culture Meets Cuisine

Experience a close up of theatre in the culinary ambience of various restaurants. While you eat and enjoy, top-class artists and actors from the Rostock University of Music and Drama and the Volkstheater Rostock present different short programmes. Following that, artists move on to the next restaurant and you can look forward to another performance.

16th of March 2024


Alter Strom © Hannes Thadewaldt

Spring Shore Leave in Warnemuende

In the seaside resort of Warnemuende, the season begins with the so-called "Spring Shore Leave".

26th of April to 1st of May 2024

Sailboats off Rostock

Warnemuende Week

The Warnemuende Week is held every year in July and attracts many visitors to the City of Rostock and the seaside resort Warnemünde.

6th to 17th of July 2024

Vessels at Hanse Sail Rostock

Hanse Sail Rostock

About 200 traditional and museum ships will entice visitors to Rostock again in August 2021 for a lively maritime world exhibition.

8th to 11th of August

Alter Strom © Hannes Thadewaldt

Bridge Festival in Warnemuende

The Warnemuende Bridge Festival is the event highlight in late summer.

10th to 15th of September 2024

Rostock Cruise Festival laser show

Rostock Cruise Festival

The Rostock Cruise Festival invites you to a maritime weekend in the world of cruising.

20th to 22nd September 2024



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