Discover the City of Rostock, the Warnemünde seaside resorts and spas and the Markgrafenheide with its sandy beaches – all fully accessible and barrier-free. The many sights and highlights of the city are just as accessible as the Baltic Sea beaches and the scenic natural areas of the Rostock Heath. Here we provide you with helpful information, recommendations and tips for paths and routes suitable for you for getting around. Welcome to your barrier-free vacation in Rostock!
Barrier-free tourist information
Our tourist information offices in Rostock city centre and Warnemünde are certified with the quality seal "Travel for All".
Fully accessible city tours in Rostock & Warnemünde
Our tour guides are happy to adapt to your needs, because all our guests should be able to discover and experience the City of Rostock with the Warnemünde Seaside Resort without any worries.
Our tour guides have extensive experience and some of them have completed training courses, so that people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users can take part in our guided tours.
Our free brochure with many tips for barrier-free holidays is available as a pdf download as well as in the tourist information offices or via online order form.
Adventure & leisure
Zoo with POLARIUM and DARWINEUM
At Rostock Zoo there live 4,200 animals in 430 species from all over the world. The facilities are embedded in an extensive park landscape. In the Darwineum and in the Polarium, our living museums, you go on a journey of knowledge to the complex habitats of the earth. A free wheelchair map is available at the zoo entrance and wheelchairs can be hired by prior arrangement by telephone. It is recommended to use the west entrance (car park "Barnstorfer Ring").
Tel.: +49 (0)381 20820 | www.zoo-rostock.de
Maritime Museum and IGA Park
The IGA Park with its willow dome, gardens and playgrounds is a popular excursion destination directly on the banks of the Warnow. The area is also home to the Rostock Shipbuilding and Shipping Museum on the ocean-going freighter MS "Dresden". Barrier free access to the ship is to the left of the stairway to the forecastle (bell).
Tel.: +49 (0)381 12831300 | www.iga-park-rostock.de
Passenger boat tours
Harbour tours are offered from Warnemünde as well as from Rostock city harbour. Equipment and boarding of the ships vary depending on the provider and the water level of the Warnow. Please inform yourself in advance directly with the providers
The main path is paved and easily passable. In addition, the visitor paths are wide and offer plenty of space. Please note, however: The park is very large and there are long distances to cover, with small differences in altitude here and there, as the park is designed close to nature. Caution is advised, especially when it is wet. Barrier-free toilets are available throughout the park. Tip: Guided barrierfree wolf walks (register in advance).
Tel.: +49 (0)3843 24680 | www.wildpark-mv.de
Visitors can admire numerous species of birds from all over the world at Vogelpark Marlow. Free accessible parking is available at the entrance. The circular path can be easily rolled and is a little sloping in short sections. Barrierfree toilets are available throughout the park. There are extra spaces for wheelchair users in the show areas.
Tel.: +49 (0)38221 265 | www.vogelpark-marlow.de
Farmers' market, shopping, adventure park: Accompanying persons of guests with disabilities receive free admission to all paid attractions on presentation of their severely disabled ID card with the suffix "B". Guests with disabilities pay the designated price. A wheelchair-accessible room is available in the on side hotel. All corridors and paths in the adventure village, including the farmers' market and farm kitchen, are paved and wheelchair-accessible. There are barrier-free toilets in the market and on the grounds.
Tel.: +49 (0)38202 4050 | www.karls.de
The OZEANEUM is a declaration of love for the seas. Experience the giants of the seas and dive into the underwater world of the northern seas! Five modern exhibitions and 50, partly huge, lovingly designed aquariums await you in the OZEANEUM Stralsund. Be amazed by approx. 5000 living marine animals. Thanks to its spacious layout, the OZEANEUM offers easy access for all visitors.
Tel.: +49 (0)3831 2650610 I www.ozeaneum.de
Culture & Museums
Rostock Museum of Cultural History
The Rostock Museum of Cultural History is located in the historic Holy Cross Monastery, the Rostock Cistercian convent founded in 1270. The path from Universitätsplatz to the museum leads over a short section (approx. 1.5 metres) of cobblestones. Barrier free access is via a lift at the side entrance (to the left of the main entrance). The exhibition rooms are wheelchair accessible and all levels are accessible via lifts. The museum has a barrier-free toilet as well as a wheelchair loan.
Tel.: +49 (0)381 381-4530 | www.kulturhistorisches-museum-rostock.de
Local history museum Warnemünde
The local history museum, founded in Warnemünde in 1914, provides an insight into the lives of sailors, fishermen and pilots and shows the development of bathing in the coastal village. The exhibition is situated in an old Warnemünde house built in the 18th century and extended in the 19th century. There is a bell in front of the museum to register with the museum staff. Barrier-free access is via a mobile ramp or the side entrance. The interior of the museum is at ground level and can be explored with a wheelchair or walker.
Tel: +49 (0)381 52667 | www.heimatmuseum-warnemuende.de
The Rostock Maritime Museum is the central museum for the history of shipbuilding and shipping in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and also Germany's largest floating museum. It is located on the traditional ship type FRIEDEN, a former cargo ship of the Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, in the IGA Park Rostock-Schmarl. Access to the ship is provided by a ramp for wheelchair users. In addition, the ship is equipped with a spacious lift that allows visitors to visit the exhibition decks. Thus, the stowage, deck II and deck III as well as the main deck can also be explored by wheelchair. A barrier-free toilet is located on board. Around the ship, the IGA Park can be explored barrier-free with wide paths and rich flora.
Tel.: +49 (03 81) 12 83 13 64 | www.schifffahrtsmuseum-rostock.de
StadtHalle and HanseMesse
Both event venues offer guests concerts, family shows and trade fairs, among other things. Wheelchair users will find ideal conditions for access. At StadtHalle hall 1 is equipped with an induction loop and there is a tactile model of the StadtHalle in the foyer for orientation.
Tel.: +49 381 44 00 444 | www.inrostock.de
University of Music and Theatre (HMT)
The HMT's teaching rooms are located in the historic cloister of Katharinenstift. The university also offers culture lovers an attractive concert programme and changing exhibitions. Almost all of the rooms at the University of Music and Theatre are barrier-free.
Tel.: +49 381 5108-0 | www.hmt-rostock.de
„Tourism for all“
"Tourism for All" is the nationally valid label in the area of accessibility. For the first time, the necessary information for guests was collected by trained surveyors and evaluated with uniform, transparent quality criteria. Accommodation providers (hotels, holiday flats, campsites, youth hostels), adventure providers (museums, fun pools, gardens and parks, passenger boats, charter companies), tourist information offices and restaurants, paths as well as entire towns, communities or regions can be certified.