Discover the Hanseatic and University 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!
Accessibility while on holiday in Rostock Heath
Rostock Heath is the largest coastal forest on the German Baltic Sea and due to the special mixed climate of the forest and the sea, it is ideally suited for an active stay in nature. Tours: www.auf-nach-mv.de/handbikertouren
In Wiethagen (Rostocker Heide) a barrierfriendly explorer path teaches the biodiversity in coastal forests. Protection, diversity and use of the region are entertainingly discussed with modern learning elements and techniques.
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 Hanseatic and University 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.
Tips for blind and visually impaired visitors
Old Town Model
The bronze model behind the Marienkirche provides a tangible overview of the city centre of Rostock. The model has been provided with Braille writing and the site is marked with a well-noticeable ball.
"Great African Journey" sculpture
In front of the warehouses in the city harbour is the “Great African Journey” sculpture, which was designed by sculptor Jo Jastram, with life-sized figures.
Glockenspiel at the Universitätsplatz
The glockenspiel by the five-gabled house at the Universitätsplatz is made from 32 bells that ring every Saturday at 12 pm for 30 minutes.
Zoo and DARWINEUM
The DARWINEUM has markings on the doors and stairs, as well as path limitation that can be felt by touch. The variety of animals at Rostock Zoo provides an impressive acoustic experience.
FC Hansa Rostock
In the DKB Arena Rostock there are several seats with audio description available.
Hotel start sets for hard of hearing and deaf guests
Hotel start sets for hard of hearing and deaf guests available in the Tourist Information centre Warnemünde.
Blinden- und Sehbehinderten-Verein Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V. | Phone: +49 (0)381 778980 | www.bsvmv.org
Accessible holidaying in Rostock & Warnemünde
You can also find all this information in our free brochure “My Accessible Holiday”
You can get the brochure at any tourist information centre, and it is also available to order.
There are handicapped accessible toilet facilities in Rostock, Warnemünde and Markgrafenheide. You’ll find an overview in the PDF below.
Experience & leisure
Zoo with POLARIUM and DARWINEUM
The largest zoo at the German Baltic Sea coast shelters a large number of species and the DARWINEUM with its unique multimedia exhibition about the evolution.
Free map with a recommended tour for wheelchair users
Wheelchairs and walkers can be rented by prior appointment
Phone: +49 (0)381 20820 | www.zoo-rostock.de
IGA Park with Shipbuilding and Seafaring Museum
The IGA-Park next to the river Warnow charms with a willow cathedral, gardens and playgrounds. Also, there is the Maritime Museum of Rostock situated on an original sea-freighter.
Information about accessible pathes at the park entrance
Accessible entrance to the ship: left of the main entrance at the prow (please ring the bell) .
Phone: +49 (0)381 12831300 | www.iga-park-rostock.de | www.schifffahrtsmuseum-rostock.de
Harbor cruises are offered from Warnemünde as well as from Rostock city harbor. Equipment and access to the ships vary depending on the provider and water level. Please inform yourself in advance and contact the providers.
On the go in Rostock
Travel fully accessible through Rostock
Rostock Main Station
The main station is not only point of arrival but also important junction between the city centre and Warnemünde. All platforms accessible for wheelchairs via elevator.
Phone: +49 (0)180 6512512 | email@example.com
In Rostock there is a modern system of public transport including busses, trams and city trains (S-Bahn) which are prepared with an extra low access without gaps. It is recommended using Rostock main station as a central junction between trams and trains.
Phone: +49 (0)381 8021900 | www.rsag-online.de