Experience Rostock

Rostock offers various possibilities for an eventful, fully accessible holiday at the Baltic Sea. Many historical sights such as the Sankt Marys church with the astronomical clock, lookout tower of the Sankt Petri church, museums, site of cultural interest and shopping centres can be experienced accessible.

City centre

The pedestrian zone from „Kröpeliner Tor“ to „Neuer Markt“ is Rostock’s vibrant city centre. A variety of shops and restaurants are located here as well as St. Mary´s Church, the town hall and the Cultural History Museum.

The town hall can be visited during the working hours of the administration. Accessible entrance for wheelchairs right of the main entrance (please ring the bell).

The museum is located in the monastery of the Holy Cross, founded in 1270 former Rostock Cistercian monastery. It preserves an extensive art and cultural history collection of paintings, coins and historical toys. Cobblestone streets from the university square to the museum. Accessible entrance on the side (bell to the left of the main entrance/via phone). Accessible elevator in the museum leads to all floors. Rentable wheelchair and canes.

Pedestrian zone within the old town of Rostock
Port of Rostock

City harbor

The area with the sailing habor along the Warnow is popular for relaxing. Access from the city center via Krämerstraße/Grubenstraße or the street ‚Am Kanonsberg‘ with a steep incline (alternatively direct access by car).

Old Town

Rostock's oldest district is located to the east of the town hall. It is surrounded by the medieval city wall and the mighty brick churches of Sankt Petri and Sankt Nikolai. The old town is situated in very hilly terrain, with many narrow streets and cobblestones.
Large parts of the Old Town are difficult to walk on wheelchairs due to the nature of the streets with cobblestones, narrow pavements and the gradients. From the city centre, a wheelchair accessible bypass leads past the Steintor, along Ernst-Barlach-Straße over a wide ramp with a handrail. From there, a small car park next to the Kuhtor leads to the Viergelindenbrücke bridge with a view of Sankt Nikolai church.

Sankt Petri church can be reached by car (disabled parking available on side) or via the eastern access from the tram stop "Stadthafen" or the car park "Petrischanze" via Slüterstraße. In Sankt Petri church, wheelchair users can reach the viewing platform at a height of 45 metres via a lift. Access is via the groundlevel south portal (please contact the church warden at the main portal).

Old town of Rostock
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