Hiking in & around Rostock

For many, a hearty beach walk is part of a Baltic Sea holiday, for others it's the first jogging before breakfast. Walkers and hikers can roam along the coast for hours and kilometres - the next Baltic Sea resort is sure to come along. Of course, the runners on their fast soles see far more. Whether you turn your steps to the west or to the east, you can't miss your destination.

If you walk or run through the coastal forest, the view of the sea will enchant you again and again. Particularly healthy, but more strenuous, is the path through the soft beach sand directly on the surf. An insider tip for hikers, runners and cyclists are also the paths and tracks of the Rostock Heath. You will discover secluded spots in the forest, gnarled trees and rare shorebirds.

Long-distance hiking and pilgrimage trails

With its impressive brick churches and former monastery complexes, the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock welcomes pilgrims from all over the world. Two ancient pilgrimage routes run through the city, making it a good starting or ending point for a pilgrimage. European long-distance hiking trails also cross the Hanseatic city on the Baltic Sea.

Baltic Sea Coast Hiking Trail E9

Length: 400 km
Duration: 14 days

Always with the Baltic Sea in view, this is how it goes along the Baltic Coast Hiking Trail. From Travemünde to Ahlbeck, hikers enjoy the diversity of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's coastal landscape. Bizarre forests, quaint villages and a salty sea breeze are constant companions on this tour.

Hiking Baltic Sea Coast

Via Baltica (Baltic-Westphalian Way of St. James)

Length: 360 km
Duration: 16 days

The Via Baltica is the most northerly of the east-west routes in Germany and passes directly through Rostock. Coming from Poland, the trail starts here on the island of Usedom and connects the Baltic States with Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Hiking Rostock Warnemünde

Baltic-Central German Route

Length: approx. 180 km
Duration: 14 days

The Baltic-Central German Way begins in Rostock. It branches off from the Via Baltica and heads south via Tempzin Monastery to Bad Wilsnack/Brandenburg (a connection to the Pilgrims' Way through Saxony-Anhalt is being planned). At Schwaan, there is the option of branching off to a somewhat longer trail variant via Güstrow, which leads back to the main trail in Demen.

Hiking tours

Hiking along the Baltic Sea coast or through the Rostock Heath. Here you will find the most beautiful tours in and around Rostock.

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