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Maritime tradition and legends
In this section, you will find out what is worth knowing about Rostock. Find out more about the history of Rostock and its culture.
Discover Rostock’s legends during a city tour of Rostock and the seaside resort of Warnemünde.
The city hall serpent
Because of the serpent’s relation to wisdom, it is said that this was traditionally the favourite legend of the Mayor of Rostock.
The 14 brothers at Rostock's Marienkirche
Even in Rostock, hardly anybody knows anything about the founding legend of Rostock’s Marienkirche.
How the Hundsburg got its name
In Rostock’s city centre, the legend is recorded on a painting. It leads along the Warnow towards the North, to an old location.
The man with the round bread at Rostock’s stone gate
For reasons unknown, over the past few centuries the date at the stone gate has been changed.
Tycho Brahe - the man with a golden nose
On the Glatter Aal, a square in Rostock named after an old tavern, there is a man with a golden nose.
Blücher’s ghost does not just live on in the minds of the people of Rostock and history enthusiasts.