Events of the double anniversary 2018/2019

Veranstaltungshighlights 2018/2019 in Rostock


1st January
Opening act of the city anniversary year with the replacement of the calendar disc of the astronomical clock in St Mary‘s Church

8th April to 3rd June
Prospects - Views onto Rostock - Exhibition at Kunsthalle showing perspectives views of the city from the collection of the Kunsthalle Rostock in dialogue with contemporary works on the people of this city

18th to 20th May
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Day
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern invites you to a colourful local festival in Rostock.

14th June to 4th November
Rostock. Now 800 - A city and its history(s)
Historic hanseatic town, town of craftsmans, industrial city, district capital and gateway to the world, seat of an university in the past. Modern center on the Baltic Sea in the present. The Cultural History Museum opens with „Rostock. Now 800“ views at the history of Rostock, tells about new and wellknown things in a new way, explains what the Rostockians lived in, where they believed, who ruled them, where they lived, where they came from and what they shaped. Unique and eloquent testimonies illuminating the development of Rostock over „800 years“.

21st June
World premiere of the Rostock anniversary cantata with the Northern German Philharmonic Orchestra

21st to 24th June
38th International Hanseatic Days
JEvery year the Hanseatic League celebrates the International Hanseatic Day in one of the 190 member cities. Under the motto „Take action!“ the hanseatic city will present itself as a traditional, innovative, creative and international city, that celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2018. Plunge into the world of the historic and modern Hanseatic League at seven event areas in the city centre.

24th June
800 years city of Rostock
concert for the city’s anniversary “Karat meets classic” with a ceremony and a classical preprogramme.

30th June
Ecumenical City Church Day in the city centre

7th to 14th July
International Dance Week

30th August to 2nd September
Premiere of the ROST(R)OCK suite „Eight hundred“ at Kurgarten of Warnemünde on September 1st.


13th February
Anniversary of the papal order to establish a university in Rostock

April to June
Experiment: future - intertwining of science and Art Multimedia exhibition at Kunsthalle Rostock

10th to 19th May
Bachfestival 2019 „Counterpoint“ – Central works by Johann Sebastian Bach in various interpretations. Contemporary music, dance, theatre and science can be experienced as a connection but also as a counterpoint to the music of Bach.

22nd to 23rd June
Summer festival for the 801st Anniversary of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock

24th June
801st birthday of the Hanseatic City of Rostock

June to December
Intertwining history - historical exhibition on the 600-year history of the University of Rostock in the Cultural History Museum of Rostock

6th to 12th November
Academic week for the 600 anniversary of the University of Rostock


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