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About Warnemunde

The popular German seaside resort of Warnemunde is your gateway to all things Hanseatic, which means that many of the most popular excursions offered from Warnemunde cruises provide a fascinating tour through living medieval history.

Nearby Rostock still emanates some of its former glories as a major Hanseatic city. Its pedestrianised old town is full of narrow atmospheric streets, cutting between impressive centuries-old buildings. City Hall, in the New Market Place, is particularly impressive, but the 15th century St. Marien Church, with its astronomical clock, is Rostocks true focal point.

From Warnemunde-Rostock, your cruise tour takes you to the magnificent 700-year-old brick cathedral of Bad Doberan is only 10 miles away. Railway buffs will love the antique railway that runs from there to the beach resort of Heiligendamm, which is 30 minutes steaming away - through landscapes of charming villages, coastal scenes and the beautiful Doberan Linden Alley.

 

Shore excursions in Warnemunde

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Complete Panoramic

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 3 hours

Explore the Mecklenburg area by coach, taking in the many views and attractions of the area.

A 30-minute drive brings you to Rostock, passing the typical eastern-bloc living quarters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's biggest city. You’ll travel through Rostock's centre with its century’s old redbrick architecture and Hanseatic ambience. Pass the beautiful City Hall, and St. Mary's Church - Rostock's famous landmark.

Enjoy around 30 minutes of free time in the centre, before continuing past the ruins of the old city walls and a former STASI prison (State Security of former East Germany, that was commanded by the KGB), before continuing your panoramic journey into the countryside.

You’ll pass by the Bad Doberan Cathedral, one of Northern Germany’s largest and mightiest medieval churches, which dominates the rest of the village and nearby fields. From here, you’ll continue down part of Germany’s longest Linden Tree avenue, through countryside and small villages before returning to the quayside.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour does not include inside visits. Photo stops are strictly subject to availability of time. This short trip is the ideal way to gain an overall impression of Mecklenburg and Rostock.

Rostock by Road, River and Tram

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Do as Rostockers do, travel by tram, by road and by river to see the sights of this vibrant city.

Board a modern, local tram for a charming journey into the heart of Rostock city, lasting approximately 30 minutes. On arrival, take part in a brief orientation walk. See Northern Europe’s oldest university built in the Italian Renaissance style. Stroll through the Kroepeliner Strasse and Am Neuen Markt and browse the quaint shopping streets, which have flourished since the re-unification of East and West Germany in 1990. Inside St Mary’s is an amazing astronomical clock, which is still in working condition. The calendar dates from the 14th century to the year 2017.

After some free time, you’ll walk down to the jetty to join your cruise along the Warnow River, ending in Warnemünde. Whilst on board, savour local refreshments.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, tram and boat. The order of this tour may vary. Transfer to the tram departure is by coach. There are approximately 25 steps down to the jetty to join the boat, which is on 2 levels with seating both inside and out on deck. Early booking is recommended due to limited availability. The duration of this tour will be 4 to 4½ hours. Most shops are closed on Sundays in Rostock. The boat ride is non-exclusive to P&O Cruises.

 

A selection of cruises to Warnemunde

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