City walk through the maritime and trendy Rostock

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Maritim meets Kiez - entertaining and varied city walk along the Rostock city harbor and through the Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt
The city walk in the city harbor and through the Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt (KTV for short) shows two facets of the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock with different charm and flair: the first part of the tour always leads near the water along the city harbor, the second part of the tour immerses you in a former residential and working-class district from the early days, which has developed into a trendy district: Students and young families feel equally at home here and many owner-operated cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops and squares invite you to linger. Let yourself drift through the district and enjoy the alternative, young flair.

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Take your time for the round - linger, surprise and stroll is worth it.
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Rest Stop

Braugasthaus "Zum Alten Fritz"
Kröpeliner Gate, Rostock
Kröpeliner Tor Center (KTC)

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All information about the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock


City port of Rostock, brewing house Zum Alten Fritz (1 m)
54.092155, 12.126838
54°05'31.8"N 12°07'36.6"E
33U 312106 5997592


City port of Rostock, brewing house Zum Alten Fritz

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The city walk through the Rostock city harbor and through the Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt described and recommended here starts at the brewery house Alter Fritz; if you are arriving by tram, you may also be at Kröpeliner Tor or Schröderplatz. You can also start at the large car park in Kabutzenhof if you want to park your car. Since the city walk is a circular tour, a start is possible at any point.

From the Braugasthaus Alter Fritz, first follow the waterfront - always as close to the water as possible towards the north-west. You pass the small museum harbor, the restaurants on the docks and a small marina. Opposite is the Gehlsdorfer Ufer, an extremely popular destination for sailors, ship owners and boat builders, walkers and those seeking relaxation. Passing the cultural sites MAU Club and Compagnie de Comedie you reach the parking lot Kabutzenhof. The ferries to the other side of the Warnow depart from the ferry terminal of the same name and the Otto restaurant ship is on site all year round. The view and the foresight towards Warnemünde is great. Follow the banks of the Warnow for about 350 meters past the Sailor Monument and the Max Planck Institute before turning left onto the former site of the Neptune shipyard into Hellingstrasse and heading straight for the restored crane, which is reminiscent of the former use of the site. Here history meets modern living and working in the immediate vicinity of the water. Keep left at the crane and then immediately right again (Konrad-Zuse-Straße) and you will reach the pedestrian traffic light, which you use to cross Lübeck and Doberaner Straße. This is where the Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt, or KTV for short, begins, a district of Rostock that currently has around 19,000 inhabitants. The KTV was originally a Wilhelminian-style residential area, especially for shipyard workers. Today, the colorful district is popular with students and young families. Let yourself drift through the streets and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of young Rostock. Cafes and corner pubs invite you to linger, the small owner-run shops invite you to browse. Weekly markets take place regularly on Margarethenplatz and Doberaner Platz, and the Rostock brewery, which has been part of the district since the 19th century, is located in the middle of KTV. The Hanseatic Brewery can be visited on a guided tour, and once you have reached Doberaner Platz, you are not far from Rostock's former medieval city center. This is clearly marked by the western city gate of the old Rostock, the Kröpeliner Tor. The Kröpeliner Tor was built in the 13th century and, due to its size, it was one of the mightiest of the 22 city gates at times. Over the Kanonsberg, from which you can once again enjoy a wonderful view towards the city harbor, you go back down to the start of the city walk.

End your tour in the city harbor with a brewing specialty with a view of the water. If you are out and about in the summer, the Rost Dock, a bar made of overseas containers, is sure to have its hatches open. How to relax in the city harbor ...

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival e.g. by tram - the closest stop "Rostock Kröpeliner Tor" is approx. 500 meters away. From Rostock main station there is a regular connection with tram lines 5 and 6.

Getting there

Rostock is easily accessible via the A19 and A 20 motorways.


At the start / destination of the tour there is a large parking lot ("Rostock city harbor") for parking the vehicle. Detailed information at


54.092155, 12.126838
54°05'31.8"N 12°07'36.6"E
33U 312106 5997592
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Numerous cafés and restaurants to stop on the way

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