409 Rostock (Warnemunde) Cruise Reviews

for those of us who did not want to take 7 hour bus ride to and from Berlin these little towns at or near the port are very charming--quaint areas with good shops and restaurants
for those of us who did not want to take 7 hour bus ride to and from Berlin these little towns at or near the port are very charming--quaint areas with good shops and restaurants Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
It's a long stop, which is good because it's a long train ride to anywhere interesting. We took the train(s) to Schwerin and Wismar, which made for ~3.5 hours on a train.
It's a long stop, which is good because it's a long train ride to anywhere interesting. We took the train(s) to Schwerin and Wismar, which made for ~3.5 hours on a train. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We wanted to book the Schwerin Castle tour, but when we tried it was no longer available -- probably filled up. Luckily, I looked online and discovered that there is a rental car lot right across the street from where the cruise ship ... Read More
We wanted to book the Schwerin Castle tour, but when we tried it was no longer available -- probably filled up. Luckily, I looked online and discovered that there is a rental car lot right across the street from where the cruise ship docks. I pre-booked a car from Hertz and we drove to the castle ourselves, which saved a lot of money. It was 86 Euros for the car and 8.5 Euro/person for admission, compared to $139 per person for the Norwegian shore excursion. We just walked across the street to the car rental lot, got the car, used Google Maps on our phone to drive to Schwerin, which took about an hour on both freeway and quieter roads. So easy -- don't be worried about driving in Germany! There is a parking lot right across the bridge from the castle, and since we arrived early it was mostly empty. (By the time we left the lot was full.) The castle opens at 10, and we were there before it opened, ahead of the cruise ship tours. We were able to wander through a mostly-empty castle. And it was wonderful! It's beautiful inside and out. The gardens are small but lovely. We ate Sunday brunch at the cafe in the castle's Orangery, and it was delicious. An all-together lovely day. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Walked around Rostock. Nice town. We didn't want to spend 6 hours on a bus to spend 3 hours in Berlin.
Walked around Rostock. Nice town. We didn't want to spend 6 hours on a bus to spend 3 hours in Berlin. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
A pleasant place to embark. At the end of the week we spent a few hours exploring the quaint seaside town before catching our train. Lockers at the station were easy to find and the town was very walkable.
A pleasant place to embark. At the end of the week we spent a few hours exploring the quaint seaside town before catching our train. Lockers at the station were easy to find and the town was very walkable. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We took a train into Berlin. Berlin is a great city to visit but a 3-hour train ride each way combined with 95 degree temperatures, made the visit difficult.
We took a train into Berlin. Berlin is a great city to visit but a 3-hour train ride each way combined with 95 degree temperatures, made the visit difficult. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We hired Harry’s taxi to take the 6 of us to Schwerin and Wismar. Both town are cute. We did not go into Schwerin palace because we had seen so many palaces by that time they were blending together. It isn’t expensive though, like 9 ... Read More
We hired Harry’s taxi to take the 6 of us to Schwerin and Wismar. Both town are cute. We did not go into Schwerin palace because we had seen so many palaces by that time they were blending together. It isn’t expensive though, like 9 euro. Schwerin had a market in their square with some amazing brats. So good. The cathedrals in both towns are worth seeing. It was nice to spend the day seeing the countryside and wander a couple old towns. It cost us about 100 euro pp. Harry then stopped at the beach on the way back and bought us a beer. It was chilly but neat. They have both a nudist beach and a “textile” beach on the Baltic Sea. Sounds too cold for me but there were swimmers and kite surfers out. We had a great time with Harry. Definitely recommend him. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Spent several days before and after in Berlin, a city rich in history. Climbed to the top of the Berlin Dom and Reichstag (a highlight). FYI - you need to go online and make a free reservation ahead of time. Food was fantastic (schnitzel). ... Read More
Spent several days before and after in Berlin, a city rich in history. Climbed to the top of the Berlin Dom and Reichstag (a highlight). FYI - you need to go online and make a free reservation ahead of time. Food was fantastic (schnitzel). Also enjoyed DDR museum, Berlin Wall, Topography of Terror and Memorial for Murdered Jews of Europe (sobering). Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Took the train to Rostock (20min ride), walked the city center. Spent the rest of the day in Warnemünde walking the pier and shopping.
Took the train to Rostock (20min ride), walked the city center. Spent the rest of the day in Warnemünde walking the pier and shopping. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was a real bonus as we didn’t really know what to expect and it is a lovely town with a great sandy beach and a lovely harbour to walk around which is very close walk to and from the ship. We chose to go into Rostock and went to the ... Read More
This was a real bonus as we didn’t really know what to expect and it is a lovely town with a great sandy beach and a lovely harbour to walk around which is very close walk to and from the ship. We chose to go into Rostock and went to the railway station nearby where you will see ticket machines and opposite these you will see a shop. At the side entrance around the corner from the shop you can buy a 1 day rail and tram pass from the office for 6 Euro and the lady will give you a slip of paper that tells you to how to validate the ticket on the platform before getting on train then get off train at Rostock HBF ( 9 stops) yo then need to go down two levels to the tram Platform A Blue tram. Take tram 5 or 6 and get off at stop Neuer Market ( New Market) this is a lovely square with access to shops and nice buildings Trains are every 30 mins and trams every 10 mins. Easy Peasy . Then we came back to Waremunde and had a cocktail on the ship side of the harbour which was less busy. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We were pleasantly surprised at the pretty little seaside resort of Warnemunde and recommend a leisurely stroll around its quaint streets and harbour
We were pleasantly surprised at the pretty little seaside resort of Warnemunde and recommend a leisurely stroll around its quaint streets and harbour Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We hired bikes in the town centre for 10 euros for the day and firstly cycled around the small town, to see the lighthouses etc., and then an approximate 12 mile round trip to Nienhagen, all along safe cycling/walking paths through the ... Read More
We hired bikes in the town centre for 10 euros for the day and firstly cycled around the small town, to see the lighthouses etc., and then an approximate 12 mile round trip to Nienhagen, all along safe cycling/walking paths through the countryside, woodland parks and beaches. There were many restaurants and cafes along the way but we chose to grab a bite to eat at the end of the round trip in Nienhagen. We chose not to travel the long distance to Berlin or Hamburg, as we would see so many cities/town centres on our itinerary and thought seeing the countryside and seaside towns would be more enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
University student as guide and he shared considerable and personal insights of the Eastern German experience. Excellent!
University student as guide and he shared considerable and personal insights of the Eastern German experience. Excellent! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Great port of call lovely town to go for a wander in Beautiful Sandy beach Lovely Harbour area great looking place overal
Great port of call lovely town to go for a wander in Beautiful Sandy beach Lovely Harbour area great looking place overal Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Beautiful Port, food there was so lovely and close to the ship, loved it.
Beautiful Port, food there was so lovely and close to the ship, loved it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019

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