414 Rostock (Warnemunde) Cruise Reviews

Warnermunde an unexpected delight. Gorgeous small seaside town with plenty to look at.During day we took train to Bad Doberan to take trip on Molli steam railway. Highly recommended and easy to do on your own
Warnermunde an unexpected delight. Gorgeous small seaside town with plenty to look at.During day we took train to Bad Doberan to take trip on Molli steam railway. Highly recommended and easy to do on your own Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Many people took excursions to Berlin but Warnemunde was having a festival by the sea and we are so glad we chose to stay. It has the largest beach I have ever seen. The carnival style boardwalk was fun in the sun. Music, cobblestone ... Read More
Many people took excursions to Berlin but Warnemunde was having a festival by the sea and we are so glad we chose to stay. It has the largest beach I have ever seen. The carnival style boardwalk was fun in the sun. Music, cobblestone streets, nice restaurants and pubs, shopping was touristy. Lovely little town. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
We decided to explore the fishing village and it was a very good choice, an easy walkable path from the ship. Very nice. You can rent a bike for 8 Euros. We decided to walk, Muhlen Strasse round the church and then down Park Strasse. Saw ... Read More
We decided to explore the fishing village and it was a very good choice, an easy walkable path from the ship. Very nice. You can rent a bike for 8 Euros. We decided to walk, Muhlen Strasse round the church and then down Park Strasse. Saw cute little houses, walked through Stephen Jantzen Park with a lot of tombstones (late 1800 until early 1900) and onto the beach and promenade. We went to the top floor of the Neptune Hotel, it was round 11:00 and the skybar was empty. We stayed there for a while because it had a lovely view over the famous Lighthouse and Teepot.This town is inexpensive compared to the rest of the ports. I even found a bargain. There is a supermarket Edika Neukauf opposite the church. They also have lovely shops both sides of the river/canal right down to the lighthouse. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
It's easy to walk from the ship to the town but there are stairs up and down under the railway bridge. I have a mobility scooter and found an easy route through the car park which enabled us to explore. Again we only stayed in ... Read More
It's easy to walk from the ship to the town but there are stairs up and down under the railway bridge. I have a mobility scooter and found an easy route through the car park which enabled us to explore. Again we only stayed in Warnemunde but spoke to lots of people who went into nearby Rostock by themselves or Berlin on organised trips. It was nice to walk around. Lots of shops and restaurants, and you could do a river trip if you wanted. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
We opted to stay in Warnemunde and Rostock instead of taking the ship's excursion to Berlin. Rostock was a big surprise as we had low expectations but the architecture and sights were beautiful. The astronomical clock is not to be ... Read More
We opted to stay in Warnemunde and Rostock instead of taking the ship's excursion to Berlin. Rostock was a big surprise as we had low expectations but the architecture and sights were beautiful. The astronomical clock is not to be missed. Warnemunde had the feel of a seaside resort town with lots of restaurants and shops. The beach was beautiful but too cold to swim while we were there. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Actually docked at Rostock. Free shuttles were provided to get to Warnemunde.
Actually docked at Rostock. Free shuttles were provided to get to Warnemunde. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
What a pleasant surprise. We took the train to Rostok. It was a very nice city. We then spent time in Wamm and enjoyed that very much as well.
What a pleasant surprise. We took the train to Rostok. It was a very nice city. We then spent time in Wamm and enjoyed that very much as well. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
A 5 minute walk from the boat and you will be looking down the lovely river towards the sea. There are a variety of shops and market stalls on the walk to the beach and many boats to look at (or take a ride around the harbour). The beach ... Read More
A 5 minute walk from the boat and you will be looking down the lovely river towards the sea. There are a variety of shops and market stalls on the walk to the beach and many boats to look at (or take a ride around the harbour). The beach is spotlessly clean and I went for a lovely swim in the sea. You can hire a double beach chair with a roof for shade and there are toilets on the beach. We then walked along the promenade and through the park, before looking at the various shops and finishing with some currywerst-yum! Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Excellent, helpful guide named Ulf. Nice restaurant for lunch. Beautiful area and enjoyed every minute of it. Don't miss the historic church, St. Mary's, and the highlight was Schwerin Castle floating, it seemed on Lake
Excellent, helpful guide named Ulf. Nice restaurant for lunch. Beautiful area and enjoyed every minute of it. Don't miss the historic church, St. Mary's, and the highlight was Schwerin Castle floating, it seemed on Lake Schwerin. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
WOW... we arrived to a tall ships race, and a wonderful carnival and festival of music and beer....the city was a veritable happening. Take a 15 minute train ride to Rostock, also a lovely city to roam around in.
WOW... we arrived to a tall ships race, and a wonderful carnival and festival of music and beer....the city was a veritable happening. Take a 15 minute train ride to Rostock, also a lovely city to roam around in. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We took the NCL Molli Steam Train Tour in the morning. It was a great way to see the surrounding Rostock countryside, but we spent over an hour at the beautiful Bad Doberman Minster/Abbey which was WAY too long and much more history than ... Read More
We took the NCL Molli Steam Train Tour in the morning. It was a great way to see the surrounding Rostock countryside, but we spent over an hour at the beautiful Bad Doberman Minster/Abbey which was WAY too long and much more history than anyone cared about. We were only on the Molli train for about 15 min. through the streets of Bad Doberman and then back on the bus to the sea side resort town of Kuhlungsborn, where everyone said they would have preferred to have more time. Then the bus ride back to the port. I might add that the tour guide never stopped talking from beginning to end, which was informative, but exhausting. I would recommend doing it yourself by train for much cheaper. Our son explored Rostock on his own and enjoyed it. I loved walking to Warnemunde after a nap in the early afternoon. They were having a festival, so it was crowded, but a quaint little place to explore, photograph and shop for the day. We sat in an outdoor cafe and had a wine and a beer and then bought great take away fried fish sandwiches from a boat doing a brisk business about half way down on the far side of the canal. Weather in mid 70's. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
This was our second visit to Warnemunde and once again we chose to take the long (3 hours each way) train ride in to Berlin. We did the Princess tour "Berlin on Your Own" in which you get a train ticket and bus transportation ... Read More
This was our second visit to Warnemunde and once again we chose to take the long (3 hours each way) train ride in to Berlin. We did the Princess tour "Berlin on Your Own" in which you get a train ticket and bus transportation from the train station to the city center. You are dropped off and get about 4 hours to explore on your own before heading back to the bus meeting place for the return trip to the train station and back to the ship. On our first visit to Berlin in 2001 we had done this same tour and used our time to ride the Hop On/Hop Off bus to explore the city, visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, etc. On that tour we had driven by the Reichstag/Bundestag (Germany's Parliment Building) and loved the combination of original old architecture combined with a new modern dome that was added after reunification and moving of the German capital from Bonn back to Berlin. Anyone can walk by the building and view it, but if you want to go up into the dome it takes some advance planning. Don't just show up there and expect to be admitted. You need to have prior reservations, which are free, but it's something you need to do by internet, preferably before leaving home for your cruise. I started the process about a month before our trip by going to www.bundestag.de/htdocs_e/visits/kupp.html I encountered some problems with their web site, such that I'd get all the way through the registration process and they'd tell me they had sent me an email and that I had to click on the link in the email to finish the registration. However, the email never came, nor was it in my spam filters, etc. I tried signing up a second time and the same thing happened. Finally I emailed a human in the Bundestag tour office and enlisted her help in getting us signed up. But I still didn't get the confirmation number until about two days before we were ready to leave on our trip. So start early and have patience. The visit to the dome was worth it. There are 360 degree views of Berlin from up on the roof and you can actually look DOWN on Brandenburg Gate. When I hadn't received my confirmation from the Bundestag, as a backup plan I also booked a lunch reservation at the rooftop cafe at the Bundestag. If you have a reservation number they will let you bypass the long lines to get into the Bundestag and you go straight up to the roof. I expected it to be a fairly casual cafe but we found that the restaurant Kafer is quite lovely and also quite upscale price wise. We had a very nice lunch, but it set us back about $95 USD for the two of us (including two beers). As it turns out you don't need BOTH a dome visit reservation AND a restaurant reservation. If I had it to do over again, I would have just made the Kafer restaurant reservation and that would have given us the access we wanted to the dome in addition to the rooftop views of the city. Be prepared that if you do either of these items you will need to provide your names and dates of birth to the authorities to get the reservation. Plus when you enter the Bundestag you have to go through passport control AND show them your printed reservation number. It's a bit of a hassle, but then this is their parliment building (like our U.S. Capitol) so security is expected. It was difficult to guess how long the train and bus ride from Warnemunde to Berlin was going to take, so it was a bit tricky making those advance reservations from home. I chose a noon lunch reservation and a 1:30 dome tour reservation. The restaurant will hold your reservation for 30 minutes but release your table if you are later than that. We were very rushed trying to get to the restaurant on time. I had estimated that we'd get in to Berlin and the bus drop off point by 11:15 a.m. but we didn't get there till noon due to construction and heavy traffic. We had been told it was a 20 minute walk to the Bundestag so we tried to grab a taxi, but he wouldn't take us. He told us it was only 5 minutes away and not worth the fare. So we ended up power walking and it was every bit of a 20 minute walk. We should have tried more taxis until we found one who would take us. At any rate by the time we reached the Bundestag and went through the security lines it was 12:30 and we didn't think our lunch reservation would still be available. However our table was still open, so it all worked out. If you try something similar, give yourself more wiggle room and don't make your lunch reservation until 1 p.m. The email for restaurant reservations is kaeferreservierung.berlin@feinkost-kaefer.de After our visit to the Bundestag, we strolled around Brandenburg Gate (a block away) and had an ice cream. We had planned to walk to Checkpoint Charlie and the remnants of the Berlin Wall, however after our harrowing walk/run to get to the restaurant we were exhausted. We opted to grab a bicycle rickshaw at Brandenburg Gate and he peddled us on a scenic drive through the city and paused to show us some of the sites along the way. We felt this was worth the 6 Euro per person cost. We then took some photos around Checkpoint Charlie and the Wall remnants and walked about 15-20 minutes back to Gendarmenmarkt, which is where the Princess bus picks you up. Try to get back to the bus pick up spot early enough to allow for a visit to Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers Am Gendarmenmarkt. It's an amazing chocolate shop at Chrlottenstrasse 60, just down the block from the Berlin Hilton, where your bus will pick you up. There are also many sidewalk cafes in the area where you can relax and have a coffee or a beer and do some people watching. Now that we have been to Berlin twice, if we ever do this itinerary again we will probably opt to stay in and around Warnemunde/Rostock and see that area. However, Berlin is a pretty fun town with tons to see, so don't miss it if this is your first visit to the area. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Warnemunde, Germany: We made a family decision not to travel the 3 hours each way to Berlin during our one day in Germany. I am hoping to do a land tour in the future and be able to spend more than 6 hours in such a large and amazing ... Read More
Warnemunde, Germany: We made a family decision not to travel the 3 hours each way to Berlin during our one day in Germany. I am hoping to do a land tour in the future and be able to spend more than 6 hours in such a large and amazing city. I got a lot of information from cc, and we decided to take the train to Schwerin and spend some time in Warnemunde as well. We followed the advice of travelanni dot webs dot com and it worked perfectly! We walked to the Warnemunde train station and bought a Mecklenburg Lander ticket for 30 euros $37.00 for 4 people. We bought this from a machine using euros with the help of an attendant. I don't think the machine took credit cards. We took the train to Rostock and transferred to the 11:07 train to Schwerin. The only problem with this type of ticket is that it is not good until 9:00am, so that did not give us enough time to get to Rostock for the 9:07 train to Schwerin and that train only runs every 2 hours. The train was nicer than I expected and it was a pleasant ride. We walked from Schwerin central station about 5 minutes to a lovely shopping/ eating area. You can see the Castle down this main street. (Schiostrae street) We were hungry so we ate at a really good Greek restaurant called Pegasus. We were a little limited because of our vegetarian, but it ended up being a great choice. We then enjoyed the castle for several hours. The inside and the gardens are both amazing. We took the 3:53pm train back to Warnemunde and spent another hour or so walking the quaint streets of this German sea-side town. We walked to the beach to see the Baltic Sea and the famous wicker beach chairs. The only thing that would have made this day better would have been to leave Warnemunde early enough to make the 9:07am train to Schwerin, but that would have been a lot more expensive. Note to those looking of free wi-fi; if you purchase something at the "Crew Corner" in the Warnemunde train station you can use their wi-fi for free. This includes paying 50 cents to use their clean restrooms. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Really enjoyed walking in Warnemunde and Rostalk. Went to beach in Warnemunde and it was one of our best outings
Really enjoyed walking in Warnemunde and Rostalk. Went to beach in Warnemunde and it was one of our best outings Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Actually this was the first port after Amsterdam. Typical German vacation town filled with tourist. Nice small town feel.
Actually this was the first port after Amsterdam. Typical German vacation town filled with tourist. Nice small town feel. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
We had been to Berlin prior to the cruise, so we didn't "excursion" to Berlin. We took the train to Rostock, walked around there, and then trained back to Warnemunde. Warnemunde is an awesome little port city. However, ... Read More
We had been to Berlin prior to the cruise, so we didn't "excursion" to Berlin. We took the train to Rostock, walked around there, and then trained back to Warnemunde. Warnemunde is an awesome little port city. However, the sea gulls will take the food right out of your hands. Literally. I was buzzed three times because I was eating ice cream and I watched a sea gull take a bratwurst out of a guys hand as he was eating it. However, it was a good time! Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Warnemunde -- My wife and I booked the NCL excursion "Top Ten Sites in Berlin" because we preferred a train ride over a bus and we wanted to make sure we would get back to the ship on time. It was a long day -- 3 hr train ride ... Read More
Warnemunde -- My wife and I booked the NCL excursion "Top Ten Sites in Berlin" because we preferred a train ride over a bus and we wanted to make sure we would get back to the ship on time. It was a long day -- 3 hr train ride each way and 8 hrs on a bus touring Berlin. Although an expensive excursion, it was a good trip and we saw most all of the tourist sites in Berlin. It included a nice lunch in Berlin and drinks/snacks on the train. Our son and his friend stayed in Warnemunde and walked to the town and the beach and enjoyed a relaxing day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Germany - My husband and two older kids went to Berlin with SPB tours, a tour we booked with other families from our roll call. They said that all went very well and their guide, Heidi, was excellent. They learned so much and had a great ... Read More
Germany - My husband and two older kids went to Berlin with SPB tours, a tour we booked with other families from our roll call. They said that all went very well and their guide, Heidi, was excellent. They learned so much and had a great day. I wanted to do something with my other kids, ages 11 and 13 so we did a ship's tour with NCL called Rail, River, Road that went to Rostock. It was okay. Our guide was very dull and I didn't find Rostock very interesting but I knew my younger kids were not ready for the 3 hour trip to Berlin. We also walked around Warnemunde, climbed the lighthouse there, shopped, and had ice cream. The beach was beautiful but too cold to swim (mid June). It was a nice area but not enough to fill a day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Skip the 6 hours to/from Berlin (leaving you too little time to do anything there) and do Warnemunde, Rostock and Schwerin. Alla and SPB both offer tours here and if combined with St. Petersburg, you get a discount.We used Alla and had a ... Read More
Skip the 6 hours to/from Berlin (leaving you too little time to do anything there) and do Warnemunde, Rostock and Schwerin. Alla and SPB both offer tours here and if combined with St. Petersburg, you get a discount.We used Alla and had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Warnemunde: We debated about Berlin and decided to stay close. I booked a Friends of Dave tour. He is an American who's lived 13 years in Germany. He was very highly recommended on Trip Advisor. We found him to be knowledgeable, ... Read More
Warnemunde: We debated about Berlin and decided to stay close. I booked a Friends of Dave tour. He is an American who's lived 13 years in Germany. He was very highly recommended on Trip Advisor. We found him to be knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and worth the booking. This was an independent booking I made on-line. A family situation necessitated his cutting the tour short from a full day to half day but he made a very fair cash refund to us and in fact, I was glad I had the other half day to walk the beach, do a little shopping (there's a Noa Noa store in the ground floor of the big hotel on the beach) and climb the lighthouse. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
This is exactly what I thought a little German village would look like. Lots of old half-timbered houses with a cute town square and fishing boats lining the river. The beach strand is huge with lots of people enjoying the sun and sea. ... Read More
This is exactly what I thought a little German village would look like. Lots of old half-timbered houses with a cute town square and fishing boats lining the river. The beach strand is huge with lots of people enjoying the sun and sea. You can take the train or a ferry up the river to Rostock for a slightly more modern (but still very old) town to enjoy. We went to Rostock first and walked all around, then back to Warnemunde. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
I give Warnemunde a 5 because of our fabulous Friends of Dave Tour. 10 of us toured Warnemunde with Dave, then took the train to Wismer for another tour and fabulous lunch. Dave's tour was Highlight number one of our Baltic Cruise. ... Read More
I give Warnemunde a 5 because of our fabulous Friends of Dave Tour. 10 of us toured Warnemunde with Dave, then took the train to Wismer for another tour and fabulous lunch. Dave's tour was Highlight number one of our Baltic Cruise. He is entertaining, informative, and you leave the tour, a Friend of Dave. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
We decided not to spend hours and hours on a train to and from Berlin. Instead we opted for a full day Princess tour of Schwerin and Rostock which included a lake cruise, visit to Schwerin castle, two cathedrals and a tram ride as well as ... Read More
We decided not to spend hours and hours on a train to and from Berlin. Instead we opted for a full day Princess tour of Schwerin and Rostock which included a lake cruise, visit to Schwerin castle, two cathedrals and a tram ride as well as three course meal. The meal was pretty average...I would have prepared something more traditionally German, but all of the siteseeing was brilliant Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Go ashore to this delightful German holiday resort, beautiful cafes and restaurants. A few minutes walk from the cruise terminal, through the rail station (Bahnhof)and you're in the middle of town. Take the little tourist train ride ... Read More
Go ashore to this delightful German holiday resort, beautiful cafes and restaurants. A few minutes walk from the cruise terminal, through the rail station (Bahnhof)and you're in the middle of town. Take the little tourist train ride and you'll see what a clean and traditional town this is with lovely little hotels along the beachfront road and miles, or rather kilometres, of groomed sand with little beach cabin seats. Well worth a visit when you don't want to go to Berlin which is 3 hours away and 3 hours back - a long day with little time to spend in this historic city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
I was surprised at this little port as there didn't seem much to do. there is great rail links to rostock and the level of english spoken is excellent. we saw the sunset over the white sandy beach whilst having cocktails from the ... Read More
I was surprised at this little port as there didn't seem much to do. there is great rail links to rostock and the level of english spoken is excellent. we saw the sunset over the white sandy beach whilst having cocktails from the nearby cuba bar. amazing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011

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