Rostock, Venue of the 4th International Symposium Interface Biology of Implants (IBI) 2012, from 09 - 12 May 2012

One of the most picturesque places in Rostock is the Neuer Markt (New Market Square), with the Town Hall. The square also preserved six original, beautifully restored, gable houses from the 15th and 16th centuries.

St. Mary`s Church Marienkirche, on Ziegenmarkt, is an imposing Brick Gothic church. Built in the 13th century, it was enlarged and modified at the end of the 14th century into the present cross-shaped basilica.

The main pedestrian precinct is Kröpeliner Straße, that runs east from the Neuer Markt to the 14th-century Kröpeliner Tor, a former town gate. The main buildings of Rostock University lie at Universitätsplatz, near the middle of the street, in front of the lively fountain of zest for life (Brunnen der Lebensfreude).

Some parts of the medieval city wall, with four town gates, still remain.
Warnemünde is the seaside part of Rostock and a major attraction of the city.

Being a centre of maritime traffic, the district of Warnemünde comprises numerous navigational aids, the oldest is the lighthouse, which is currently still in use. In the summer, the about 37 metres (121 ft) high tower allows visitors to enjoy an impressive view over the Baltic Sea and the Northern districts of Rostock.

In the vicinity of the canal called der Alte Strom (Old Channel), with its various restaurants, pubs and traditional fishing boats, regional specialties are offered on a fish market.

Warnemünde’s broad, sandy beaches are the largest on the German Baltic Sea coast and stretch out over a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi).


Copyright pictures: Angelika Heim, René Legrand, Holger Martens


Optionally, there are the following sightseeing tours:

Guided tour in the city center
Visit the main streets, squares and buildings in the historic city center.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Mon-Sat 14:00
additional Thu 18:00 and Sun 11:00

Tour of Rostock by bus

Duration: 1 hour
Times should be ask in the Tourist Information Center

Ticket sales and meeting place:
Tourist information center
Neuer Markt 3, 18055 Rostock
Tel: +49 (0) 381381-2222
Fax: +49 (0) 381381-2601