Best of Rostock, River Cruise & Microbrewery

ZWD-310 | Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany | See Special Notes

from $109.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Rostock Rostock
  • Microbrewery- Trotzenburg

You will see:

Moderate Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Max. Group Size: 40

Tour Overview

Upon arrival, start your leisurely walking tour through the picturesque square, past the nearly 600-year-old Rostock University into the courtyard of the Holy Cross Convent. Erected in 1270 by Queen Margarete of Denmark, it's the site of a cultural museum today and a highlight of the tour. Other sights are the Fountain of Joy, dedicated to the city's rebirth after World War II, and the Kröpelin Gate. Built in 1270, it's one of the only surviving gates that helped fortify the city during the Middle Ages. Continuing on your guide will lead you along Kröpeliner street which is lined with well-preserved buildings featuring gabled roofs and timbered façades towards the historic Town Hall, seat of the town council for almost 800 years.

Next is an inside visit to St. Mary's Church, the most famous of Rostock's seven medieval churches. Founded in the 13th century, St. Mary's Church is famed for its many attractions. The stunning stained-glass window, which features the Day of Judgment, measures 85 feet tall and is one of the largest single stained glass windows in Europe. Another awe-inspiring sight is the church's astronomical clock. Built in 1472, it sits behind the church's high altar and is the only one of its kind still in working condition and with its original clockworks. Twice a day (at noon and at midnight) the apostles cross before Jesus for a blessing, but Judas, the last in line, is refused. The clock's middle portion features the daily time, a zodiac, moon phases and the month. At the bottom is a calendar that's dated until 2017.

Then, you'll have free time to shop for souvenirs in Market Square before going by coach to the Trotzenburg Micro-Brewery. After seeing the brewing kettle and learning the process of brewing beer, you'll be treated to a freshly brewed glass of beer and a delicious German pretzel. Before leaving, you'll be given a midget Trotzenburg beer glass to take home as a souvenir.

At the conclusion of your visit, you'll return be transferred by motor coach to Rostock Harbour, before a privately chartered boat will take you back during a scenic river cruise of approximately 45 minutes to Warnemunde, the Baltic beach resort purchased as a small fishing village in 1323 by the rich merchants of Rostock to safeguard their access to the sea.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This tour involves extensive walking and is not recommended for passengers with limited mobility.
Passengers must be 18 years or older to participate in the beer tasting.
This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their cruise in Warnemunde. Headsets are provided
Tour sequences may vary to avoid congestions at venues.
The coach for the city tour is equipped with seat belts, guests are required to use them. Guests may not stay on the coach during free time. The tour runs during all weather conditions. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain.
It is advisable to bring some small change of Euro coins as some shops do not accept other currencies nor Credit Cards for small purchases (furthermore, guests may have to pay for public bathroom facilities, usually between 50,- cents and 1,-Euro pp). Please note: many shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Only a few souvenir shops may be open.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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