Best of Rostock, River Cruise & Microbrewery

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

from $99.95*

*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

Your tour begins with a scenic river cruise of approximately 45 minutes from your port of Warnemunde to the city center of Rostock. Next you'll board a motorcoach for a short transfer to the main street of Rostock (Lange Strasse) close to the University Square.

Here, you'll 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 Krpelin 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 Krpeliner street which is lined with well-preserved buildings featuring gabled roofs and timbered faades 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 by motor coach 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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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.

Tour sequences may vary to avoid congestions at venues.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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