Am Strom 58, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 18119, Germany
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Historic buildings in Rostock
Rostock has also been renovating some of its older buildings and finding new uses for them.
This brick building near the harbor was originally built in the early 19th century for grain storage.
In the 1980s, still under the GDR regime, it was saved, renovated and has since been used for harbor and shipping offices.
GPS 54° 5'31.41" North; 12° 8'32.40" East
The western gate tower of the old town on the street to Kröpelin is the only of the four preserved gate towers that is preserved in its more or less original medieval shape. It was built in the 13th/14th century in brick gothic and has a height of 54 m.
Former Hospital of St Catherine
The remnants of the former hospital buildings now belong to the modern school of music and theatre. The result is a fascinating mix of medieval and modern. I assume the hospital had been in ruins since the war and the parts that were still standing have been integrated in a new building in honest modern style and technology. An interesting way of dealing with a historical ruin.
I am not sure if I was allowed to walk in and take photos but I did without asking the watchdog at the counter, and no one asked me anything… Behave as if you belong there. The inner courtyards, the two former cloisters, are worth a look (**whispers** and there are free and clean toilets in the corridor to the left).
Location: Am Strande, round the corner from Grubenstraße and the big harbour storage of 1935.
Romantic Nikolai and Petri Quarter
The eastern part of the old town has, so I have been told, been neglected to decay in DDR times. In recent years, however, most houses have been restored. The quarter between Nikolai and Petri church has become the most romantic old town quarter.
The dark red house in the big photo is an old storage building. The gable still bears the crane that was used to lift up the goods to the attic. There are many of these in the streeds closer to the harbour.
The door of an old house
Roses have been planted and benches been put up in front of some houses.
The tall steeple in the background belongs to the church of St Petri.
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Seestrasse 19, Warnemunde, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 18119, Germany