Warnemünde Travel Guide

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Warnemünde Things to Do

  • Touring by Boat

    The history of the former fishing village of Warnemuende, now a summer resort area, is inextricably intertwined with the sea and has a reputation for being one of the finest "bathing" resorts on the Baltic. Am Alten Strom is a colorful, and scenic place, with large and small touring boats, sailboats and the like tied up on the inlet. The whole...

  • "Ostseebad Warnemuende Leuchtturn"

    A lot of people seem to have a fascination for lighthouses, and if you are one of these, Warnemuende has a rather beautiful one made of brick. Built in 1897, the Warnemuende Lighthouse ("Leuchtturm") rises nearly 100 feet where it can be seen by ships on the Baltic Sea and those on the river. Today, however, it has become quite a tourist attraction...

  • Go Fly a Kite!!

    Warnemunde, being right on the Baltic Sea, has a lovely wide beach which I'm sure some intrepid people use for swimming. But people also come here to FLY KITES!! "Watch for low-flying kites!!" is what I believe the sign reads. The day we were in Warnemuende the weather was mostly sunny and there was a very strong breeze coming off the sea....

  • Warnemuende Werft

    Warnemuende and Rostock (being a Hanseatic City) obviously have many ties to the sea, and the commercial tie may just be the presence of shipyards and the shipping industry. From our ship's berth and again in town, the towering crains of the Warnemuende Werft are easily seen. Because it appears there are several shipyards (or other industries) in...

  • The Beach at Warnemuende

    In addition to its other charms as a resort town, Warnemuende has a very nice beach. It is quite wide and long enough for a very pleasant day of sunbathing. The day we arrived was very windy and the water was choppy with strong wave action. The water must not have been very warm (is it ever?) because no one did more than get their feet wet. I'm not...

  • Westmole Lighthouse

    It is possible to walk along the Moles to visit the lighthouse here.. there is also another on the Ostmole! If you visit in winter, make sure you wrap up warmly!! It's freeeeezing! The lighthouses serve the ferries and cruise ships.

  • Teepott Restaurant

    The Teepott, built in 1968, is a well known Warnemuende restaurant, I didn't visit as I was saving my appetite for the local speciality Fischbroetchen!The website has loads of interesting photos and historical facts about it's design, decline and resurrection... in English and German. (It seems that in former GDR times one had to know the head...

  • For the Best views in Town!!

    My friend knew that it was possible to take the lift to the top of the Hotel Neptun (lift number 4 - The Sky Bar) and see some of the most breathtaking views over Warnemuende and the Baltic coast. When we arrived at the Sky Bar we found it to be closed and undergoing plans for renovation.. it was still possible to quietly walk around, take photos...

  • DWD - Deutscher Wetterdienst

    This building is the meteorological office for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Baltic region. They read the weather and make the forecasts.

  • The Sea Promenade

    Warnemünde has been a seaside resort for almost 200 years. More than 100 years ago a ea promenade was built alongside the beach, with various hotels and bed and breakfasts in resort style architecture.

  • The Teepot

    At the base of the lighthouse is Warnemündes famous Teepot (Teapot), a round building with a curved roof, built in 1967/68. Cafes and restaurants offer a unique view of the beach and the sea. On the ground floor the exhibition “Reinhold Kasten – the greatest adventurer of the 20th century” displays 8000 souvenirs and rarities from around the world.

  • The Lighthouse

    The lighthouse, which was built in 1897/8 is 32 meters high and made of white glazed bricks. It is open from Easter through to autumn with a wonderful panoramic view of Warnemünde and the Baltic Sea, the beach and the port entrance.

  • Try the fresh fish!

    "Backfisch Udo" was recommended to us by a local Rostocker! We found the boat on Am Strom and bought a few bread rolls with rollmops and Bismark Herring for 2E each.

  • Take a stroll through the town....

    .. to see some of the remaining quaint little fishermen's houses (in this case complete with local carrying a ladder.)

  • Warnow Shipyard

    Warnow, just a little to the west of Warnemuende, is a thriving, modern shipyard - building huge seagoing vessels much larger than the little cruisers usually seen in the waters around the coast here.You can just see the shipyard, in the middle right of the picture, with industrial Rostock in the background.


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Warnemünde Restaurants

  • Seafood fast-food style

    In the harbour you will see ships where they sell different kinds of fish ready for eating. It is a local thing and real good to my taste … so don't miss out on it :) Fish burgers .. marinaded herrings .. fryed fish on sticks :)

  • If You Can't Live Without Fast Food,...

    Given that I have spent a fair sum of money to travel to a foreign country, my first choice of restaurants for lunch would be a local restaurant with German food instead of a McDonald's. BUT, if you can't go another day without a Big Mac and french fries, there's a McDonald's tucked in between the shops and local restaurants right here in...

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Warnemünde Transportation

  • Another tourist train: Strandbahn...

    To get around you can take the Sightseeing train/bus called Stransbahn. It is a tourist trap, but at least you don't have to walk. The Strandbahn starts at the Alten Strom and travels via the Mühlenstraße and Parkstraße. Thereafter the small train goes along the weather station, the Kurhaus and "die Mole".Operating times:Apr-Oct daily 11.30AM -...

  • All Aboard!

    There are regular train services to Rostock from Warnemuende but in "The Good Old Days" there were international express trains to Berlin and Copenhagen! Hard to imagine it now.

  • Getting there by ferry

    The best way to cross the Warnow River - you can use the street along the banks too, but it takes about one hour during rish hour and the ferry takes three minutes only...€ 0.90/person and €2.80/car


Warnemünde Warnings and Dangers

  • Weather Warning Dont be Fooled by the...

    by Mariajoy Written Jan 5, 2007

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    If, like me, you must take your holiday in January on the Baltic coast of Eastern Germany, make sure you have adequate weather proof clothing... ie thermal underwear, thick socks, several layers and a good windproof coat, hat, gloves scarf etc etc. You see that windsock in the photo?? That was ram-rod straight, the whole time I was there.. not one tiny movement... the wind was so fierce that the windsock was permanently rigid - it's a wonder that bloke could stand at all!

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    Climate in Warnemünde

    by Leipzig Written Sep 11, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 6 – 15°C ( 43 - 59°F ); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 47°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 17 – 20°C ( 63 - 68°F ); min: 12 - 14°C ( 52 - 57°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 16°C ( 45 - 60°F); min: 7 - 11°C ( 45 – 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )
    Watertemperature: in winter around 2°C ( 36°F ), in summer around 17°C ( 63°F) in average.

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Warnemünde Off The Beaten Path

  • Take the Train to Rostock

    Warnemuende is actually part and parcel of the old Hanseatic town of Rostock. In fact, it is only 10 miles north of Warnemuende making it very easy to hop a local train to get there. The train ride is a short, pleasant one. Along the route you will see large apartment blocks, garden plats, some with their own little weekend garden huts, the...

  • Record shop (just for insiders)

    This is just for me and some happy few record collectors. The store is called COAAST and you can find it in front of the Lighthouse.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Warnemünde Sports & Outdoors

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    by TheView Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the great beach the local Ultimate club Endzonis has for the last 15 years (2008) arrange a great Beach Ultimate tournament named Sunofthebeach. I will recommend it warmly to anybody who loves the great game of Ultimate. The tournament is played as open but most teams are coming and playing mixed.

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  • Warnemuende from ccruise ship

    Usually getting in Warnemuende is by cruise ship. So, my tip for those, that arrive by ship and stay here for 10-12 hours. Cruise ship shore excursions are expensive Alternatively, you may spend all your time in Rostock and Warnemunde, or exploring nearby surrounding by local train - the train station is 100 m near the peer. Another option is to...

  • Am Strom

    Am Strom is the street along the old harbour. This is your starting point. You can go to the lighthouse, the beach or into the village.While walking along the Am Strom waterfront you will be not alone; it's the favorite pastime of both visitors and locals.

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