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Overlooking the Warnow River, Rostock is a place of architectural treasures. Brick Gothic landmarks still dot the cityscape, as well as the spires of medieval churches. But this isn't just a great destination for lovers of city breaks and urban escapades. There's also the proximity of the Baltic Sea, whose tranquil waters attract visitors from across Germany and the world. In fact, if you've never thought of Germany as a place for paddling about in the sea and lazing on the sand, you may be about to change your mind.

Things to see

One of the main reasons Rostock is so popular is the Warnemünde quarter – a very pretty seaside resort lapped by the waters of the Baltic. On the mouth of the Warnow, it's famed for its wide sandy beaches which are perfect for basking, relaxing or going for a dip amid the waves. There's also the distinctive lighthouse, a tower of glazed white bricks that wink in the sun. The high-up balconies offer spectacular views across the sea. Another landmark of Warnemünde is the "Teepott" building, with its unique curving roof. Meanwhile, back in the centre of Rostock, you can go for a wander through the main market square which is dominated by the Town Hall with its coral-pink Baroque façade. On a sunny afternoon you should also make time to amble along the pedestrianised Kröpeliner Strasse, with its charming gabled houses and rows of shops. The harbour is another great location for whiling away the warm evenings.

Hotels in Rostock

There is a huge variety of hotels in Rostock, which is appropriate for a destination that's been so popular with holidaymakers for generations. You can expect some very high-end accommodation if your budget allows – think premium Egyptian cotton bedding and luxurious on-site spas, saunas and indoor swimming pools. If you have a tighter budget you can still benefit from reliable conveniences such as WiFi in guestrooms and flat-screen televisions, all of which will make your stay in Rostock as comfortable as you can want.

Where to stay

When it comes to picking a hotel in Rostock, you have a number of focal points to choose from. If the sights of the old town, and its many quaint lanes, bars and shops are of the greatest interest, you can stay right in the heart of it all. Alternatively, there are hotels available in Warnemünde, which is perfect for beach lovers who want to be within a stone's throw of the sands. Similarly, you can stay in one of the lavish hotels in Kühlungsborn, a nearby resort town which also gives you great access to the Baltic Sea.

How to get to Rostock

One of the most convenient gateways to this sun-drenched region is the Rostock-Laage Airport, which is very close to the city centre. It only has flights to and from a limited selection of destinations, though. It's more likely that you'll arrive at an airport near Hamburg or Berlin, and then make your way to Rostock on the road or by rail. Ferry services also stop at Rostock. Once here, you can get around easily on foot, or make use of the speedy and efficient tram system.