Hanse Sail

Once a year at the beginning of August the Hanseatic city of Rostockinvites to the biggest local festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The Hansesail started in 1990 and around 300 ships from more than 10 nations follow the invitations each year and come to Rostock’s port. Mainly sailing ships, windjammer, schooners, steam ice-breakers, paddle wheel steamers, cutters and gaff schooners . Some of them are more than 100 years old and visitors can book a place on a ship while they are out on regattas and cruises.

While the Hanse Sail is running, Rostock and Warnemuende are dotted with rides, gift shops, food and drink stalls. On several stages rock concerts and shows take place. There are more than one million guests every year and have great four days.


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My name is Robert Pötsch. I was born in 1986 in Berlin. In 2006 I moved to Rostock to study english and history at the University of Rostock. In my blogs I want to inform travellers and tourists about Mecklenburg Vorpommern and especially Rostock.


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