I have to be honest with you. I am not from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. I grew up 500 kilometers away, in an area with many mountains. I only moved to Rostock 2 years ago, yet I still want to give you some insider tips. You may ask yourselves why you should take insider-tips from an outsider. But that is precisely the advantage I have. I know how it feels like to be in your position. I know how it feels like not to know anything about M-V. Let me tell you a little story about the Summer in the City.
When I first came here I just wanted to go to the beach. The young girl and the sea. The story of my life. I love the sea. It’s a shame I didn’t have the chance to grow up with it. But maybe I wouldn’t love it as much if I had grown up with it. As you know, the grass is always greener on the other side. However, before I run too far off track, back to the beach. Back to the warm sand between your toes. Back to the scent of salt in your nose. Back to the… hang on, what is THAT?
The scent of sweat? How can there possibly be so many other people packed like sardines at MY beach? Poor young me, I had hoped for some quality time in the peace and silent. Now, I am not even sure whether I find the space to spread my blanket at all. Well, that is the beach of Warnemünde in front of the Teepott. Why don’t we call it sardine tinpot?
Nevertheless, I deserve my quality time! And if I want something, I get it. Usually.
So, I go back to the train station. There is a underpass and many people are passing it. Many people should know what is good. After all, many people know that MY beach is good. So, I thought to myself: I will follow them. Follow them wherever they may go. Oh, there is something tickling my nose. A new scent. What is it?
Urine – nice. But I won’t give up. After leaving the subway, I turn right and see a little ferry. Maybe I should take it and have a look what the other side has ready for me. Great, the ticket is only € 1,40. Give it a try.
The passage is beautiful. I can feel the wind and the sun. I can see cruise liners I couldn’t afford to travel with. Anyway, the cruise with this little ferry is enough for me and affordable fun. And it takes only ten minutes to reach the bright side of the beach.
After leaving the ferry, I can see a huge parking area. I’ll just leave this behind and go ahead. I’m still following the people and they are now turning left. So I do the same. With some more meters to go and I can finally see the beach. Yes, I can see clearly now the people have gone. I can only see a few hundred grains of sand. And still I feel like a sardine.
A sardine in an open beach-sized tin. Well, I’m relaxing now. My outsider advice: do the same and enjoy your day!