Rostock is one of those cities where you’re faster riding a bike than anything else. If you stay in it’s inner boundaries (Innenstadt, östliche Altstadt, nördliche Altstadt, KTV, STV, Südstadt), you’ll generally reach everything within ten to fifteen minutes. Most bigger roads have bike lanes attached to them, and bycicle stands can very often be found […]
In Germany, unlike many other countries, shops are normally closed on Sundays and sometimes especially elderly people even get upset with McDonalds or bakeries being open – or even worse: ‚Verkaufsoffene Sonntage‘ – Sundays where stores are allowed to be open. These are, however, rare, so for me this trading situation very regularly creates the […]
When taking a stroll along the beach, you will normally stumble across people bathing in the nude; something not regularly seen in most other places.
Where I grew up, the closest I got to water sports was a small sailing club on a small lake nearby with no wind to accelerate the boats. You may feel like I did when I came to Rostock: Obliged to grab the opportunity to try out surfing, sailing, SUP, diving, …
There are a thousand and one reasons why it can be necessary to kill a couple of hours (between 12 p.m. and 5 a.m.) at a station anywhere in Germany. You might have missed a bus, locked yourself in the train bathroom, or spent Sunday in some far-off city with the obligation to be present […]
Rostock, though a town of humble size, when compared to the Hamburgs or even New Yorks in the World, is host to a branch of education that cannot be found very often.
Picture this image from a Hollywood romance: A boy and a girl – freshly fallen in love, sitting by a campfire by the sea and enjoying a glass of red wine.