Germany&MV: Do’s & Don’ts

Neptun Shopping Centre – shopping inside an old shipyard

When visiting the Neptun Shopping Centre for the first time, you may notice the unusual architecture, which is really different from what is normal for a Shopping Centre. The reason goes back to the history of the hall: The Neptun Shopping Centre opened in 2008 and is located in the former “Neptunwerft” (“Neptun-shipyard”), an old shipbuilding […]

Ice-cold enjoyment at M-V’s biggest ice-stadium

All ice-princesses and ice-princes pay attention! If you want to do some sports in winter in Rostock, you can proceed on seductively slippery terrain. The biggest ice-stadium in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern welcomes you to go ice-skating every year from September to April. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, young and old meet at pleasant temperatures and cool DJ-music […]

Swimming in Gehlsdorf – “Einfach Wohlfühlen”

  Have you ever questioned yourself where to swim in Rostock? Probably you’ve discovered the natatorium “Neptun” or the Baltic Sea but latter can be a chilly experience especially in the wintertime. For this and typically rainy coast weather the indoor swimming pool in Gehlsdorf is a good option to chill and relax. The pool […]

A whole new world? Not!

As some of my fellow students are drowning the Frozen-Yoghurt-Shop “fröhlich” in a flood of overwhelming compliments, it looks like I am the devil of the story. To be honest, I am playing in the team of the “Eiswerkstatt”-lovers. BUT (index finger up) – those new pictures of the fröhlich-bubblewaffles made me curious – reeeeally […]

Day trip to Stralsund

This April I took a spontaneous one-day-trip to Stralsund. One morning friends of mine were calling me up saying they parked in front of my apartment with a full picnic basket and wanted to drive to Stralsund. Right. My exact thought as well. What is Stralsund?! I didn’t know what to quickly grab. Do I […]

Planning a day trip

The weather is starting to get better — even the sun is back in Rostock (sometimes). Perfect time to start doing more outdoor stuff again. As it can be still very windy up at the baltic sea in Warnemünde and therefore challenging to even make the walk up to the lighthouse at times (this walk […]

Easter Struggle

When I got off the tram at Rostock’s Neuer Markt square, a huge sign saying “Ostermarkt” catched my eyes. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw at all. Instantly I looked at my phone to check the date. Quite confused I realized that Easter Holidays are about to come up. Didn’t we just celebrate New […]

For those of you who are not into souvenirs of the typical kind, but still want to take something home from your trip to the Baltic Sea, here’s a tip: The Ostseemühle offers a huge variety of different regional products, with focus on oil, mustard and flour. You can find their small yet amazingly stocked shop […]

KTV!? – Kinda To Vapid

When I first moved to Rostock 5 years ago, people told me that there is no better place to live as a student in Rostock than in the KTV (Kröpeliner Tor Vorstadt). The Hansaviertel and Innenstadt are fine, Südstadt and Altstadt okay, but don’t even thing about any other place to live is what people […]