Rubber Ducks’ Escape from the Bathtubs of Güstrow

If you visit the relatively small town of Güstrow near the A19 motorway during autumn, you might just get there in time for their annual Rubber Duck Race. Hundreds of tiny yellow rubber ducks are taken from their natural habitat of the homely bathtub, dumped into a river running through Güstrow’s park by the castle, […]

A Walk Among the Dead

Finding a quiet spot in the city isn’t always as easy as it may sound. Surely, there are some in town that are made for a nice afternoon stroll: Rostock’s very own port where all kinds of ships and boats float peacefully on the river Warnow. That lovely green park right behind the Kunsthalle which […]

Birds of a Feather…

…flock together. I guess that’s why Manni and I, once again (a few weeks after our trip to Karl’s), found ourselves on another outing. This time the journey went to the “Vogelpark Marlow“ (bird park). Unlike last time, we had planned ahead, though; we had planned how to get there, packed some snacks and drinks, […]

Parks and Recreation

(K)nope, not talking about these guys! Unfortunately, Leslie and her gang have not made it to Rostock, yet. But, Rostock’s own Parks Department does the job just as well — if not even better. Looking at Rostock from above, you will not only see a lot of green in-between buildings and blocks, but also many […]

A berry funny day

It was a beautiful Saturday in May; the sun was shining high in the sky; the birds were singing in the trees; children were playing outside, laughing happily… And what was I doing? Sitting inside, inside at my desk, inside brooding over some tasks for university. My gaze kept wandering to the window and the […]

Welcome to the Garden of Eden!

Would you like to relax? Do you enjoy silence and just want to listen to the cute chirping of birds? Do you enjoy the presence of beautiful and extraordinary plants? Then you have to visit the stunning botanical garden in Rostock! The botanical garden belongs to the University of Rostock. It’s a big area near the city […]