Once a year before Christmas at the Baltic Sea and Warnow, blazes of light turn Rostock’s historical city center from Neuer Markt to Kröpeliner Tor to the port into the biggest Christmas market of northern Germany, which is also one of the most beautiful of the region. Stately old piles and churches, having witnessed Rostock’s glorious past as a Hanseatic City, guard the hustle and bustle on the lively market.
There is the sweet smell of mulled wine and of Christmas cookies, of smoked sausages and of other treats. Visitors can expect calm and peaceful entertainment, carousels and a Ferris wheel, presents for Santa Claus, live music and an entertaining Christmas program for kids.
Rostock’s Christmas market offers highlights for the whole family: A mile full of delicious food stands, a funfair, magical stage acts, a fairytale forest, a historical market and a section with artistic craftworks make sure that everybody will get the right Christmas spirit. Combine your Christmas shopping with an unforgettable trip for the whole family – visit Rostock and experience the open-minded and hospitable flair of our Hanseatic City with its vivid tradition, gothic churches, gables and towers.