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Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

1. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local stories from a German-speaking guide. Gaze up at the distinctive spire of the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church). Meet your tour guide and head to the picturesque Old Market Square, located in the center of the historic Old Town. Here you will see some of the most important historical landmarks making up the UNESCO cultural world heritage.  Listen to the stories your guide can share about the history of these buildings while walking towards the strong defensive wall of Stralsund.  Learn about the Hanseatic League and why Stralsund was such an important destination back in medieval times. Next, marvel at the amazing city hall building and St. Nicholas Church before returning to the Old Market Square. Along the way, receive tips from your guide about local places to eat and drink, so that you can continue discovering Stralsund after the tour.

Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

2. Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Warnemuende, and then embark on a guided walking tour of the former fishing village. See the typical gabled houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, complete with half-timbered façades and ornamental doors. Admire the Old Stream canal lined with brightly-painted boats and quaint cafés. After this brief introduction to the seaside resort you may consider to return here after the end of the tour to browse the boutiques or try a piece of cake or a typical fish sandwich. Ride the commuter train and tram to Rostock to explore the largest city of Mecklenburg. Stroll the streets of the Hanseatic university town and visit the lively market squares. Admire buildings such as the medieval monastery of the Monastery of the Holy Cross and the church of St. Marien. Benefit from some leisure in the central square to browse the shops or enjoy a tasty snack. Learn more about the Rostocks past and present at the town hall or the university and the medieval town wall. Return to the port by public transportation. 

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

3. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local history on this private guided tour of Old Town, top attractions, hidden gems, and the most important historical landmarks. Choose between a 2, 3, or 4-hour tour. During the 2-hour tour, see the defense city walls with multiple towers and gates, such as the famous Kniepertor and Kütertor. Hear the fascinating history of a city desired by all countries. Visit Old Town and Alter Markt (Old Market Square) to see the town hall and Wulflamhaus buildings. See St. Nicholas Church and St. Mary’s Church, and marvel at the impressive interior, including the main altar and organs. To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour tour to add St. Jakobi Kirche, Heilgeist Kirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), and a stop at the harbor to your trip. Reach the local harbor and take in fantastic views of the marina and pearl on the water, Gorch Fock, the beautiful sailing ship with great history. Extend your tour to 4 hours and experience a boat cruise. If you want to marvel at Stralsund's profile and feel the pride of this region, going on the water is a must. Cruise from starboard to port under the Rugenbruck, around the Danholm, and past the shipyard and back. Whether choosing the 2, 3, or 4-hour option, enjoy a tour program adapted to the preferences of your group. As an added perk, get tips about local restaurants, patisserie, and pubs to continue your exploration of the area after the tour.

Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rostock and hear true, fascinating local history Walk around Old Town and see top attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the most important historical landmarks, boasting an impressive history spanning 800 years, and one of the most important members of the medieval Hanseatic League. Explore strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates. Marvel at amazing Rathaus and Estates House, and see St. Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). Stroll down to visit the monumental St. Nikolaikirche. Choose between options to see St. Petrikirche and the fantastic Monk Gate. Reach the local harbor with fantastic views of Marina, a beautiful sailing area with great history. Extend your tour to visit Culture Museum Rostock, located in the historic monastery of the Holy Cross. Check out some great exhibits, with a new section with coins and art, including the story of how Rostock lost its collection during the war and under the DDR.

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What people are saying about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29 reviews

We toured on May 27, 2019. We had an excellent guide for this tour. Unfortunately I do not recall his name. He was most knowledgeable and professional but also seemed to be enjoying himself. We were off the cruise ship but had no difficulty finding him for the tor.

This was an excellent tour with moderate walking required. Our guide was fantastic and provided great insight to all the history of this region as well as personal experience growing up in east Germany.

It was a great tour! A good mix of walking and bus tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and he brought the history of Berlin alive for us. Well worth the time and money!

The tour was paced well and provided plenty of time for questions. The guide was friendly and informative. Thank you for a very enjoyable morning!

Tour guide, outstanding. Content, interesting and informative. Two thumbs up...