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Travelanni

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    Rostock, NE Germany. Happy to share my knowledge of the area.
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    Freighter cruising, reading, writing
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    Rickmers Line
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    asia pacific
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  1. Hi, as a resident of Rostock who travels everywhere by train I agree with most of the above comments re the excursion trains to Berlin but please do not confuse the standard of the trains used by the cruise lines with the scheduled trains between Rostock and Berlin. The trains chartered by the cruise lines consists of old, even obsolete, rolling stock no longer used by Deutsche Bahn on their regular services but trotted out every summer for charter. There would be an outcry if local passengers were expected to use them. As to the time taken for the trip, the bus is faster! The trains are on a very busy route for both passengers and freight and, not being part of the regular schedule, have to give way and allow the normal traffic to go through. The trains on the regular schedules have modern, A/C, spacious, open seating cars; they are clean and comfortable; second or economy class is equal to first class in many countries and the slight differences are not worth the extra cost. Unfortunately the regular services do not fit well with the schedules of the cruise ships and, being at the 'end of the line' there is a greater chance of late arrival into Rostock in the evening so DIY to Berlin is not recommended. Although the ship will wait for its own trains it will not wait for late, regular DB trains. The buses, however, have a plan A,B, and even C to deal with delays and do not miss ships. It is more than their business is worth. So, IMHO, the bus is far better than the excursion trains for a day trip to Berlin but if you are travelling between Warnenemünde and Berlin for any other reason then Deutsche Bahn is the way to go. Happy cruising Anni travelanni.webs.com
  2. Hi, Although I have retired (?) from Cruise Critic, as a daily user of a small mobility scooter in Rostock/Warnemünde I feel I must jump in on this one. Warnemünde Access to the town and station is good though it takes a bit longer. Just follow the signs along the quay, up the ramp and follow the footpath. When you get to the rubbish bins (!) - for the station turn sharp left along the first line of cars and take the path straight ahead onto the station platforms: - for the town follow the path straight ahead, turn left, then right over the bridge. I agree that the promenade is lovely but to get there with 'wheels' can be a bit fraught. Some of the footpaths along the harbour (it is not a canal by the way) are a bit steep and not very level but worth the effort. There is access to the promenade by a ramp. If you are going to Rostock by train the other alternative is to turn the opposite way (left) along the road when you leave the ship and take the train from the next station, Warnemünde Werft. This is all new, level and about 10 mins walk from the ship, less if you are berthed on P8. Rostock. All Rostock public transport is wheelchair friendly. The main station has elevators to all levels. You can go straight down from the train platform to the tram platform. Please make sure you take the correct elevator marked CITY, it is the one at the furthest end of the platform. The level numbering can be a bit confusing but the tram platform is level -1. (Please note that your ticket covers both train and tram. There is really nothing of interest along the 20min walk into the city centre) Take tram #4,5 or 6. #4 is usually not so crowded. Tip - do not get off at the Neuer Markt as the market place is cobbled. Go the the next stop, Lange Str, where you will be in the middle of the pedestrian area. Rostock does indeed have many cobbled streets but the main city centre is a pedestrian area, smoothly paved with good kerb inclines. Most of the surrounding main streets and green areas have smooth pavements and easy street crossings. You may have to negotiate some small sections of cobbles to access some of the sights but most of these are 'modern' cobbles and not too bad. Even with the small wheels on my scooter I find riding in the city is comfortable. All in all Rostock is very friendly to those of us who need wheels to get around. I hope it is not too late for the OP who asked this question to read this and that it will help others to enjoy our beautiful and interesting city. Happy cruising :) Anni www.travelanni.webs.com
  3. Dear Members and Contributors, This will be my last post on this forum except as a cruiser seeking advice. As from next week I am taking up a voluntary position within Tourism in order to have more personal contact with our visitors. This of course makes me ineligible to be a contributor within the rules. :( I have enjoyed my time with Cruise critic and hope that I, in my way, have helped cruisers to enjoy their visit to this beautiful area. I would like to thank especially those who have taken the trouble to acknowledge my replies and host Colleen for her expression of appreciation. Also special thanks to 'Sauer Kraut' for answering queries when I have been off on my cargo ship adventures. I will continue to update and add pages to my web site and hope that someone else will take my place as the 'local' for Rostock/Warnemünde. Happy cruising :), Anni www.travelanni.webs.com
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