Warnemunde

A famous German seaside resort
Am Strom’s cafés and boutiques
A large beach on the Baltic Sea

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Warnemünde/Berlin

Silvery dunes

The Warnemünde quarter in Rostock is a famous German seaside resort that you can visit when you reach the German coasts on your MSC cruise of northern Europe.
At the mouth of the river Warnow, in the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques. With an excursion during the cruise, you can continue towards Schwerin.

Surrounded by lakes and with a fairytale Schloss that tickles the imagination, the town represents a pleasant surprise, given by the architecture and spirit of a historic capital. Continuing the excursion you can admire Lubecca, one of the few cities along Europe's northern coasts that preserves the glory of medieval times.

For more than two centuries the standard bearer of the Hanseatic League, this was one of the wealthiest and most powerful of European cities, the Venice of the Baltic. The commercial opulence is best expressed in its architecture: from the oldest Rathaus in Germany to the churches with the tallest bell-towers to the merchants’ mansions.

Lubecca is the first city in Northern Europe to be included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1987. Finally, you should not leave out a visit to the cosmopolitan Berlin, the largest and liveliest city in Germany. Amongst the monuments to visit are the Brandebourgh Gate. Situated close to the Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament, the monument, designed on the model of Athens’ Acropolis, was built as the city’s arch of triumph in 1791 and soon became the symbol of unified Germany.

The Brandenburg Gate looms over the ornamental gardens in Pariser Platz which extends eastwards towards the wide, tree-lined Unter den Linden avenue, that means “Beneath the linden trees”, flanked by shops and cafés.

Must see places in Warnemunde

Discover our excursions

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  • A TASTE OF ROSTOCK

    CITY TOUR

    WAR01

    Make the most of your call in Warnemünde and spend half a day exploring the gorgeous old Hanseatic city of Rostock. Accompanied by your guide you will board a boat in Warnemünde for an enjoyable 1-hour cruise along the river with some nice chances to take photos for your memory book. You will arrive in Rostock to start a walking tour that will introduce you to the city and its gabled, brick-fronted houses and main landmarks. After a chance to visit the 13th-century Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Mary, Rostock’s largest and most important, you’ll move on to the Kröpeliner Gate, built around 1900, the 13th-century city hall, Rostock University, founded in 1419, and the 13th-century Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Cross. As seeing the sights can be thirsty work and since Germany prides itself in its traditionally brewed beers, you’ll head for a local brewery for a refreshing beer-tasting session. A relaxing 30-minute coach journey back to Warnemünde and your waiting ship will then bring the tour to a close. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only. Only cameras without a flash allowed inside St. Mary Church. Conservative attire recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.
    • Tasting included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      4:30 h

    • Adults£55.00Price per person

    • Children£39.00Price per person

  • BERLIN

    CITY TOUR

    WAR02

    Promising to deliver the best of Berlin, this all-day tour begins with a scenic 3-hour coach drive through northern Germany to meet your guide in the big city. The tour will then take you to Charlottenburg Palace, a vast complex in Baroque-/Rococo-style that dates back to the late 17th-/early 18th centuries. After a chance to take some photos, you will move on through the west of Berlin, driving down Kurfürstendamm, then passing the 19th-century Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, Germany’s largest department store. As you head for East Berlin, the route will take you past the 19th-century Victory Column and Potsdamer Platz before you will have some free time to explore the area around the Brandenburg Gate. During the communist era, this was the site of the terrifying “death strip”, but now freed of this oppressive spectre, the area welcomes visitors with the German Reichstag building on the one and the lovely Unter den Linden boulevard on the other side. Re-connect with your guide at the nearby Holocaust Memorial before heading for East Berlin, passing Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie – an iconic reminder of the former political division – and Alexanderplatz with its imposing TV tower. The excursion will also give you chance to take a look at what is left of the Berlin Wall before heading back to Warnemunde and to your ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        9:30 h

      • Adults£89.00Price per person

      • Children£62.00Price per person

    • BERLIN ON YOU OWN

      CITY TOUR

      WAR05

      This unguided tour of Berlin begins with an approx. 3-hour drive by coach, after which you can spend some additional 3.5 hours exploring one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Europe at your leisure. Your starting point in Berlin will be the Brandenburg Gate; instructions on how best to get around town and maps to reach the main sights and monuments will be provided. Some of the must-sees Berlin is known for include the 19th-century Victory Column and Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz with its imposing TV tower, Checkpoint Charlie – an iconic reminder of the former political division – to mention only a few. However, as this tour is all about what you want to see in the German capital, the choice of what to see is yours alone to make. Just be sure to be at Brandenburg Gate in good time to board your return coach to Warnemünde and your ship. Please note: Gests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made. This tour is not available on following MSC Opera calls: 18 & 29 May 2016 and 04 September 2016.
      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        4:30 h

      • Adults£69.00Price per person

      • Children£52.00Price per person

    • BERLIN SIGHTSEEING ENDING AT THE AIRPORT

      CITY TOUR

      WAR02D

      Promising to deliver the best of Berlin, this all-day tour begins with a scenic 3-hour coach drive through northern Germany to meet your guide in the big city. The tour will then take you to Charlottenburg Palace, a vast complex in Baroque-/Rococo-style that dates back to the late 17th-/early 18th centuries. After a chance to take some photos, you will move on through the west of Berlin, driving down Kurfürstendamm, then passing the 19th-century Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, Germany’s largest department store. As you head for East Berlin, the route will take you past the 19th-century Victory Column and Potsdamer Platz before you will have some free time to explore the area around the Brandenburg Gate. During the communist era, this was the site of the terrifying “death strip”, but now freed of this oppressive spectre, the area welcomes visitors with the German Reichstag building on the one and the lovely Unter den Linden boulevard on the other side. Re-connect with your guide at the nearby Holocaust Memorial before heading for East Berlin, passing Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie – an iconic reminder of the former political division – and Alexanderplatz with its imposing TV tower. The excursion will also give you chance to take a look at what is left of the Berlin Wall before heading back to Berlin airport. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only. This tour is available only aboard and ends at Berlin airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
      • Long route by bus

      • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

      • Duration
        9:30 h

      • Adults£89.00Price per person

      • Children£62.00Price per person

    • EXPLORE WARNEMUNDE ON FOOT

      CITY TOUR

      WAR07

      This is an invitation to the quaint seaside town of Warnemunde! Leave the ship, meet your guide and start a pleasant 2-hour walk into the heart of the town. The itinerary will include “Alte Strom”, the old harbour entrance to Rostock, now a lovely promenade to stroll around where fishing boats, yachts and little sailing boats moor. Take a look at the old fisherman houses and café and the old lighthouse dating back to 1897. Your guide will provide you with plenty of information about the history of the town as you pass along the beach promenade to the “Kurhaus”, an interesting Art Déco building. At the end of the tour, you may opt to return to the port or stay at the “Alte Strom” for some quality shopping time or to enjoy a coffee (not included). Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available only for guests in transit in this port.
        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          2:30 h

        • Adults£22.00Price per person

        • Children£19.00Price per person

      • HIGHLIGHTS OF HAMBURG ENDING AT AIRPORT

        CITY TOUR

        WAR07D

        Leave the vessel and discover the elegant city of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest metropolis. After leaving the port, an enjoyable a 2.5-hour coach ride will take you see the most important sights. As you explore the city and learn more about its past, you will get to see the city hall, the impressive St. Michael’s Church and amble through the narrow street of the 17th-century Krameramtsgasse, a real journey back in time. Your scenic tour of Hamburg will also take you past the man-made Alster lakes and the “Speicherstadt”, the old warehouse district, with its picturesque canals. Some free time to have lunch at your leisure (not included in the price of the tour) will be followed by second part of the panoramic tour of the city before reaching Hamburg airport. Please note: this tour is available only aboard and ends at Hamburg airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport. Conservative attire recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only.
        • Long route by bus

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          9 h

        • Adults£85.00Price per person

        • Children£62.00Price per person

      • THE FAIRYTALE CITY OF SCHWERIN

        CITY TOUR

        WAR03

        About a 1-hour drive to the south of Rostock is where you will find an all-German chance to step back in time at the historical town of Schwerin, situated on the shores of the scenic Lake Schwerin in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. These fairy-tail environs are the destination of this entertaining tour, which begins with your coach transfer from the port. You will then meet your guide and amble down the narrow old streets to reach the imposing brick Gothic cathedral in the middle of town, along with the beautiful buildings flanking the marketplace. You only have to look around to see the old town hall and the so-called “new building” from the 18th-century along with its 14 pillars. Strolling on, you will then head for the utterly amazing Schwerin Castle, which is surrounded by palatial gardens and sits on an island in Lake Schwerin. This celebration of romantic Historicism was created in the mid-19th century and stepping out into its meticulously manicured two-tiered gardens – one at water level and the other set higher with a fragrant orangery – is sure to transport you to a world of royal pleasures, at least for a little while. You’ll also have some time to explore the centre of Schwerin on your own or find a place to have a snack (not included in the price of the tour) before you begin your return journey to Warnemünde and your ship. Please note: this tour includes extensive periods of walking (approx. 3 hours); it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. All sites all wheelchair-friendly guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made. Limited number of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only.
          • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Moderate

          • Duration
            6 h

          • Adults£59.00Price per person

          • Children£42.00Price per person

        • THE HANSEATIC CITY OF LUBECK

          CITY TOUR

          WAR04

          Warnemünde makes an excellent starting point to pay one of northern Germany’s cultural gems a visit: Lübeck, a Hanseatic city situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea and proud owner of an extensive and superbly preserved medieval quarter that has earned it a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A 2-hour coach drive through north Germany’s bucolic countryside to Lübeck begins your tour, after which you’ll meet your guide and begin your enjoyable city itinerary. The city abounds with reminders of the Hanseatic League’s heyday between the 11th and 17th centuries, from the lovely old streets, buildings and courtyards, through the fabulous Holsten Gate and the seven spires of Lübeck’s five churches, right up to the late 13th-century Hospital of the Holy Ghost and the 13th-/14th-century Church of St. Mary, home to the world’s largest mechanical organ. A look at the 14th-/15th-century old town hall is also on the itinerary before you move on to Niederegger House to learn a little about the fine art of making marzipan. Free time is then scheduled for you to spend as you wish, perhaps continuing your exploration of the city or stopping for lunch in one of the many cafés and restaurants (not covered by the price of the tour), before you begin your relaxing coach ride back to Warnemünde and your ship. Please note: this tour includes extensive periods of walking (approx. 2.5 hours) on uneven terrain; it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in German only. Conservative attire recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.
            • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

              Difficulty Level
              Moderate

            • Duration
              7 h

            • Adults£72.00Price per person

            • Children£55.00Price per person

          The excursions in the programme above are intended to provide MSC Cruises guests with an idea of the different tours which can be arranged in each port of call; this programme is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. 
          Shore excursions programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.
           
          Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

          Reach the port

          Port of Warnemünde

          This section contains information on how to reach the port.

          Cruise Terminal:

          Warnemünde Cruise Center   
          Am Passagierkai 3
          18119 Rostock-Warnemünde

          REACH THE PORT BY

          • Car

            The cruise terminal is a 25-minute drive from Rostock city centre along state road B103 to Warnemünde and the cruise terminal.
            Car

            Parking Information

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            • When you arrive at the port of Warnemünde, (Passagierkai) comfortably reach the pick-up point at luggage drop off zone outside the cruise terminal where the parking service staff will be waiting for you to look after your car. 
            • At the end of your cruise you will be able to collect your vehicle at the same place where you left it.
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            VEHICLE DAYS RATES
            Car 8 € 109 Car 12 € 139 Car 18 € 149
            Suv(7 seats)-Van(9 seats) 8 € 109 Suv(7 seats)-Van(9 seats) 12 € 139 Suv(7 seats)-Van(9 seats) 18 € 149
            Camper 8 € 129 Camper 12 € 159 Camper 15 € 169
          • Train

            The Warnemünde Cruise Terminal is a 25-minute Suburban train journey from Rostock city centre. The railway station is just 5 minutes from the cruise terminal. Berlin is about 2 hours from Warnemünde by train or coach.
            Train

          Germany

          On the routes of the Hanseatic League
          On the routes of the Hanseatic League

          Nowadays a holiday to northern Germany will take you to visit a region of bucolic charm.

          Notwithstanding the Land’s capital Kiel, a brusque, working port, it is free of urban development, its gentle Baltic coast notched by fjords, its west coast wind-blown and wild, and everywhere canopied by colour-washed skyscapes that have long captivated many an artist’s imagination. Even Lübeck wears its history lightly. Sure, the one-time city-state has a tale as rich and complex as any plotline by its local son, Thomas Mann. Yet at the core of its appeal is nothing more complicated than one of the most enigmatic old towns in Germany, with a heritage and sense of cultural worth handed down from centuries at the head of the Hanseatic League.

          Once you’ve ticked off the cultural heavyweights of Hamburg and Lübeck, a holiday to Schleswig-Holstein during your MSC Northern Europe cruise – with Schleswig’s fine beaches and marram-grass dunes, candy-striped lighthouses, commercial ports on deep fjords, and changeable weather, and Holstein’s distinctly Nordic feel – will be one of pure natural wonder.