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travel review from Rostock, Germany
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The remnants of the former hospital buildings now belong to the modern school of music and theatre. The result is a fascinating mix of medieval and modern. I assume the hospital had been in ruins since the war and the …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
updated 1 day ago
The medieval brick gothic basilica of St Peter was heavily damaged by World War II. In DDR times it was left in a miserable state. The rebuilding was only finished in 1994 with the addition of the tall pointed spire. …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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The entire eastern third of the old town was neglected on purpose and left to decay in DDR times. It must have been one of the worst-looking old town quarters in the whole of East Germany after 40 years of …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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The main parish church of the city gives testimony of medieval Rostock’s wealth and power, based on long-distance overseas trade of the Hansa. Rostock’s rich merchants donated the money to build a church to equal the Marienkirche of the mighty …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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Neuer Markt is named „new“ because it was new in the late middle ages when three so far independent quarters united and built a common town hall. The square was surrounded by the beautiful houses of rich patricians before the …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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Kröpeliner Tor, the western gate tower of the old town on the street to Kröpelin, is the only of the four preserved gate towers that is preserved in its more or less original medieval shape. It was built in the …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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Rostock’s main shopping street became the DDR’s first pedestrian mall already in the 1960s. The eastern part between Neuer Markt and Universitätsplatz has many renaissance and baroque houses. The oldest building is no. 82, the medieval parsonage of the hospital. …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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Queen Margaret of Denmark founded the convent of Cistercian nuns next to the town wall in 1270. The convent buildings now host the Kulturhistorisches Museum. Unfortunately I did not have enough time to see the museum. The church is said …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
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University Square is the liveliest spot in the city. University students and shoppers in Kröpeliner Straße mall pass and take a rest underneath the trees. The „Joy of Life“ fountain in the middle of the square (see separate tip) attracts …
travel review from Rostock, Germany
updated 1 day ago
Respect please: The University of Rostock was founded in 1419. It was the first university in the whole of Northern Europe, a centre of humanism that influenced Scandinavia and the Baltic states. In those times it was known as „the …
travel review from Manila, Philippines
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I stayed on and off over a 2 week period and felt very at home here. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. I booked through Booking.com (as always) and even had 2 double beds !! There was a …
travel review from Havana, Cuba
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This church is not that easy to find being on a small promontory at the northern end of the Old Town and tucked away down a side street. I was only only attracted here when seeing the multi-spires. Originally built …
travel review from Havana, Cuba
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Just behind the convent and church of St Francis is a garden dedicated to Mother Teresa of Calcutta and a surprise to find the Byzantine Orthodox Greek cathedral, St Nicholas de Myra at the end. Consecrated in January 2004 by …
travel blog from London, England
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England "s capital from Roman times built on the river Thames. I live 200 miles away from London in the North of England.-- My first visit was at the age of 11,with my Dad,to go to Wembley Stadium [old stadium …
travel review from Heiligendamm, Germany
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The coastline west of Heiligendamm has steep sand bluffs and a forest on top of the cliff - a typical shape on the Baltic Sea coast. The granite boulders, the steep slope and the forest on top make this beach …
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