Rostock - Rostock, Germany

Venue Address: Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Rostock - Rostock, Germany

Rostock - Wikipedia

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Rostock (German pronunciation: ['Rostok]) is the largest city of the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It lies in the Mecklenburgian region of the state, near the border with Pomerania. It is home to approximately 208,000 people and is the third largest city on Germany's Baltic coast, after Lubeck and Kiel. It also happens to be the eighth-largest in the former East Germany region, as well the 39th largest city in Germany. Rostock was the most important and largest port city on East Germany's coast.

Rostock is located at the estuary of River Warnow, which flows into the Bay of Mecklenburg of Baltic Sea. The river flows northwards to the sea, where it joins the Hohe Dune and Warnemunde boroughs. It stretches approximately 16 km (10 mi). The city's center is located further upstream in the very southern part of the city. The majority of Rostock's residents live on the Warnow's western side. However, the Rostock Heath, a port and industrial estates, dominate the east bank. Long sandy beaches dominate the coastline to the east and west of Rostock's river mouth. Named after a Slavic ancestor, the city was named.

Rostock is the only regiopolis in Mecklenburg West Pomerania. It serves as the economic centre of the state. Rostock, the fourth-largest port in Germany, is located after Wilhelmshaven, Bremen/Bremerhaven, and Hamburg. It also happens to be the Baltic's largest port. Rostock, Gedser in Denmark and Trelleborg in Southern Sweden have the busiest ferry routes between Germany and Scandinavia. Rostock-Laage Airport is located in the southeast corner of the city.