Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Warnemunde, a colorful and leisurely port

Dock at Warnemunde, Germany as the Norwegian Star headed out to the Baltic Sea

 Warnemunde, Germany, a district in the city of Rostock, the first stop on our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise back in May, proved to be a pleasant and colorful stop.

Not knowing exactly what we were going to encounter, my wife and I disembarked from the Norwegian Star on that Tuesday morning to find the small touristy town entertaining.

To get to the main downtown section only took about  a 15-minute walk along the waterfront to the small village that offered a wide variety of food and curios.

And we quickly found the “restroom” which was on the main street, although it did cost a little bit to use which wasn’t any big deal.

We usually don’t stay close to the ship so we meandered through the small downtown area observing churches, restaurants and clothing stores.

The word “cobblestone” to some conjures up a feeling of “romanticism," but that’s not the way I looked at it following our stop the next day.

But we did stop long enough in Warnemunde to watch a worker constructing a cobblestone street. The process was interesting and, as expected, it does take quite a bit of time to make everything fit and look nice.

A street performer was hanging out on the bridge, dressed out in white, hoping for touristy tips, of which we did participate.

The town also serves as a railhead for those on cruises who want to visit Berlin. The trip from Warnemunde to Berlin takes about three hours and just as long getting back.

It was time we decided to spend in the city and around the waterfront.

Upon getting off the ship we came across my wife’s favorite fruit — strawberries. There was a stand offering up the sweet treats.

Because my wife is a stroke survivor and can’t cover much territory very fast, the seaside town offered the perfect outing.

Next post: Sept. 8, 2015

No comments:

Post a Comment