Traditional façades, Rostock.
With barely 200,000 inhabitants, Rostock is the largest city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Once an active trading port of the Hanseatic League, it became a major shipbuilding and shipping centre in the industrial era, and as such was a prime target for Allied bombings in WWII.
The University of Rostock, founded in 1419, is the third oldest in Germany and the oldest in continental northern Europe.
At the estuary of the river Warnow, the district of Warnemünde is one of East Germany's most popular seaside resorts.
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