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Hansestadt Rostock

Last year I visited some cities which are former members of the medieval Hanseatic League, like Lübeck and Wismar. Rostock was just a bit too far for the few days I spent in Germany then, but this year it was easier to fit it into our itinerary.

Rostock is the largest city in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (208.000 inhabitants) and located on the river Warnow, not far from the Baltic Sea. The city was first mentioned in 1160 and got city rights in 1218 (or maybe even earlier). It became a wealthy town as a member of the Hanseatic League in the late Middle Ages.

Seen here are the old city walls, which surrounded the Old Town (Altstadt), and the St Peter’s Church (Petrikirche), built in the 13th century and the oldest of the three churches in the city centre. It is a good example of Brick Gothic architecture, a style which was typical of many Hanseatic cities.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 552/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-23 15:17
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1936 k

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12804 W: 57 N: 22655] (85786)
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