PentaBuzz: The Summer Festivities of Rostock

When it comes to summertime in Rostock, it’s all about two things…jazz and boats!

26th Hanse Sail: 11th – 14th August

For the last 25 years this beautiful Gothic maritime city has celebrated a nautical festival like no other in Europe. The theme for this year’s Hanse Sail is ‘Adventure,’ so if you’ve never visited this unsung hero of a city, then why not take the plunge and join the adventure.

There’s over 200 traditional vessels expected to demonstrate an ‘extremely unique flair’ – The mesmerising visual could be likened to a contemporary reconstruction of the voyage of 10,000 ships to Troy.

This Nautical Celebration produces some breathtaking sights...
This Nautical Celebration produces some breathtaking sights…

Fancy hopping aboard? You’ll be more than welcome to set out on a voyage of adventure on one of the iconic ships…

However if you’re more of a land lover, the festival also contains onshore funfairs and an opening classical concert, so there’s more than enough going on to keep yourself entertained.

This spectacular procession of the sea encourages over 1.5 million visitors each year, which means you’re in for a good old knees up whilst you’re there! Just don’t rock the boat…

See More Jazz in Rostock: 19th – 21st August

Swing in Style at the See More Jazz Festival in Rostock and click to the beat at venues such as the city’s Monastry Gardens and Zoo!

If you’re a fan of the Roaring Twenties and familiar with the scene of Jay Gatsby then this is the party for you. Live it up and embrace the power of the sax and the beat of the drum, it’s ShowTime! This takes place just after the Hanse Sail, so we can say with great confidence; Rostock is the place to be during August…

Both events add a contemporary element to this Gothic city that is drenched in history, including the fact that it’s home to one of the world’s oldest universities, built in 1409! Rostock is a city that’s made for summertime and although it may not be as lively as some of Germany’s more renowned cities in terms of nightlife, it more than makes up for it with elegance and maritime feel.

The events add a contemporary element to this Gothic city...
The events add a contemporary element to this Gothic city…

If you’re looking to attend these stylish and social events this summer, why not stay in a chic and modish venue; Pentahotels perhaps?

The hotel itself, fits in with the city’s Gothic surroundings and may be a welcome sight after a day of living it large…don’t worry the pentalounge awaits, where you’re encouraged to kick-back, relax and enjoy a drink, or 3.

So if you’re seeking adventure and Rostock is pulling you in…Visit for hotel availability and room rates.

Fly direct with Eurowings to Rostock from Cologne from £95. Eurowings also fly from London Heathrow to Rostock, however that requires a stop off in Stuttgart. Prices start from £248.

Visit for routes and flight prices.

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