Travelog: Warnemunde, Germany

Black Watch in Warnemunde, Germany
From the cold and wintry Norway up north, finally, we are now on course set to sunny Caribbean. Well, speaking of cold and wintry, this chilling temperature brought me back to the cold and wintry Warnemunde, a German seaside resort of the city of Rostock in Mecklenburg, Germany. One of the world's busiest cruise ports, Warnemunde is one of the Christmas favourite ports for many cruise ships.

Warnemunde, Germany
It was already 6PM and the sun had already settled down, so it was already dark when I went ashore and started strolling Warnemunde’s main streets. With minus 1 degree Celsius temperature and not wearing gloves to keep my hands warm, the temperature was really freezing. But I have nothing in mind but to see Warnemunde, so there I was not minding the freezing temperature.

The streets were quiet except for few people and few cars probably heading back to their homes for the night from work. In contrast to the stillness of Warnemunde during that night, colorful light displays from commercial buildings, homes and streets transformed Warnemunde into one glittering town - Christmas atmosphere was everywhere around. Even trees were glowing with lights and as I stared at those lights, I was reminded that I would missed celebrating Christmas back home again.

Warnemunde, Germany
Shops, restaurants and bars, groceries, hotels and few other establishments make Warnemunde a popular hub not just by local Germans but tourists from neighbouring cities and countries. Talking about Christmas, well, Warnemunde has one of the liveliest Christmas markets in Europe and that’s why we were in the port - for the Christmas market in Rostock which was to open on the next day.

What to expect in Rostock when Christmas Market opens? When Rostock Christmas Market opens, all the wonderful yuletide treats kicks in - beautifully decorated stalls offering handicraft items, some baked treats, angelic sounds of choirs and festive brass-bands to name a few. Christmas Market in Rostock is the largest Christmas market in Northern Germany. The Christmas Market highlights include Gourmet Mile, Christmas Fun Fair, Christmas Stage Magic, Fairy Tale Forest, Historical Christmas Market and Artisan Market.

To have visited Warnemunde and experienced the festive Christmas Market in Rostock, I could not find any reason not to get excited and look forward for another future visits in this port.

Shops, restaurants and bars, groceries, hotels and few other establishments make Warnemunde a popular hub not just by local Germans but tourists from neighbouring cities and countries.