Rostock is a large German city that sits on the banks of the Warnow River, and has a history that stretches back thousands of years. In fact, The University of Rostock is one of the oldest universities in the world, and many of the city’s beautiful buildings and architecture reflect its rich heritage. Despite extensive damage during World War Two, the city still has a number of picturesque places for expatriates in Rostock to visit and see - the New Market Square is one such place, as is the Saint Nicholas Church. Expats living in Rostock enjoy the seaside city's coastal breezes, sandy beaches, sailing festivals, and benefit from the large port just outside its limits. There are a number of other festivals in the city each year including the well-known Baltic Sea Jazz Festival. Rostock has a number of cultural attractions available all year round. Art galleries, museums, listed buildings, and a zoo are all open for business in Rostock. To meet new expatriate friends in Rostock and beyond, consider joining InterNations today - with more than 1 million members, it is the largest global network of its kind, offering a platform for expats on which they can socialize and network with one another.
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Expatriates living in Rostock are well connected to the rest of German by train, and while a small international airport is very nearby, most expats fly from Hamburg or Berlin. The roads and Autobahn surrounding the city are well serviced and well connected, making travel to and from the city by car easy. Locally, you can get around Rostock and beyond by bus if not by the high quality tram system, car, or train. Many expats in Rostock also use the regular ferries from the port to travel to Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. If you’re an expatriate moving to Rostock and want to pass time like a local, consider a stroll in the university’s botanical garden, or watch the sun set from one of the many bars and restaurants at the city harbor while sipping on a local Trotzenburg beer. For helpful tips and advice on planning, moving, and living in a new city, join InterNations today!
Rostock became a major industrial center in the post-war era and its success and expansion was bolstered by its port on the coast of the Baltic. Due to its coastal location and large port, the majority of Rostock’s economy is orientated around maritime industries like shipbuilding. Similarly prominent are the IT and medical engineering sectors in the city. Cruises are also a regular part of the port-based economy, something which an expat working in Rostock might want to take advantage of. The city has grown to be much more than its traditional industries, however, and there are many modern businesses thriving in the center and employing the majority of Rostock's residents alongside the old university. Hundreds of professional expatriates in Germany and across the world have already found each other though InterNations; take a look at the InterNations forums, discussion groups, or the working abroad section in the Expat Magazine for more information and advice on business and employment abroad.