On 27 August 1939, the first aircraft with jet engine completed its maiden flight. The machine was developed by Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and bore the type designation He 178. [German]
A fun way to stay in Warnemünde is this youth hostel locaed in the edifice of a former weather station. The equipment on top of the tower is still used for providing datas for weather forecasting.
This villa built in 1880 became famous for being the home of the aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel. One of his designs was the Heinkel He 178, the world’s first turbojet aircraft and jet plane. Today the villa is part of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung).
The museum of local history (Heimatmuseum) is located in a typical building dating back to 1767. Inside it tells about local life as well as about typical elements of a seaman’s life. E.g. there are collections of dioramas built by sailors or souvenirs like English stoneware brought home from numerous sea travels.
This police boat was built in 2001 by Fassmer. It is used by the German Police Authority Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The home port is Rostock. On this pic it anchors next to the Yachting & Spa Resort ‘Hohe Dünne’.
At the Rostock City Harbour you can find old as well as reconstructed warehouses. In the rooms of the warehouse on the left side the headquarter of AIDA Cruises is based. The piers for the huge AIDA cruisers are not far way at the port of Warnemünde.
Two cranes dating back to the 1960s at the city harbour of Rostock. They are strong personalities, aren’t they?
This sculpture in the city of Rostock named ‘Seven proud sisters are kissed by one sea’ (Sieben stolze Schwestern küsst das eine Meer) was created by Reinhardt Dietrich in 1985. It portrays the peaceful coexistence of the seven countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
The Rostock University, founded in 1419, is considered as the oldest university of the Baltic Sea area. The depicted main building was erected in the years 1867 – 1870 and it is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture in Mecklenburg.