Museum of local history in Warnemünde

Museum of local history in Warnemünde, Germany

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.

Continue reading

Manhole cover in Rostock, Germany

Manhole cover in Rostock, Germany

The manhole covers in Rostock display the coat of arms of the city. The coat of arms dating back to 1367 depicts a golden griffin of a blue field (representing the former princes of Rostock) with bars of silver and red (the colours of the Hanseatic League). As a member of the Hanseatic League the city is generally named Hansestadt Rostock.

Continue reading