The most important parts of the city of Rostock
Rostock is the largest city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and offers suitable accommodation for all tastes and wallets.
An overview of the most popular parts of the city for students:
The Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt (KTV), with its central location and many cafes, ice-cream parlours and local pubs, is a popular accommodation area for many students. Above all, you will find spacious old flats with high ceilings. The Ulmenstrasse University Campus is also located in the KTV.
- City Centre
The city centre is the most central part of Rostock. From here you can easily reach the main railway station and the large shopping arcades with their small shops, restaurants and cafes downtown, and also the various University buildings.
- Hansa Quarter
The Hansa Quarter is characterised primarily by its quiet yet central location. If you are interested in sport, then you will be really close to the ice sports hall, the Neptune swimming complex and the Ostsee Stadium - and the Ulmenstrasse Campus is also easily accessible from here. The University Clinic is also located in the Hansa Quarter.
- South City
Despite the slight peripheral location of this part of the city, the centre and, above all, the South City University Library and the large refectory are easily accessible. The South City, with its South City Center, provides shopping options and sports grounds for physical activity.
Reutershagen is particularly popular with students who want to have a quiet life, yet as central as possible. This area of the city has lots of options for relaxing and walking, such as through the swan lake park and the botanical garden. If you are interested in art, you will always find new and exciting exhibitions in the Kunsthalle. If you take the S-Bahn from Holbeinplatz station, the Ulmenstrasse Campus is just one stop away and it can also be accessed easily by bike - the University Clinic is also nearby.
Evershagen is located further north than the other parts of the city and its slightly peripheral location and adjacent residential area almost give it suburban character. The Fischerdorf Park located in the transition to the Lütten Klein city area entices you to a leisurely stroll or a jog. Supermarkets and other shopping options are always just a short distance away on foot in Evershagen. Connection to downtown is always available by bus, S-Bahn and tram.
- Lütten Klein
Lütten Klein is adjacent to the Evershagen city area. Here we find a large shopping centre with lots of shops and its own small shopping arcade with smaller shops. Lütten Klein is connected to the local public transport system by the S-Bahn and offers short connections to the downtown area or to the beach at Warnemünde, at a frequency of every 8 to 10 minutes.
In a similar way to Evershagen and Lütten Klein, Lichterhagen offers many economical student accommodation facilities, primarily in so-called prefabricated high-rise buildings, which are very spacious and cosy, and generally offer great views of the city skyline. The beach at Warnemünde is just a few minutes away by bike - and Lichterhagen is connected to the S-Bahn network and offers regular connections to the downtown area and surrounding areas of the city.
Toitenwinkel is located on the other side of the Warnow river and thus slightly more isolated from the University buildings but is characterised by cheap rents and large flats in the pre-fabricated high-rise style. Sports fans can also find some fitness studios here. The bus and tram take you downtown in about 30 minutes.
Dierkow is directly adjacent to Toitenwinkel and offers the same benefits of cheap living and good connections to the downtown area. The Gehlsdorf area of the city, with its great view of Rostock’s skyline and a large park, is easy to reach by bike and on foot.