Rostock is abut 6 miles inland down a dredged river, there is a lot of ship building and industry on the way down, one yard is building a new cruise liner, the big crane is a 600 ton lifting capacity. The new ship will have 2,500 cabins and carry 5,000 passengers the pre made sections were coming in by ship.
We stayed 2 nights as the very hot weather came to to an end with a storm, temperatures have gone from 29/30 down 16/18 degrees.
St Mary’s church
building started in 1230 and miraculously escaped destruction in the WW2 bombardment, the towns other buildings were not so lucky. The Astronomic clock was built in 1472, we arrived at midday to watch it chime it shows hours, days, months, years, phases of the sun and moon and the zodiac. It contains a computation of the dates up to Easter 2017.
The organ also played while we were here, it was built in 1770 and has 5702 pipes 83 stops.