Posted by: danielfee | June 10, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 06-10-2012

Steintor – Rostock, Germany

 

Rostock  is the largest city in the north German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The city territory of Rostock stretches for about 20 kilometres along the Warnow River to the Baltic Sea. In the 11th century Polabian Slavs founded a settlement at the Warnow river called Roztoc (which means broadening of a river); the name Rostock is derived from the original Slav name. In 1161 a  Danish king, Valdemar I, burnt the town down. Afterwards the place was settled by German traders. During the middle ages a city wall was constructed around what is now the old town city center. Large sections of the city wall are still intact today. The Steintor (Stone Gate) was built in the style of Dutch Renaissance on the site of the former Gothic southern main gate to the city. The city side of the gate features the city seal and coat of arms as well as the inscription “Sit intra te concordia et publica felictas” (let harmony and general wellbeing reign within thy walls).

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  1. Cool photos…I’m heading to Germany for the first time this summer. I’m super excited!

    • Enjoy, what parts of Germany? I was born there while my dad was in the service.
      Dan


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