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    Walking time 

    Rostock has 3,188 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 100 days. And, when you need to get home there are 547 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Rostock.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Rostock has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Rostock has more than 105,217 street lamps, which use 5.3 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 1.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.1% of Rostock’s total area, 182 square kilometers. That means each of Rostock’s 203,431 residents has an average of 9.5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Rostock want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 654 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 4 km long.


    More than 314 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,420 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Rostock. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Rostock offers more than 120 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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