After the arrival in the late afternoon, I took a first opportunity to get an overview of Rostock. I used my favorite approach, the random walk, to get along the city. As I quickly discovered, this city, at least in the center, is again very well suited for being discovered by foot.
My first steps outside the hotel, which is situated quite in the center, brought me right through the pedestrian zone. At first, I though, this looks quite similar to Rheinfelden AG (in Switzerland). But there are enough difference to still know where you are.