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“Colourful yet Quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alter Strom

Alter Strom
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Warnemunde
Certificate of Excellence
Kent, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Colourful yet Quaint”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

If you visit Warnemunde on a cruise ship the Alte Strom (Old Channel) is only a 5 minute walk away; from the quay side follow the signs to the railway station and go through the underpass; once past the station there is a charming bridge over the channel. This a perfect spot for taking photographs, with excellent views in every direction.
The quay side is a pedestrian zone, but watch out for cyclists and the road train which trundles along the promenade from time to time.
Along the road are gabled houses with glass covered verandas and small front buildings these have been typical of the town for centuries. There are old fishermen’s cottages converted to cafes, bars and shops, many with character and very few selling low quality items. On boats moored at the quay there are open restaurants cooking freshly caught fish and seafood whilst greedy gulls hover and squawk as they search for pickings.
Boat tours of the harbour and the Ostsee (Baltic to you and me) can be booked and depart from this quay, but if you wish to take a boat to Rostock this service leaves the quay where the cruise ships dock.
At the end of the Alte Strom there is a small square where you will find the old lighthouse and the famous Teepott with its amazing roof, this a lovely spot to spend a few minutes. Also close by is Lutheran church, inside is a carved pulpit, a statue of St Christopher and magnificent carved altar, well worth a visit and only 2 minutes from the bridge.
The walk from the church to the bridge along narrow streets passes many beautifully maintained old buildings, generally with small gardens and some with the traditional family goat.
The Alte Strom is bright, colourful and welcoming it is a lovely place to spend a few hours.

Visited August 2013
36 Thank Sanda-Be
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Sakskoebing, Denmark
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Postcard place”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

From every wich direction you arrive from, the Alte Strom will take you away. If you have viited Nyhavn in Copenhagen, this is better . . .

Fishing boats, river tours, shops, restaurants, picturesque houses, cafés and all the seafood the Baltic can offer. You feel like Amsterdam without the big town and how did this survive the DDR ?

Spend an entire day, visit Peer 7 on the other side of railway stadion, take a detour on the Warnemünde promenade or a swim in the ocean.

Visited September 2013
6 Thank blabolge
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Shanghai, China
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141 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

A picturesque, quaint bit of seaside bustle, replete with fish-joints, cafes, amusing street artists, et al. With a former reviewer, I should mention the 'statue artist': dressed and painted completely white, the dude really looked like a statue to the casual eye. He would startle passersby with friendly gestures and pats-on-the-fanny, to the general amusement of all (victims included). Anyway, this beautiful area has a wonderful atmosphere and more wonderful and worth a visit if you're cruising through W.

Visited August 2013
6 Thank Jack M
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Pretoria, South Africa
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222 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

A short walk from the ship, crossing over the water via a bridge where you can take awesome photos, even with the ship in the background. There was a man, all dressed in white and pretending to be a statue. We had fun watching him and some of the people he touched when they walk pass. The old buildings are beautiful, painted in soft and even some bright colours. There is enough space to walk while you look around and stop to take pictures - not that crowded although there were a large number of people. some of the buildings are still used as houses and they have beautiful gardens with awesome flowers and shrubs. Others are shops, but too expensive for us with our South African money.

Visited June 2013
6 Thank erna o
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Kayseri, Turkey
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not much to say”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

As you step from the S-Bahn it is simply among the 1st things to see.its surrounded by fish markets and don't hesitate to taste one.Cross the bridge and you can go to Wandermunde Kırche or to Leuchtturm

Visited July 2013
5 Thank Wapsonjr
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