Mecklenburg-West Pomerania‘s largest city is situated on the Baltic Sea and stretches across some 20 kilometres along the River Warnow. At almost 800 years Rostock is one of the oldest Hanseatic cities in Germany. The city itself has many houses built in north German late-Gothic brick style.
Hausbaumhaus (Wokrenterstraße 40)
The Hausbaumhaus, a dwelling built around 1490, features an oak tree trunk that bears the load of the building together with numerous support beams that run through the building. Its gable was modified several times over the centuries to adjust it to the respective era. Today the building serves as an event and exhibition venue for the city’s museums.