Article 4 of “Grundgesetz” (German Basic Law) guarantees freedom of belief: every person is free to choose and practise their own religion. There is also the freedom not to profess a religion, to leave a religious community or to convert to another.

In Rostock there are the following religious congregations and communities:

Worship services in English

Worship services in English


The evangelical congregation Innenstadtgemeinde is starting a new monthly series of Worship services in English in the rooms of St Peter's Church in September:

International Prayer
We cordially invite you to a new series of ecumenical services in St Peter‘s Church, Rostock starting on Sunday, October 12th at 5 pm. Texts, songs and prayers will be in English language. After the service we will have a get-together with coffee/tea and snacks. If you are interested in singing, join us at 4:30 pm for a short rehearsal of the songs for the service.

  • Place:  Church of St Peter, Rostock
  • Date:   Sunday, September 12 and October 17
    4.30 p.m. - singing warm up
    5.00 p.m. - ecumenical service in English
    Afterwards: get-together with snacks and coffee/tea (please bring Covid19 test or vaccinate certificate)

Public Holidays

There are various public holidays in the individual Federal States in Germany1. Universities, official agencies and most shops are closed on these “work-free” days. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has the following public holidays:

1 January New Year’s Day
15 April, 2022 Good Friday
18 April, 2022 Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day
26 May, 2022 Ascension Day
06 June, 2022 Whit Monday
3 October German Unity Day
31 October Reformation Day
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day

1 Overview of all public holidays in Germany: Wikipedia

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