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


The evangelical congregation Innenstadtgemeinde started a new monthly series of Worship services in English in the rooms of St Peter's Church in September 2021:

International Prayer
"We cordially invite you to our 'International Prayer', a series of ecumenical services in St Peter‘s Church, Rostock. 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:   08.05. | 19.06. | 10.07. | 21.08.2022
    4.30 p.m. - singing warm up
    5.00 p.m. - ecumenical service in English
    afterwards - get-together with coffee and tea

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

Rostock University Church