2017 Rostock Cruise Season expects 192 Calls

Rostock Expects 192 Call Cruise Season
According to the ‘Cruise Industry News’ the North German port of Rostock/Warnemunde is expecting up to  190 vessel calls in the following  Cruise Season. 

“The year starts for the port on April 27 with the AIDAdiva, and there are five first-time calls including the Columbus, MSC Magnifica, Norwegian Getaway, Seven Seas Explorer and Viking Sky. AIDA will homeport the AIDAdiva and […] Continue Reading…

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern farmers use Rye Wheat for Bio Fuel

Farmed fields, between Northern German villages, towns and cities make up a large part of this so-called ‘fly-over-Germany’ area. This patchwork of oblong rectangulars of open ground stretch on all sides to the horizon, separated by the occasional canal, river, and lines of trees and  lanes.

When people do perceive this countryside area of farmed fields – while they sit in their fast passing cars or trains- they […] Continue Reading…

Containership ‘CSCL Indian Ocean’ freed from Grounding

Container Cargo ship  ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’  freed from Grounding on Elbe River
The stranded Container Cargo ship in the River Elbe, which grounded on the 4th of February, the MV ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ has now been refloated and is presently undergoing under-water inspection in Hamburg for possible damage.

The grounding of this very large  containership which had  caused backup, congestion and delays of the very busy shipping traffic on the Elbe river, was successfully refloated […] Continue Reading…

Container Cargo ship ‘CSCL Indian Ocean’ grounded by Hamburg

Container Cargo ship  ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ grounded
The stranded Container Cargo ship in the River Elbe, which grounded on the 4th of February, is the MV ‘CSCL  Indian Ocean’ – a 400 meter long  containership owned by ‘China Shipping Group Co’.

The grounding of this very large  containership has caused backup, congestion and delays of the very busy shipping traffic on the Elbe river. The delays are creating logistical delays and head-aches for suppliers and importers.

According […] Continue Reading…

Rostock – Helsinki new fiber optic sea cable C-Lion1 completed


The Rostock-Helsinki new fiber optic sea cable has become a reality. The Finnish company Cinia has  deployed a submarine fiber optic cable between Rostock in the north of Germany and Helsinki in Finland.

This is an important telecom project laying  under-water data cable  -which will both improve internet connectivity and improve security between Finland, Germany and Central Europe. Called ‘C-Lion1’ – the project services are expected to […] Continue Reading…

Best Wishes for 2016 to all our faithful Germany-North Blog Readers – it will be a great year!

Happy New Year!
С Новым Годом
Feliz Año Nuevo
Buon anno
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें
Bonne Année
Feliz Ano Novo
Frohes Neues Jahr!
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T S Eliot
As in last year at this time, so now, we would like to take this opportunity to wish […] Continue Reading…

Chaos Computer Club 2015 annual Congress in Hamburg

Jacob Appelbaum spoke at CCC forum this year-  foto Wikipedia - source Rama












The 4 day event started yesterday, Sunday, and has as this year’s  slogan “Gated Communities” – this to emphasize the increasing limitation on transparency and free speech in the new digital word.

The Chaos organizers want to point out that users view the world as filtered by Google, Youtube, Facebook – and therefore see only part of the world.

The ‘Chaos Computer Club’ or”CCC” is Europe’s largest […] Continue Reading…

Cargo ship hits Ems Bridge near Papenburg – severe damage

Cargo ship hits Ems Bridge  – severe damage
After its departure from the North German port of Papenburg yesterday in the early evening, around 1800hrs, the general cargo ship mv EMSMOON smashed into the Ems bridge of the Leer-Groningen railway.

Ems vessel traffic was shut to shipping following the accident, but was expected to be reopened by the weekend. Train passengers from and to Groningen Holland, were […] Continue Reading…

Why do Business in Rostock? Part 1

Why do Business in Rostock? Part 1
There are many reasons to do business in Rostock, and in this short series we will explore those reasons for non-Germans who may consider moving their business to this dynamic northern German city of 200,000 souls.

The city is the main municipality of the North German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and it sits geographically well-placed on the Baltic coast and all which […] Continue Reading…

Buying Property in NORTHERN GERMANY – Part Three

We write today our 3rd article in the series about buying real-estate, or property in Germany North.

Today we look at one particular provider in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She happens to be celebrating her 10th anniversary as a business and we start by congratulating her!

Her name is Anja Gerland and she has a small business which specializes in the North Eastern part of Meck Pomm or Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

All of her site in […] Continue Reading…