Traveling from Warnemunde port to Gielow, Germany

I will be cruising with a stop in Warnemunde. I would like to visit the home of my Grandfather in Gielow, Germany. Can I take a train to a close town and then a taxi? Do you have other suggestions. My husband does not want to drive.

Posted by Andreas
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2511 posts

The better connections take two hours one-way and require two changes (2 trains, 1 bus). Other connections can take up to 3 1/2 hours one-way. If you look at Gielow on Google Maps or Earth it's tiny. I can understand why you'd want to go there but it's almost a full-day trip just to get to see a village consisting of about 20 houses... A drive would be just over an hour one-way. Maybe you can negotiate a flat-fee with a taxi driver in the port.

Posted by Nancy
Eloy
7 posts

I thought I could take a train from Rostock to Waren
& then take a cab. Not so?

Posted by Nancy
Eloy
7 posts

Any suggestions for contact of a taxi with whom I could get a fixed rate to drive me to Gielow?

Posted by melissa
Austin
799 posts

Nancy, cruise critic port reports says "Both cruise terminals have dial-up rent-a-car facilities. Taxis wait outside when a large ship is in port which happens during most summer days." You might consider http://www.toursbylocals.com/Rostock-Tours where you can book your own private tour, so you won;t miss the ship. At least you will have an idea of the going rate. I don;t see anything on google that would help.
I'm going to Schwerin Castle on my stop in Warnemunde in June.

Posted by Fred
San Francisco
2685 posts

Hi, Schloss Schwerin is well worth a visit, used to be Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Posted by Nancy
Eloy
7 posts

Thanks. I found the same website. I have written, but have not had a reply yet.

Posted by Andreas
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2511 posts

If you haven't heard from them/him by mid-week send me a private message and I'll call him and make him aware of your E-Mail.

Posted by Nancy
Eloy
7 posts

I did hear from Taxi-Harry, but haven't heard from him again after I answered his question:" a maximum number of hours they want to be on the road? When do you want?" I wrote up an answer and had it translated by Babelfish and sent it a couple of days ago. I am now awaiting second response.