There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Germany and Gotland operated by 1 ferry company – Hansa Destinations. The Rostock to Visby ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 12 hours.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Germany Gotland crossing between Rostock and Visby.
Germany is a large nation in west-central Europe, known for its spellbinding landscapes, rich history and iconic cuisine.
Aside from the stereotypical Bavarian culture of beer, sausage and pretzels found in the south, Germany is a hugely diverse country, offering something for everyone. The capital, Berlin has architectural masterpieces, the famous black forest covers the west, whilst the Alps on the southern border offer great skiing spots.
Remnants of the country’s long history can be found almost anywhere, too, whether you’re strolling past the Berlin Wall, touring a World War II museum or marvelling at a medieval hilltop fortress.
With a coastline stretching almost 2,500 kilometres, Germany has a wide selection of ports to choose from. There are numerous ferry routes provided to Scandinavia and the Baltic nations, making it an excellent transport hub for northeast Europe.
Gotland is Sweden’s largest island, found in the middle of the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and the mainland’s east coast.
The island has much to flaunt: over a hundred middle-ages churches, photogenic towns and villages, top-of-the-range restaurants and the nation’s sunniest climate beating down on sandy beaches.
The largest and most visited settlement, Visby is one of Europe’s medieval maestros. Buildings steeped in history, fascinating ruins, idyllic cobbled streets and fairy-tale-style cottages have launched this small port town onto the UNESCO World Heritage list. And quite rightly, too.
Given the ease of ferry travel from the mainland and the huge range of attractions on offer, it’s easy to see why Gotland is consistently ranked as one of Sweden’s most popular tourist destinations. You can reach Gotland from either Nynashamn or Oskarshamn, with regular crossings every day to the port of Visby.