IGA Park located on the banks of the Warnow river offers a wide range of entertainment suiting every taste. In fact, it includes several different parks, united by a common idea of a family vacation. Among them are several gardens in Chinese, Japanese, Luxembourg, Tunisian, Hungarian, Dutch and other national styles. A separate garden dedicated to Rostock is decorated in a maritime style. A variety of blue and light-blue flowers play the role of the "waves" in it.
The Willow Cathedral (Weidendom) is one of the wonders of IGA Park. It hosts ecumenical services. It is the world's largest "living" building, built more than 10 years ago. The dome is formed of branches of close-growing willows connected using natural materials- hemp and coconut fibers. 650 volunteers aged 16 - 75 from Eastern and Western Europe participated in its creation.
Experts of architecture should take the route to the park of miniatures (Märchenhafter Miniaturenpark), which displays copies of ancient castles and mansions in Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania. A whole museum, Schiffbau- & Schifffahrtsmuseum, is dedicated to the history of maritime traffic and shipbuilding. The mini-port is the favorite pastime of young and adult visitors of the museum. It is a pool of water, in which model ships can be run. During the warmer months there are guided tours of the historic shipyard, which demonstrates the different stages of the construction of wooden ships.
Fans of outdoor activities and unusual sensations will surely enjoy "the Barefoot Trail» (Barfußpfad). This is hiking route with a length of about two kilometers, which passes through different parts of the landscape: forest, meadows, marshland, etc. Its main feature is the possibility to feel different surfaces-clay, sand, dirt, grass, pebbles, gravel, bark and so on- with bare feet. Extreme sports lovers can even walk on broken glass. Before you start walking down the path, you can hide shoes in special cabinets and after the walk you can wash your feet.