America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee

DGfA | 69th Annual Meeting | 1-3 June 2023


Founded in 1419, Rostock University is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Located at the Baltic Sea it is a great place to study, research, live, and dwell, and a unique conference venue.

In hosting the DGfA annual meeting, we are proud to contribute to the university’s long tradition as a space for academic exchange and we hope you will enjoy the Hanseatic city of Rostock as much as we do.



During the summer months, Rostock is a very popular tourist destination. Make sure you book your hotel early. We have reserved a contingent of rooms in the following hotels:

Kleine Sonne

Single Room 119€  incl. breakfast. Double Room 129€ incl. breakfast. Availability: 15 rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 05 Apr. 2023.

Motel One

Single Room 89€.  Availability: 80 single rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 01 May 2023.
Please use this form to book a room.


Single Room 169€.  Double Room 189€. Availability: 10 single rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 20 April 2023.

Hotel "Am Alten Strom"

Single Room 75€ incl. breakfast. Availability: 14 rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 02 May 2023.

Vienna Haus

"Komfort Zimmer" 109€/129€.  "Superior-Zimmer" 119€/139€. "Junior-Suite 129€/149€. "Suite" 159€/179€ all incl. breakfast.  Availability: 50 rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 05 April 2023.

B&B Rostock-Hafen

Single Room 65,00€. Availability: 100 single rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 31 March 2023.


Single Room 138€ including breakfast. Availability: 20 single rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 01 April 2023.

Dock Inn Warnemünde

Double Room 124€. Availability: 20 double rooms.
Can be reserved under "Ownership and America" until 02 April 2023.


Other Booking Options (no contingent of rooms)

Traveling to and around Rostock

Traveling to and around Rostock


There are long distance bus services to Rostock from Greifswald and Amsterdam (stops include Bremen and Lübeck)



  • RE1 from Hamburg
  • RE5 from Berlin
  • RE3/9 from Greifswald via Stralsund


  • ICE 10 from Köln via Düsseldorf, Hannover, Magdeburg, Berlin
  • ICE 26 from Karlsruhe via Frankfurt am Main, Hannover, Hamburg
  • ICE 1074 from Hamburg
  • ICE 1578 from Hamburg
  • IC17 from Dresden via Berlin
  • IC30 from Stuttgart via Köln, Osnabrück, Bremen, Hamburg
  • IC56 from Leipzig via Halle and Magdeburg
  • IC95 from Wien via Linz, Passau, Nürnberg, Jena, Halle, Leipzig, Berlin


S5 (Mecklenburger Allee/Lichtenhagen) / S6 (Neuer Friedhof) will take you into the city center and close to the conference venue at Universitätsplatz 1 (stop: Lange Straße).

S1 / S2 / S3 run regularly between Rostock central station and Warnemünde.


Universitätsplatz I is an approx. 20 minute walk from Rostock central train and bus station.

You can find maps of Rostock and Warnemünde on the city's website:


Conference Venues
Academic Program

Academic Program

The conference is located in Rostock university’s main building in the city centre (Universitätsplatz 1).

Public transport: Tram lines 5 (direction: Rostock Mecklenburger Allee) and 6 (Rostock Neuer Friedhof) connect Rostock's central main station and the city centre (stop: Lange Straße). The journey is approx. 6 minutes. For planning:

On foot: The conference site is an approx. 20 minute walk from Rostock central train and bus station.

You can find maps of Rostock and Warnemünde on the city's website:

Social Program

Social Program

The conference will open on Thursday, June 1 at 17:00 at the university's main building at Universitätsplatz 1. We will then proceed to City Hall to be welcomed by the mayor of Rostock, Eva-Maria Kröger. After our visit, the evening will be free to relax and enjoy the city.

On Friday evening, conference participants can join us for a boat trip to Warnemünde, a beautiful local fishing village. Departing from Rostock harbor and sailing along the Warnow, this scenic excursion takes approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival, the evening is then free for you to enjoy the promenade, its shops, restaurants, and cafes. And, of course, the beach and the Baltic sea. To return to the city, or if you would prefer an alternative to the boat, there are local trains S1, S2, S3 that run regularly (approx. every 10 minutes) between Rostock main station and Warnemünde.

On Saturday we will meet for the closing ceremony at the university's main building. The ceremony starts at 19:00. A Soup & Salad buffet will be catered by a local restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options.

Places for Lunch

Places for Lunch

As recommended by our students!

Café Marea "They have great coffee and vegan and vegetarian food."

Wismarsche Str. 72 | Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00
Seasonal dishes with many vegan and vegetarian options. Menu.

Küche des Friendens "A small vegan restaurant with affordable prices." 

Wismarsche Str. 21 | opening hours vary
Vegan fast food. Menu.

Lunch Box "Because the food is fresh and healthy."

Kröpeliner Str. 47 | Mo-Sat 11:00-22:00; Sun 15:00-22:00
Bowls, pasta, wraps, soups, and salads. Vegan and vegetarian options. Menu.

Pesto Peter"Its affordable and you can sit outside."

Hermannstr. 1 | 11:00-15:00
Pasta with home-made pesto, salads, and burgers.Vegetarian options. Menu.

Vegangster "They have great vegan fast food."

Waldemarstr. 12 | Wed-Sun 12:00-20:00
A vegan cafe that serves kebabs, burgers, soups, and more.

Places for Dinner

Places for Dinner

Blauer Esel

Eselflöterstr. 26 | Lunch from Mon-Fr 11:30-22:00
Seasonal dishes such as pasta, soups, bowls, and more. Vegan and vegetarian options. Menu.


Am Strande 2a | Mon-Sun 12:00-00:00
A small fish restaurant situated at Rostock's city harbor. Menu.

Fachwerk 7

Schnickmannstr. 14 | Mon-Sun 17:00-00:00
A restaurant and bar serving soups, bowls, fish, pasta, and burgers. Vegetarian options.  Menu.

Grüne Kombüse

Grubenstraße 47 | Tues-Fri 17:00-21:00 Sat 12:00-21:30
Vegan. Menu


Leonhardstr. 23 | Mon-Sun 10:00-11:00 (kitchen closes at 22:00)
Indian Brasserie. Menu.

Omachi Sushi-Viet-Fusion

Deutsche-Med-Platz 1-2 | Mon-Sat 11:30-15:30 & 17:00-22:00
Vietnamese food and sushi. Vegan and vegetarian options.  Menu.


Grubenstr. 7 | Tue-Fri 11:00-14:00; Sat & Sun 12:00-22:30
Indian food. Vegetarian options.

Zum Alten Fritz

Warnowufer 65 | Daily 12:00-00:00
Brewery. Menu.