Rostock Central Train Station, founded in 1886, was rebuilt following wartime bomb damage. It is now a large modern station connecting Rostock with cities including Leipzig and Hamburg. And once you pick up your Sixt rental car there, you are ready to explore the sights of the city on your own time. A good place to start is the New Market Square with its Gothic-style Town Hall. The nearby Marienkirche, a fine example of 13th century Brick Gothic style, contains the world's only working astrological clock. Rostock's Darwineum Zoo is a popular family destination, combining an exhibition on evolution with an expanding collection of apes and other animals.