The “Kröpi” is the nickname for a long street in the middle of Rostock where shops and restaurants are tucked inside brightly colored and renovated row houses. Many of these gabled buildings were constructed during the 15th and 16th centuries by rich merchants. This view of Kröpeliner Straβe is seen from the Universitätsplatz or University Square. Notice the yellow building on the right. It is the tourist information office.