This view of the Steintor gate would have been seen as you approached the former fortified walls of Rostock when the tower was built in 1577. Its brick structure is supported by protruding logs and it is adorned with the city’s coat of arms. This is the only city gate in the Dutch Renaissance style in allegiance to Prince Albrecht. He conquered Rostock in 1566. The Stone Gate was reconstructed in the first half of the 1950’s after being damaged during WWII air raids.