The Rostock City Hall or Rathaus is located in the historic New Market Square, reconstructed in 1952 after the bombing it suffered during WWII. The Town Hall looks more like a hotel than a public administration building. It has a pink, Baroque facade, which was added over the original Gothic architecture during its construction between 1270 – 1290. In its original life, not only was it a Town Hall but it also served as a trading center. Another addition during the late 15th century gave it the additional function as a Festival Hall. I found this photograph of the same area taken after the Allied bombing; like other cities throughout Europe, reconstruction of these historic cities has been remarkable.