The spa town Travemünde is often termed „Lübeck's most beautiful daughter“. Since it was officially named a seaside resort in the year 1802, the former fishing and shipping village has developed into a top address for bathers from near and far. Travemünde, with its histroical houses and the wide sand beach, is situated directly at the delta of the Baltic Sea, and offers holiday flair for everyone.
At the Scandinavian Pier, there are connections to Sweden (i.e. Trelleborg, Malmö), Finnland und to the Baltic States. Seeing the ferries pass closely by is always an adventure. Experience the Alte Vogtei (The old bailiwick), built in 1551, with its hand-painted beams that have been laid open. It is now a meeting place, with a cosy restaurant, a cafe, a little wine bar and the „Lèbecker Teekontor“,a shop where you can buy a wide selcetion of teas. Please also come and admire the art exhibition on the first floor, open all year round.
There are many more points of interest for you to visit in Travemünde, such as Germany's oldest lighthouse and the four-master "Passat" ship turned into a musem.. The Hanseatic city Lübeck saved the ship from being broken up in 1959. Since then, it has been lying at a fixed anchorage on the Priwall, and is under preservation order. The 56 meter masts have become one of the town's landmarks.
Magic lighting in Travemünde
Marzipan, Thomas Mann, Holstentor, UNESCO-world cultural heritage – these are probably the first things that spring to mind when thinking of Lübeck.
But Lübeck is so much more! The Hanseatic city is one of the most well-known production, science and service centres on the Baltic Sea. It has the largest ferry port in Europe, in Travemünde at the Scandinavian Pier. In 1987, the cityscape was declared world cultural heritage by the UNESCO. The old town is completely surrounded by water, und with its 1800 protected buildings, historical alleys and narrow crooked corridors, simply beautiful to look at. Lübeck currently has around 214.000 inhabitants, 13.534 of them in Travemünde (figures from 2016). In Brodten, Teutendorf und Ivendorf, however, only about 100 to 300 inhabitants.
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This beach is situated about six kilometers from Travemünde. Its direct neighbours are Scharbeutz, Niendorf and Ratekau. Many kilometers long, this beach invites you for long walks. Here, you will also find many eexquisite shops, but also lots of nice cafés as well as fine eating places.
In Scharbeutz there is a multifunctional sea side esplanade along the coast, with 2 bridges across the sea, and about 6 kilometers long, where you can go for walks, ride your bike or go inline-skating. So you will not miss out on sports here. The golf course in the dunes on the Pönitzer Chaussee and the park golfing course both invite you, together with the „Ostsee“Spa Scharbeutz, to actively enjoy your holiday.
Compared to the neighbouring, rather mundane „Timmendorfer Strand“, Niendorf is a contemplative small Baltic Sea spa, perfect for families with children. Here you will find a sand beach, about 2 kilometers long, and 40 meters wide, a highlight not only in summer. On the new esplanade, with its see bridge built in 1966, your children can run around and enjoy. Come and visit the fishing harbour with its numerous little stands and selling booths. If you cannot find any sea shells at the beach, you may find a suitable souvenir here.