Travemünde - Lübeck's fair daughter
The district of Travemünde is fondly referred to as “Lübeck's fair daughter”. A broad, white, sandy beach, and over 200 years of history as a seaside resort and Germany's largest port on the Baltic, give this haven at the mouth of the Trave river its special maritime charm. Each year, over 140,000 guests find accommodation and welcome here amongst the 14,000 or so local residents.
One building in particular stands out as an unmistakable landmark. Over 125 metres tall, the Maritim tower houses Europe's highest beacon. It not only guides ships to Travemünde but is also visible with the naked eye from the old city centre of Lübeck, 22 kilometres away.
With its somewhat dreamy air, its cosy old-town lanes and historic facades along the Trave river, Travemünde has seen dynamic developments in recent years. The facilities for holidaymakers have expanded, and now range from luxury hotels to family vacation villages —without seriously affecting the incomparable charm of this pearl of the Baltic.