Vacation with sea and hinterland
4.5 kilometres of the finest sandy beaches, esplanade and sea: the seaside resort of Travemünde on the Baltic offers the ideal setting for summer vacations. But bathing in the Baltic Sea is not the only attraction; during cooler seasons, too, it’s well worth a visit. Stormy autumns transform the Brodten cliff-line almost every day. Hot punch served on the sea promenade in winter is an unforgettable experience.
You can visit the romantic fishing port, the historic old town or “adventure” farms in the area. The flat terrain is ideal for bike tours, and you can hone your putting skills on one of the oldest golf courses in Germany, with views of the Baltic.
Just 22 kilometres up the Trave—also accessible by boat—you can discover Lübeck's old city centre (Lübecker Altstadt), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old-town island has 1,800 protected landmark buildings, and its numerous lanes and passageways still convey an impression of what life was like in the Hanseatic city. Here you can trace paths taken by the famous Buddenbrooks family in Thomas Mann's novel, or taste the popular Lübeck marzipan.