Are you a lover of the beach, but you’re not too keen on hot temperatures and humid weather? Who says that these two always have to come hand in hand? If you want to enjoy some stunning sand beaches, tree-lined streets, and idyllic fishing villages that offer a glimpse into what life looked like decades ago— then the Baltic Sea Coast is the perfect destination for you.
The Baltic Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, and there are nine countries with a shoreline at it: Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden. Quite a lot to explore here, right? So if you want to learn more about the Baltic Sea Coast, and the stunning places that can be found there, here are some of our top (German) locations.
The Town of Lübeck
Lübeck is a beautiful town that is often referred to as the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”. This historic town is located on the Trave River and boasts a rich history that dates back to the 12th century. The town’s impressive Gothic architecture, including the Holsten Gate and the town hall, is a must-see for anyone interested in history and architecture. This place is also known for its delicious marzipan, a sweet almond paste that is a local specialty. Be sure to stop by Niederegger, one of the oldest and most famous marzipan factories in Lübeck, if you’re feeling like snacking on this delicious treat.
The Timmendorfer Strand
Timmendorfer Strand is a beautiful seaside resort that is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. So you can enjoy a delicious meal with a view of the sea. There are even plenty of water sports available here. Including windsurfing, kiteboarding, and sailing. So if you’re someone who loves to stay active, Timmendorfer Beach is the place to go.
Explore The Idyllic Fishing Village of Ahrenshoop
Ahrenshoop is a charming fishing village that is located on the Darss Peninsula. The village is known for its picturesque thatched-roof houses, narrow streets, and idyllic setting. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the sea, or explore the village’s many galleries and art studios. Life here is truly something else. Everything moves slow, and you’ll rarely see people in a hurry. Of course, there are many different restaurants that offer delicious seafood meals. But if you want to learn more about the village’s history and culture, be sure to visit the Darss Museum.
Experience The Tree-Lined Streets of Schwerin
Schwerin is a beautiful city that is located on the shore of Lake Schwerin. The city is known for its stunning architecture, including the Schwerin Palace, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Germany. The city’s tree-lined streets and picturesque parks make it the perfect destination for an easy stroll. A quick fun fact: The Schwerin Palace used to be the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg. But nowadays this is the seat of the state parliament.