Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic Coast

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  • 1. Altstadt

    Historic District/Site

    Proof of Lübeck's former position as the golden queen of the Hanseatic League is found at every step in the Altstadt, which contains more 13th...Read More

  • Holstentor

    2. Holstentor


    Lübeck’s famous gate was part of the medieval fortifications of the city. It has two faces: one it shows the world and one it shows the city...Read More

  • Ahlbeck

    3. Ahlbeck


    The island's main town is also one of its best resorts. The tidy and elegant resort is one of the three Kaiserbäder (imperial baths)—the two...Read More

  • 4. Alter Garten


    The town's showpiece square was the setting for military parades during the years of Communist rule. It's dominated by two buildings: the ornate...Read More

  • 5. Alter Markt


    The Alter Markt has the best local architecture, ranging from Gothic to Renaissance to baroque. Most homes belonged to rich merchants, notably...Read More

  • 6. Alter Strom


    Inland from the lighthouse is this yacht marina. Once the entry into the port of Warnemünde, it now has bars, plenty of good restaurants, and...Read More

  • 7. Altfriesisches Haus


    For a glimpse of the rugged lives of 19th-century fishermen, visit the small village of Keitum to the south, and drop in on the Old Frisian...Read More

  • 8. Bergen


    This small town is the island's administrative capital, founded as a Slavic settlement some 900 years ago. The Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church...Read More

  • 9. Binz


    The rule of the Baltics' most exclusive beach is "see and be seen." The 5-km-long (3-mile-long) and 54-yard-wide beach is the perfect place...Read More

  • Binz

    10. Binz


    The largest resort town on Rügen's east coast, it has white villas and a beach promenade. Four kilometers (2½ miles) north of Binz are five...Read More

  • 11. Buddenbrookhaus


    Two highly respectable-looking mansions are devoted to two of Germany's most prominent writers, Thomas Mann (1875–1955) and Günter Grass (born...Read More

  • 12. Buhne 16 and Roter Kliff


    Kampen's beach—divided into the Buhne 16 and the Roter Kliff —is the place where the rich and famous meet average joes. Bunhe 16 is Germany...Read More

  • 13. Das Historisch-Technische Museum Peenemünde


    At this museum housed in the former factory power plant, one exhibit in particular covers the moral responsibility of scientists who develop...Read More

  • 14. Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum


    In the Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, which adjoins the main factory, you can see a fascinating exhibit of how this precious "Baltic gold" is collected...Read More

  • 15. Deutsches Meeresmuseum


    The Stralsund aquarium of Baltic Sea life is part of this three-floor museum, which also displays the skeletons of a giant whale and a hammerhead...Read More

  • Doberaner Münster

    16. Doberaner Münster

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Bad Doberan is home to this meticulously restored redbrick church, one of the finest of its kind in Germany. It was built by Cistercian monks...Read More

    Doberaner Münster
  • 17. Fun-Beach Brandenburg


    Westerland's beach bursts at the seams in the summer months. More than 6 kilometers (4 miles) of pristine white sand is filled with more than...Read More

  • 18. Fürstenhof


    The home of the former dukes of Mecklenburg stands next to the Marienkirche. It's an early-16th-century Italian Renaissance palace with touches...Read More

  • 19. Günter Grass-Haus


    This mansion contains a museum devoted to wide-ranging exhibits on literature and visual arts, including the work of Germany's most famous postwar...Read More

  • 20. Heilig-Geist-Hospital


    Take a look inside the entrance hall of this Gothic building. It was built in the 14th century by the town's rich merchants and was one of the...Read More

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