Points of interest and tourist attractions
Hanseatic City of Wismar
Since May 2002 Wismar stands under UNESCO protection as a World Cultural Heritage site. It features one of northern Germany’s largest traditional city markets including landmarks such as municipal water works stemming from the rennaissance, classicistic town hall and Gothic style community centre „Alter Schwede“. Restored alleyways with their medieval to classicistic saddle roof houses can be found all around the market. World War II left only one of formerly three main Gothic Churches (Nikolaikirche) largely intact (Georgenkirche & Marienkirche sadly did not survive).
Bastorf – Lighthouse „Buk“
situated on a hill 78 metres above sea level, Bastorf light house is Germany’s smallest but at the same time highest. It stands between Rerik and Kühlungsborn, securing the coastal area of Mecklenburg Bay and warning mariners off treacherous „Hannibal“ sand banks.
Kühlungsborn – Beach Promenade
Kühlungsborn’s promenade is one of the longest strolling promenades on the entire Baltic Sea coast. Running parallel to the sandy white beach for over 3 km, it connects the eastern and western halves of the city. All along the way restaurants, cafés and beach chairs invite to stay and relax.
A modern, expansive harbour for motor- and sailing vessels, boasting cosmopolitan flair that invites to a longer stay on the German Riviera.
GDR – Border Watchtower
A piece of East German history has been preserved along the German Riviera. Former guard towers in Kühlungsborn and Börgerende were built and used to keep citizens of the German Democratic Republic from fleeing the country. They provide valuable insights into the history of a once devided Germany.
[Translate to englisch:] Molli-Dampfzug
Since 1886 the towns of Bad Doberan and Kühlungsborn have been connected by a narrow gauge steam train railway. Experience a ride through the small alleys of Bad Doberan and the dreamlike surroundings en route to Kühlungsborn. It’s like a journey through time.
Germanys first beach resort, also called „the white city by the sea“, formed the root of German beach bathing culture. Since the late 18th century Heiligendamm has been attracting the Who’s Who“ of history to its shores.
Bad Doberan – Race Track
Continental Europe’s oldest race track took up race meetings in 1822 and this tradition has lived on right up to the present day. An annual „Ostsee-Meting“ takes place here featuring not only thoroughbred horse racing but many attractive supporting events.
Minster of Bad Doberan
The Gothic Minster of Bad Doberan was consecrated in 1368. This massive Medieval minster is known as the „pearl of North German red brick stone Gothic churches“. Thanks to its almost completely intact interior, the minster has become a favoured candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status.
Sea Resort Warnemünde
the impressive setting of Warnemünde with its broad beach, light house, and famous „Teepott“ („Tea Pot“ café and restaurant) on the one and illustrious „Neptun“ hotel on the other side, canalready be seen from afar. Typical shipmaster houses with the flair of an old fishing villagecombined with modern shopping and gastronomy make Warnemünde truly one of a kind.
Cruise Shipping Harbour
Almost daily the biggest and most attractive cruise ships can be seen in Warnemünde. Over the years the number of ships entering the harbour has risen continually. In 2013 a record 5 cruise liners put in at Warnemünde simultaneosly. Warnemünde now ranks as premier cruise shipping port on the north German coast.