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Ein absolutes Ostsee-Highlight: Usedom, Bild: travelpeter / shutterstock

Plan your Baltic Sea holiday – the best tips for a holiday on the Baltic Sea

From the Bay of Lübeck to Usedom, idyllic Baltic Sea resorts and modern Hanseatic cities invite you to a varied holiday. Beautiful villages located directly on the coast have always been integrated here and fit naturally into this magnificent landscape. The small islands in the Baltic Sea exude their own atmosphere of relaxation.

Healthy climate on the Baltic Sea

On the Baltic Sea coast, temperatures may differ slightly from southwest to northeast. They rise to 23° C in the summer months. From May to August, over 7 hours of sunshine make for a wonderful beach holiday. The sunniest areas are the islands. Rügen and Fehmarn stand out in particular.

If the weather does not invite you to swim, there are numerous opportunities on the Baltic Sea coast and on the islands to spend these days with varied excursion destinations. Here there are impressive sights for families, singles, young and old and, of course, many beautiful places in nature.

Clothing makes the man – and protects in all weathers

On the Baltic Sea, you don’t necessarily have to choose between sightseeing or a beach holiday. Both can be wonderfully combined. Especially on excursions, it is advisable to also have swimwear and a towel in your luggage. In many places, there is the opportunity to simply go into the water to cool off.

When it comes to holidays on the Baltic Sea, the first thing that comes to mind is swimwear. In summer, the beaches beckon, and in winter, wonderful wellness baths are available. And yet, even in the summer months, it should be remembered that the evenings will be cool. During the day, the wind can be unpleasant. In this case, it is advisable to put on something that protects the cold as well.

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On the terrace of your own holiday apartment, comfortable clothing ensures cosiness. However, if you are planning cultural events such as visits to the theatre, you should have warm jackets in your luggage in addition to the somewhat more elegant clothing.

Holiday apartments – not only suitable for families

Baltic Sea island of Rügen
Rügen is one of numerous holiday highlights in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Image: Sina Ettmer Photography / shutterstock

When planning a holiday on the Baltic Sea, there are various requirements. However, there is one thing that connects the holiday apartments: they offer guests comfort and cosiness. Modern kitchens, clean rooms and, if necessary, accommodation for the beloved pet.

On many Internet sites, holiday homes are offered to suit every taste. BestFewo offers accommodation on the Baltic Sea and finds the perfect holiday home for interested visitors. Resorts that charge a tourist tax often offer holidaymakers a cheaper spa card that is valid for the entire stay. With the possession of the spa card, holidaymakers can also enjoy discounts or free admission. At BestFewo you will find modernly furnished holiday homes and apartments. Close to the centre or in the countryside: With more than 100,000 accommodations throughout Germany, every guest will find their individual travel home. Pets are often welcome guests here.

The most popular beaches on the Baltic Sea coast

Villages on the coast

  • Bay of Lübeck
  • Rostock

Islands in the Baltic Sea

Island of Usedom

  • Usedom Island Nature Conservation Centre
  • Zinnowitz
  • Koserow
  • Świnoujście (Poland)

Bay of Lübeck

To the west is the Bay of Lübeck, which captivates visitors with its very own flair. The main beaches
Timmendorfer Strand
and the beach of Scharbeutz merge smoothly. On the beach and in the sea, numerous sports and leisure opportunities offer active days. Due to the wide range of beaches, these beaches are among the liveliest areas of the Baltic Sea.

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Those who prefer a quieter location will find relaxation for the whole family in Niendorf. The harbour captivates visitors. At times when the fishermen return from the sea, there is a colourful hustle and bustle. To see how work is done here after the arrival of the fishing cutters is a special experience for all age groups.

For hikers and cyclists, there are numerous, varied routes for families, athletes and beginners. Destinations to the “Brodtener Ufer” cliffs, Lake Himmelsdorf or a tour to Travemünde are particularly popular.

The Niendorf Bird Park is home to more than 1,000 native and exotic birds. For families, this excursion is a welcome change from beach life.

Island Holidays

Pearls on Rügen and in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: the Bodden

The island of Rügen with its numerous lagoon landscapes offers a true paradise for families with younger children. Rügen is the largest German island. It is a paradise for all nature lovers: cliffs, sandy beaches, forests and rapeseed fields are just a few of the beautiful faces of this island.

Between Rostock and the island of Usedom there are lagoon landscapes that arose from former islands.

You can find more information about the island of Rügen in the Rügen app and at ciando.


Poel, Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea island of Poel, Image: Sina Ettmer Photography / shutterstock

The island of Poel welcomes its guests coming from the sea side with a view of the lighthouse “Timmendorf Strand”, which is located in the northwest of the island. Another small lighthouse is located in Gollwitz. From here, visitors look out over the bird sanctuary island of Langenwerder.

On miles of white sandy beaches, the Baltic Sea with its diverse offer offers the best places for very individual wishes. Dune landscapes and forests directly by the sea promise holidaymakers relaxing days. Beaches that impress with numerous sports and leisure activities are preferred by families and sports-loving holidaymakers.


Hiking and cycling tours:

Niendorf Bird Park:

Timmendorfer Strand:

Island of Poel:

Bay of Lübeck: