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Leuchtturm auf Hiddensee, Bild: DR pics / shutterstock

The most beautiful destinations on the Baltic Sea

Sitting in a beach chair and looking out to sea, strolling over piers and promenades or having a good time in one of the many restaurants – all this and much more is offered by a holiday in one of the many beautiful towns and islands on the Baltic Sea.

Hiddensee

Within sight of the largest German island of Rügen lies the tranquil Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee. If you expect party hustle and bustle or endless shopping miles, you will unfortunately look in vain here. Hiddensee is another island that offers peace and relaxation. Private cars are prohibited on the island. Locals and visitors have no problem with this, however, because every destination can be reached just as easily by bike, horse-drawn carriage or on foot. Hiddensee is only 16.8 km long, the widest point of the island measures 3.7 km and the narrowest point is only 250 m wide. There are only four places on the island – Kloster, Grieben, Vitten and Neuendorf. The four villages belong to the municipality of Hiddensee, but they are very different from each other. The village of Kloster has the character of a small town, whereas Vitte and Neuendorf have retained the charm of a fishing village to this day. The Gerhard Hauptmann House in Kloster is the cultural centre of the island.

Rügen – The largest island in the Baltic Sea

Rügen, Göhren
The beach of Göhren, Image: LaMiaFotografia / shutterstock

Rügen, the largest of all German islands, is best known for its breathtaking cliffs and chalk cliffs. But the venerable castles, the extensive parks and the many pretty towns are also definitely worth a visit. If you want to see something of the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, you can make yourself comfortable in the puffing and steaming railway, the “Rasender Roland”. Because the steam locomotive-powered train offers the opportunity to explore the Baltic Sea resorts of Göhren, Baabe, Sellin, Binz and Putbus at a leisurely pace. The magnificent spa architecture of the towns of Binz and Sellin des 19th and early 20th century and the approx. 400-metre-long pier with the imposing bridge house in Sellin. The Baltic Sea resort of Binz offers its visitors a wonderful beach promenade with a length of a good 4 km.

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Cheap accommodation in holiday apartments and holiday homes on the Baltic Sea

If you want to spend the night on holiday on Rügen at a reasonable price, you should book a holiday apartment or holiday home. Our tip for finding accommodation is to book private accommodation. Vacation rental portals such as Fewostay.de offer vacation rentals at low prices and directly from the landlord. This not only saves time when looking for accommodation on holiday at the Baltic Sea, but also protects the holiday budget, because the booking on Fewostay is made directly with the host. But it is not only on Rügen that you can rent a private holiday apartment on the Baltic Sea to explore the seaside resorts of Binz, Sellin and the Königsstuhl. Along the German Baltic Sea coast, the range of holiday homes and apartments is diverse. Whether on the island of Rügen, Usedom, on the Darß or on Fehmarn, at www.fewostay.de the right holiday apartment with sea view directly on the beach can be found and booked quickly with just a few clicks.

Fehmarn

View of Fehmarn
View of Fehmarn, Image: Daniel-Froehlich / shutterstock

Fehmarn is one of the sunniest regions in Germany and has more than 20 beaches. The island is therefore a very popular tourist destination. A well-known landmark of the island is the Fehmarnsund Bridge, which connects the island and the mainland of Schleswig-Holstein. Numerous museums on the topics of art and culture offer visitors interesting information. The Peter Wiepert Museum of Local History in Burg reports on ships, history and society on Fehmarn. In the Mill and Agricultural Museum in Lemkenhafen, the only sailing windmill in Europe can be visited.

But what would an island be without a lighthouse? There are several of them on Fehmarn. The lighthouse “Flügger” offers a great view, is located in the Krummsteert nature reserve and can be visited. Right next to the lighthouse are various buildings where information is provided on the subject of shipping and meteorology. The oldest lighthouse, which was inaugurated in 1832, is located at the northeast corner.

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Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Holsten Gate
The Holsten Gate in Lübeck, Image: foto-select / shutterstock

Lübeck, the old Hanseatic city and city of seven towers, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its historic cityscape, winding streets and famous sights, Lübeck is a very popular destination on the Baltic Sea. Right at the entrance to the old town is the most famous sight of the city, the Holsten Gate. The imposing gate dates back to the Middle Ages, it was part of a former fortification. Today, the Holsten Gate is home to a museum that provides information about the history of Lübeck as a medieval Hanseatic metropolis, the importance of seafaring, and interesting information about the history of the Holsten Gate. Some of you will certainly remember the old 50 DMark ticket on which the Lübeck Holsten Gate was shown. Today, the Holsten Gate adorns the reverse of the German two-euro coin. Night cats will of course want to taste the famous Lübeck marzipan. They have the opportunity to do so throughout the city and in the Niederegger Marzipan Salon with Marzipan Museum.

Usedom in the Pomeranian Bay

The island of Usedom in the Pomeranian Bay is a real paradise for water mermaids and sun worshippers with over 40 kilometres of sandy beach and a good 1900 hours of sunshine a year. Because of its many hours of sunshine, Usedom is often referred to as the “sun island”. The island baths of Karlshagen, Trassenheide and Zinnowitz are an additional guarantee for a relaxing stay on Usedom. In addition to a great long sandy beach with many water sports facilities, Karlshagen also offers a marina and fishing harbour, from which many excursions can be booked. The Baltic Sea resort of Karlshagen is one of the most beautiful destinations on the island and convinces with a gently sloping, white sandy beach and a beautiful and wooded environment. Trassenheide is home to Europe’s largest butterfly farm with about 2500 tropical butterflies, an insect zoo and numerous terrariums.