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Travemünde’s promenades

From fishing village to inspiring seaside resort

Once a small fishing town – today a sophisticated resort enticing you to enjoy a perfect break at the seaside with its new promenades, modern hotel projects and casual events. The blend of historical seaside resort architecture and modern zeitgeist is refreshingly different. Discover new perspectives and be amazed!

The new circular promenade - a well-rounded affair

You can stroll on the new circular promenade unrestricted and to your heart’s content as it connects the major promenades on both banks of the Trave and therefore Travemünde’s town side with the Priwall peninsula. Combined with a visit to the sights and two relaxed mini-ferry rides across the Trave estuary.

This maritime circuit is unique along the entire Baltic coast. It takes you from the Nordermole pier with the small foot passenger ferry across the federal waterway of the Trave to the new Priwall promenade with its modern Beach Bay holiday facility and to the famous four-master the PASSAT lying at anchor in Passat harbour which can be visited in the season. The Baltic station manned by marine biologists lies on the path along the bank of the Trave with its environmental centre and various show aquaria with their indigenous marine life. Then you have a short walk – past the coal yard with what is probably the most beautiful view of Travemünde’s Old Town – to the Priwall car ferry which will take you back to Travemünde’s town side to the fishermen's harbour.

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Sights on Travemünde’s town side

The Old Bailiwick, seat of Lübeck’s bailiff from the 16th century, stands opposite Fährplatz. The gallery of the artist Anja Es and a pleasant café and restaurant are to be found in the lovingly restored rooms. Just behind the bailiwick, the spire of the single-naved brick church St. Lorenz’s soars skywards amid the Old Town’s quaint fishermen’s houses. It was first mentioned in records in 1235 and it boasts valuable paintings on its ceilings and walls. The Seebadmuseum (Resort Museum) here at the heart of Travemünde, set up on a private initiative and run by volunteers, invites you to take an excursion into history. See what beach fashion used to be en vogue, which famous personalities were guests in Travemünde and how the resort has changed in the course of the centuries. The tour takes you on to the Vorderreihe promenade with numerous small shops and cafés and to the redesigned Trave promenade. From here you can already see Germany’s oldest lighthouse in the distance. The maritime museum in its interior displays among other things water traffic signs and items of equipment from lighthouses and lightships. The viewing gallery offers a fantastic panoramic view over Lübeck Bay and to Travemünde’s BeachBay. The next section of the tour leads along the Trave promenade up to the Pilot Station which guides around 30 large ships safely into harbour every day with its team of pilots. The yellow buoy below the pilot station serves as a warning reminder of the former inner German border in Lübeck Bay. Your circular tour ends on the Nordermole North Pier at the start of the beach promenadeThe North pier beacon signals the entrance to the Trave and warns shipping of the shallows off Brodten bank.

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