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Sailing is a much loved activity amongst Germans

Sailing Ship “Oban” in the harbor of Kiel

The beaches of Usedom, a perfect place to relax

Volleyball at the beach – Usedom has a variety of activities to offer

Rostock, old Hanseatic city in Germany’s North

Greisfswals is a famous destination on the Balic Coast

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The Baltic coast—dream beaches, hanseatic cities and pure nature

 

The Baltic Sea is a shallow, semi-enclosed, intracontinental marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. The name comes from the area of land, which extends from Szczecin in Poland to Reval on the Gulf of Finland. The Baltic Sea covers around 440,000 square kilometers, and has a salt content of just 1.5 per cent.

 

Unlike the North Sea, the Baltic has no falling and rising tide, and its storms tend to be mostly harmless. Germany's Baltic coastline runs from Flensburg to the Bay of Pomerania. It has sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, bays and narrow inlets cut deep into the land—Flensburg Firth, the Schlei, Eckernförde Bay, the Bay of Kiel and the Bay of Lübeck.

 

The Baltic island of Fehmarn is located between Kiel Firth and the Bay of Lübeck. It is known as Schleswig-Holstein's "granary". Burg, the main town on the island, the Wallnau Aquatic Nature Reserve and the stunning bridge across the Fehmarn Belt are three of the key sights.

 

Mecklenburg's Baltic coastline is characterized by long beaches of fine sand and sheer cliffs. To the east you’ll find Western Pomerania with its islands Grosser Werder, Bock and the peninsula Fischland-Darss-Zingst. The cities of Wismar and Rostock will give you an impression of authentic Hanseatic flair.

 

The former Hanseatic cities Stralsund and Greifswald and the islands of Usedom and Rügen are located along the Baltic coast of Western Pomerania. Stralsund, almost 800 years old, is an architectural gem. Its town hall, which has a magnificent façade, is one of the finest secular buildings in northern Germany. Greifswald is another famous destination. It is mostly known for the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Eldena.       

 

The entire Baltic coast is perfect for any kind of water sports, from kite surfing to wreck diving. Its beaches are rich with shells, amber and starfish. Visitors can enjoy boat trips, walking, horse riding, golf and cycling, as well as discovering art and places of historical interest.