Special Travemünde Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Travemünde: Have you been longing to travel up to one of Germany's numerous northern beaches? If so, Travemuende might offer just what you are looking for! This community on the Baltic Sear began as a coastal fortress, constructed in the 12th century. It was soon annexed to the city of Luebeck, and the two communities have been linked ever since. Travemuende has been an active seaside resort since the early 1800s. It continues today to attract those seeking a little sun and sand. Today, Travemuende is Germany's largest ferry port on the Baltic Sea with connections to Russia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, and Estonia. Once you are tired to dipping your toes into the cold Baltic waters, there are plenty of other things to do in the town. Check out the lighthouse, which is the oldest on the Baltic Sea, dating from 1539. If you are interested in maritime history, spend a few hours in the Flying P-Liner Passat, a museum ship anchored at the mouth of the Trave River. This four-masted steel barque or windjammer was launched in 1911, and today it functions as a museum ship and youth hostel. For beach aficionados, Travemuende hosts two festivals that are of particular interest. The Travemuender Woche is a traditional sailing race week held during the summer. Also, an annual sand festival draws sand sculpture enthusiasts to the coast. From Travemuende's location, the most logical day trip would be to Luebeck, which is about 25 minutes away by train. This lovely Hanseatic city with its unique brick buildings is definitely worth the travel time.
These Travemünde travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
Verified & Approved - Quality Travemünde Vacation Rentals you can Trust!
There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.