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"Why should someone do a vacation in Travemünde? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Travemünde, which everyone visiting Travemünde should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Travemünde that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/03/2014)

Recommended is certainly the old fishing harbor and a stroll along the river Trave, past the sailors and large ferries. At the Travelodge is also the tradition ship "Passat", the sister ship of the defunct "Pamir". It can be seen (is inside but not much to see, ranging from the outside) .The old lighthouse, which is no longer in operation, can be visited at certain times. There are guided tours. Just outside of Travemünde, about 10 km, is the small old fishing village "Gothmund". A very old original fishing village; received the fishing rights of Emperor Barbarossa. Very nice small village !!! Slightly less spectacular, but very relaxed, a cruise is (are many providers) from Travemünde Lübeck; best in the evening, in the setting sun in, or take a tour out to the Baltic Sea. Maybe your guests can hereby do something. Sincerely, Irmgard Kirsten
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  • Old Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
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    Old Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

    The Old Lighthouse, 31 metres high, is situated on the Trave promenade, and was the first in Germany to become operational, in 1539. Today, it houses a maritime museum on eight floors.

    Hours: March - April: Thursday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, May and June: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, July and August: Tuesday - Sunday 10am, - 5pm, September and October: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. Admission for adults is 2 €, Children under 14 years are 1 €.

  • Flying P-Liner Passat Museum Ship

    Flying P-Liner Passat Museum Ship

    Passat is a German four-masted steel barque and one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. The name Passat means trade wind in German. Passat is one of the last surviving windjammers. During its long service, the Passat sailed Cape Horn no fewer than 39 times and circumnavigated the globe in 1932 and 1948. The Passat has been anchored in the Travemünde port since 1960 and has since become one of the city's most famous landmarks. It is now a youth hostel, venue, and museum ship.

    Hours: Easter – mid May: Sat. and Sun. 11am - 4:30pm. Mid May – mid September: daily 10am - 5pm. Mid September – October: Sat. and Sun. 11am - 4:30pm.

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Travemünde Overview

Travemünde is a borough of Lübeck (Lübeck vacation rentals | Lübeck travel guide), Germany, located at the mouth of river Trave in Lübeck Bay. Travemünde arose out of a stronghold placed here by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, in the 12th century to guard the mouth of the Trave, and the Danes subsequently strengthened it. It became a town in 1317 and in 1329 passed into the possession of the free city of Lübeck, to which it has since belonged. Its fortifications were demolished in 1807.

Travemünde is an old seaside resort (since 1802) and Germany's largest ferry port at the Baltic Sea with destinations to Sweden, Finland and Estonia. The lighthouse is from 1539 and the oldest German lighthouse at the Baltic coast. Another attraction of Travemünde is the Flying P-Liner Passat, a museum ship anchored in the mouth of river Trave.

The annual Travemünder Woche is a traditional sailing race week in Northern Europe. The annual Sand festival in Travemünde ist known as the Sand World.

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Things to See in Travemünde

Travemünde is with his Skandinavienkai one of the most significant German ferry ports of traffic to Finland, Sweden (Malmö, Trelleborg, Gothenburg, Helsingborg), Latvia and Norway

St. Lawrence's Church

Alter Leuchtturm

Beach promenade on Brodt Shore

Seebadmuseum Travemünde, documents the development as a seaside resort of Travemünde, the history of the use of the site as Priwalls for the development of seaplanes (including Dornier) and as a shipyard location

More about the History of Travemünde

Travemünde was founded in 1187. Even with the freedom Lübecker Reich Letter in 1226 was the city of Lübeck (Lübeck vacation rentals | Lübeck travel guide) by Emperor Frederick II, the rights to Travemuende were unknown. Then came the Priwall to Travemünde. In 1329, Travemuende finally went into the possession of the city of Lübeck. Travemuende had been heavily fortified since the days of Henry the Lion, with the fixations taken down in 1807. Travemünde was severely damaged in 1872 by the Baltic Sea storm floods and many houses fell victim. Traces of the storm are still occasionally visible. In 1913 the city of Travemünde and Lübeck were combined.

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.

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