Good to have you back!

Coronavirus update

Finally, we can welcome you back to Travemünde. We are looking forward to seeing YOU! Some regulations remain relevant, which you should be aware of in order to prepare for your stay with us. They can be accessed on the website of the state government and at We will continue to be positive and vigilant and to be attentive to the planned relaxations and the associated challenges.

The essentials in brief

Finally, you are back with us, we missed you deeply! We are looking forward to spending delightful hours and days together. With salty skin and sand under the feet. There will also be challenging moments in the coming weeks. Let’s take care of each other and meet with understanding and thoughtfulness. We are all in the same boat. 
Thank you!

Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning your visit in Travemünde.

Our easy guide

Use testing offers

Wash your hands frequently

Keep a distance of 1.5 meters – also at the beach

Practice empathy

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Observe local instructions, e.g. wearing a mask in certain places

Apply provided hand sanitizers

Download and use the luca app

What would we do without all your questions?

Especially during these times, we are happy to help you. Our team will gladly give you information about opened restaurants or cafés, a tip for a quiet getaway or if you want to know where you have to wear a mask.

Tourist Information at Strandbahnhof

The Tourist Information is open.

Mo.-Fr. 8 am-7 pm
Sa.+Su. 10 am-3 pm

We are also available by phone via +49 451 8899700.

For general questions about Covid-19

The info-phone of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck is available from Mondays – Friday 8 am – 7 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm by phone via +49 451 1222626.
As an alternative you can write an email to or get information here: (in German)

For medical advice in the context of Covid-19

The medical on-call service is available daily 24/7 by phone via +49 451 116117 and will help you out with information concerning health issues connected to the Covid-19 virus.


Test stations in Travemünde and surroundings

On the website of the Federal state Schleswig-Holstein you check where to get rapid tests or can get tested. 


The tourism codex of the Baltic Sea Schleswig-Holstein

The Baltic seaside resorts pull together to ensure the wellbeing and health of their guests, employees and the local people. Together with of the Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V. they developed a tourism codex for the Baltic Coast of Schleswig-Holstein which focuses on all partners and their strengths and presents the actions that are being taken.


Can I spend my holiday in Travemünde?

Yes, hotels, pensions, holiday apartments and campsites may then again accommodate guests who are travelling privately. Each overnight guest must present a negative test on arrival (not older than 48 hours for a PCR test / 24 hours for an antigen rapid test). Every 72 hours further evidence must be provided. Alternatively, as an overnight guest, you can provide evidence that you have recovered (for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago) or have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago. For further information on the proof of recovery / Tested / Vaccinated click here. Do you already have the luca app? If not, we recommend downloading and using it for check-in and check-out in where required.
Further info is available on the website of the Foreign Ministery.

How do I prove my vaccination/recovery status?

Proof of vaccination status needs to be provided by presentation of the vaccination card or vaccination certificate. Until electronic identification systems become available, you must carry your vaccination card or certificate and present it on request, if you wish to take advantage of the tourism offers.

A person who has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago is considered to have recovered. Evidence of recovery status is provided by a positive PCR test result with a date that is at least 28 days old and is not older than 6 months.

What are the regulations for campsites and camper pitches?

Camping in Travemünde is possible with a negative test result or vaccination, booking in advance is required. The demand is high! Here, the same rules apply: proof of vaccination or a negative test on arrival must be presented (must not be older than.24 hours for the antigen rapid test / not older than 48 hours for PCR test). Additional evidence must be provided every 72 hours. Shared sanitary facilities will be open except of saunas and hot tubs.

For the camper pitches in Travemünde the maximum stay is 24 hours, a reservation in advance is not possible. The Regulatory Office will monitor this more intensively.

Can I visit Travemünde as a day guest?

Yes, you are more than welcome. If the beach is too crowded in Travemünde, please, plan your visit for the early morning hours or the blue hour in the evening! Please keep in mind that it is obligatory to wear a mask in certain areas. There is no compulsory testing for day visitors.

Do you already know the luca app?

You can use luca at all times when you meet other people to follow up contacts. For example, in restaurants when they reopen on 17th May, in a hotel or at an event. luca enables encrypted and data protection compliant contact data recording and fast tracking of infection chains. From now on luca can be used in Lübeck and Travemüde as well and is therefore an important step into the new normal of our life. The submission of contact details is done anonymous through the scan of a QR-Code, depending on the location either you scan the code or your host. You can even register for a private meeting with your friends and family. Join luca, stay healthy and download the App on your device!

More Information (German)
Where do I have to wear a face covering?

Anyone wanting to enter a shop in Travemünde, as well as anywhere else in Schleswig-Holstein, and use the bus, train or taxi must wear a medical mask which means at least a surgical mask or a FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask.  

Furthermore, it is obligatory to wear a mouth-nose cover in Travemünde from Monday – Sunday between 9 am and 7 pm in the area of the Leuchtenfeld car park, Trelleborgallee, Am Leuchtenfeld, Vorderreihe, ferry jetty and Priwallpromenade. It is also obligatory to wear a mask when entering the Travemünde harbour and beach railway station including the forecourt.

Children up to the age of six years as well as bus, train and taxi drivers are exempt from this regulation. Please wear a face covering whenever you can't keep a 1,5m distance from others. This also applies to all public indoor spaces. Masks protect those around you and will help slow the spread of the virus.

Can I go to the beach? Do I have to book a beach ticket online?

As soon as day trips are possible again, you can enjoy the beach of Travemünde in autumn and winter without paying a fee. On the Kurstrand beach a fee of € 3.00 is charged from 15th May to 14th September.

Are there any restrictions on bus transport?

The public transport in Lübeck and Travemünde offers a regular service. Medical masks are mandatory in buses and public transport. The mask must be at least a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Please keep in mind: Buy the ticket at the ticket counters if possible. The service centres are open. Tickets can also be bought in the buses.

Get your ticket here
What is the timetable for the Priwall ferry service?

The car ferry runs every 10 to 15 minutes. The passenger ferry Nordermole jetty will be used daily from 10 am to 10.30 pm. It is also available for bicycles and wheel chairs.

Are the VOI and Lime e-scooters in operation?

The e-scooters in Travemünde are available. Wear gloves to stay protected and wash your hands before and after using them for safety reasons. Also maintain the safety distance please.

Are restaurants and cafés open?

Restaurants and cafés are open. We recommend reserving a table, but walk-in guests are also welcome. The following rules apply: groups of up to 10 people from 10 different households can meet outdoors on restaurant and café terraces, indoors groups of up to 5 people from maximum two households can meet. If you wish to dine indoors, you’ll need to present a negative test result which is not older than 24 hours, fully vaccinated persons (at least two weeks after the second vaccination) must present a vaccination card or certificate. For the gastronomy following rules apply: contacts must be recorded (for example with the luca app), a mouth-nose cover must be worn (outside your own table) and the gastronomy must close its doors by 11 pm.


Do the public guided tours take place?

No, there won't be any tours until further notice.

More information
Are there currently any events taking place in Travemünde?

The outdoor event season will pick up speed again soon. We will keep you updated! Contact registrations, testing, in case that distances cannot be kept, and the wearing of mouth nose coverings will be essential then.

Am I allowed to travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a day guest?

If you have been fully vaccinated, you may enter Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a day guest.

Are there any tours of the MS Hanse?

The MS Hanse service between Lübeck and Travemünde as well as the "charming hour" (Travemünde cruise) can be booked soon and will be possible with a negative test from 17th May on.
Are shops open in Travemünde?

Retail shops in Travemünde are open. During the summer season, shops in Travemünde are allowed to open also on Sundays. The registration of contact details is obligatory until further notice. You can check in manually or digitally (e.g. luca app). No check-in is required in: food shops, shops for medical supplies and animal food, pharmacies, post offices, flower shops, hardware stores, garden centers, bookshops and food banks. A medical mask - a surgical mask or a FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask - is required in all shops! Please avoid any unnecessary contacts. A medical mask - surgical mask or a FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask - is required in all shops! Please, avoid any unnecessary contacts.

Does the weekly market take place in Travemünde?

The weekly market in Travemünde takes place. Please keep your distance and cover your mouth and nose with a medical mask. And please remember to avoid any unnecessary contact.

Do church services take place?

Many churches remain open under various conditions, but please check in advance if a church service is taking place as usual. The St Lorenz Church invites you to worship on Sundays and public holidays at 10 am (with registration in advance and FFP2 masks only).

Are the public toilets open?

The public toilets are open.

++ Updated 17th May 2021 ++

The website of the government of Schleswig-Holstein is available for further information. Please note, that no responsibility can be taken for the correctness of all information

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The beach at Priwall

Our natural beach invites not only for sunbathing, but also for longer walks.

Dummersdorfer Ufer

Our “Stülper Huk" in midst the nature reserve is just waiting for your visit. Did you know? In German “Stülper Huk" is the maritime name of seafarers and fishermen for the hook-like sand nose of the peninsula.

Steep coast of Brodten

The panoramic path with stunning views over the Baltic Sea is ideal for walks and bike rides.


You can easily explore the Old Town of Lübeck with its world-famous Holsten Gate, the courtyards and alleyways and the varied museums on foot in one day.

Pötenitzer Wiek

As a European protected landscape for birds, our Pötenitzer Wiek is the ideal place to listen to the chirping birds.

Sneaky paths

Discover your own special places on the sneaky paths. Attention: Please stay on paved paths only.

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