Good to have you back!

Coronavirus update

Dear ones. Welcome back to Travemünde! We'd like to inform you here about everything you need to know in order to be able to spend carefree holidays with us. Presently, however, there are still some minor restrictions in place, which you should be aware of in preparation for your stay with us and which you can find on the website of the state government as well as on the website of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. We are always available to answer your questions and keep you updated here so you can feel comfortable and in good hands with us.

The essentials in brief

We are looking forward to spending delightful hours and days together. With salty skin and sand under the feet. There might some be challenging moments in the coming weeks, though. Let’s take care of each other and meet with understanding and thoughtfulness. We are all in the same boat.

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 Office at the Trave promenade

The Tourist Office is open.

Mo.-Fr. 9.30 am-7 pm
Sa.+Su. 10 am-5 pm

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

For general questions about Covid-19

The info-phone of Lübeck is available from Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am – 3pm via +49 451 1222626.
As an alternative, you can mail 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

At the bottom of this page we have put together for you a list of the test stations in Travemünde. If you have any further questions, please contact us phone via +49 4 502 99 890 151 or mailto

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 welcome all 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). The deadline runs from the first testing and not from the time of arrival in Travemünde. 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. Children aged under 6 years do not need to take a test. 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. 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 Ministry. From 26th July compulsory testing after arrival is not required anymore.

How do I prove my vaccination/recovery status?

Proof of vaccination status is provided by presenting your vaccination card or certificate. You can either carry your vaccination card or your vaccination certificate with you and show it if you want to use a tourist offer that requires such proof. Alternatively, you can use the electronic vaccination certificate, e.g. via the Corona warn app or the luca app.

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?

You are very welcome to camp in Travemünde, 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). The 72 hours period starts when you are tested at home (not upon arrival in Travemünde). Shared sanitary facilities are open. For the camper pitches in Travemünde the maximum stay is 24 hours, a reservation in advance is not possible. The Regulatory Office monitors this intensively. From 26thJuly compulsory testing after arrival is not required anymore.

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! There is no compulsory testing for day visitors in public spaces. There’s no mandatory testing for outdoor or indoor dining.

Do you know the app luca?

You can use luca at all times when you meet other people to follow up contacts. For example, in restaurants, in a hotel or at an event. luca enables encrypted and data protection compliant contact data recording and fast tracking of infection chains. The submission of contact details is done anonymous through the scan of a QR-Code. 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, museum or church in Travemünde and use the bus, train or taxi must cover their mouth and nose with a medical mask which means a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Please bear in mind to put on your mask, if the distance to your fellow human beings is less than 1.5 metres, even if from 7th June 2021 the face covering ban is lifted!

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.

What about the access to the beaches? Are there any restrictions? Do I have to book a beach ticket online?

On the beaches and on the sunbathing lawn (green beach) you have to pay a  fee of € 3.00 (after 3 pm € 1.60). If you are an overnight guest and have a spa card (ostseecard), the beach fee is already included. If you are a day visitor, you can pay it at the vending machines on the promenades or at our beach chair rentals.

From 19th June to 29th August you can use the passenger ferry at the Nordermole to Priwall free of charge on the weekends (Saturday/Sunday). So if it gets too crowded at the beach, just take the ferry to cross the Trave estuary to Priwall.

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. From 19th June to 29th August you can use the passenger ferry free of charge on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday). So, if it gets too crowded at the spa beach, just take the ferry to cross the Trave estuary to Priwallstrand!

Are restaurants and cafés open?

Restaurants and cafés are open. We recommend reserving a table, but walk-in guests are also welcome. Your contact details are recorded e.g. with the luca app. Please follow the rules and wear a mouth-nose cover (as soon as you are not sitting at your own table). From 26th July the mandatory testing for indoor dining is lifted and groups of a max. of 25 people are allowed to meet here.

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 has started. Concerts, theatre and cinema performances are permitted indoors with some restrictions in place. Please note that your contact details will be recorded on site and to wear a mask where appropriate.
Our tip: Culture Summer in Travemünde / Wide World in Travemünde

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

You can travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a day visitor without proof of vaccination.

Can I book a tour with the MS Hanse?

You are welcome to take a tour between Lübeck and Travemünde with the MS HANSE. Please check in with the luca app when boarding and observe the current pandemic requirements on board. From 26th July the compulsory testing for the use of all indoor areas is lifted. You don’t need mask in the outdoor areas. However, you have to wear a mouth-nose-covering if you move around in the salon/restaurant or on the way to the restroom.
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. A medical mask - a surgical mask or a FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask - is required in all shops! Please avoid any unnecessary contacts.

Do church services take place?

When attending services or events in the churches, the rules of distance and hygiene apply. You have to wear a mask during the church service. The St Lorenz Church invites you to worship on Sundays and public holidays at 10 am.

++ Updated 26th July 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 the information given here.

The beach and the promenade right now!

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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.

Testing sites in Travemünde

Atlantic Grand Hotel

Operator: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V

  • Kaiserallee 2 23570 Lübeck-Travemünde
  • Phone: +49 451 580100
  • Mail:
  • Appointment necessary: yes
  • Barrier-free: yes
  • Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10 am – 8 pm 
  • Priwallpromenade 4 23570 Lübeck-Travemünde
  • Phone: +49 163 3293306
  • Mail:
  • Appointment necessary: no
  • Barrier-free: yes
  • Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10 am – 7 pm
  • Operator: cbaMED Lifecare
  • Bertlingstraße/Ecke Außenallee 23570 Travemünde
  • Phone: +49 451 20975602
  • Mail: info@coronatest-luebeck
  • Appointment necessary: yes
  • Barrier-free: yes
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sun 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Operator: cbaMED
  • Zum Hafenplatz 1 23570 Lübeck
  • Mail:
  • Appointment necessary: yes
  • Barrier-free: yes
  • Opening hours: Tue and Fri 9 am – 12 pm
Test station Maritim hotel

Operator: cbaMED
Trelleborgallee 2 23570 Lübeck
Appointment necessary: ja
Barrier-free: ja
Opening times: Mon - Sun 8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Further testing sites are available in many other places in the region.

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