A genuine emblem on the Baltic Sea
Two superlatives in Travemünde! The resort has the oldest lighthouse in Germany and the highest light beacon in Europe. However, it’s not in the old lighthouse but at a height of 115 metres on the roof of the Strandhotel Maritim. Since 1974, this beacon has replaced the light in the historical lighthouse as it was hidden by the construction of the hotel on Strandpromenade in 1972. After almost 450 years of tireless service, it was decommissioned as a navigational aid but of course it has retained its significance as an emblem of Travemünde. Today, the tower is a popular destination as a technical, cultural monument and maritime museum which you can visit in the season.