Nostalgia around St. Lorenz church
Travemünde’s picturesque Old Town tells the eventful story of this small fishing village before it became a fashionable seaside resort. St. Lorenz church was already the centrepiece in the Middle Ages, and fishermen and tradesmen made their dwellings around it. Even today, you can find quaint, lovingly restored half-timbered houses here on Alter Markt and the brick façades of old gabled house lined up like a string of pearls. Time seems to have stood still. Numerous fires and floods repeatedly damaged old Travemünde over the course of many centuries, but the small settlement at the entrance to the Trave was always rebuilt. Its strategic importance for Lübeck, “Queen of the Hanseatic League”, and its merchant ships as the gateway to the Baltic Sea was simply too great. The oldest fisherman’s house dates back to the second half of the 16th century and is to be found at Jahrmarktstraße 13. Discover the nostalgic flair around St. Lorenz church!