Carefree stroll

On this tour through Travemünde, you will pass all the sights of the resort:  Strandbahnhof – Strandpromenade – Brügmann Gardens – Lighthouse – Vorderreihe – Alte Vogtei – St. Lorenz church – Seebadmuseum – Fishermen's harbour (no guided tour).

You start at the Strandbahnhof station and follow the road to the sea past the ATLANTIC Grand Hotel Travemünde. Then turn right and enjoy the fresh Baltic Sea breeze along the revamped beach promenade.

The raised promenade with its beautiful plants gives you a fantastic view of the Lübeck Bay and you can enjoy the comings and goings of the big ships at any time of the year.

There is step-free access to the Kurstrand beach from here. If you want to go swimming or just fancy a walk on the beach, you can hire a beach-swim wheelchair free of charge from beach chair rental Seipel.

Or would you rather enjoy the sun in total relaxation and protected from the wind? Then the fully accessible Brügmanngarten is the right place for you. Open-air concerts are held here in the summer, while in winter the Travemünde Neujahrsgarten (New Year garden) is a lovely place to visit.

Proceed along Travepromenade past the lighthouse, the oldest in Germany.  Look to your left to see the symbol of Travemünde on the other side of the Trave estuary: the four-masted barque Passat. It once belonged to the legendary Hamburg shipping company Reederei Ferdinand Laeisz, whose sailing ships were known all over the world and were some of the fastest of the time.

Vorderreihe in Travemünde © Shutterstock

Continuing straight on you'll come to Vorderreihe, Travemünde's beautiful shopping street right on the water. Have a look round the shops or relax and watch the ferries and sailing ships go by from the best seats in the house. In fine weather why not sit outside and enjoy a delicious marzipan nut torte at Café Niederegger (not fully accessible inside). Or take a little break at the Lichtblick coffee bar, an original cross between a traditional lamp shop and cosy coffee bar. The building is fully accessible with the exception of the toilets.

St. Lorenz Kirche in Travemünde© Borowiakziehe

Then you'll come to the Alte Vogtei residence which is fully accessible. This was once the home of the “Vogt”, harbour master and keeper of the light beacon. The old brick gabled house is in the Renaissance style and now houses an art gallery and wine bar in addition to a restaurant, café and tea speciality store.

Turn right behind the Vogtei and follow the road to St. Lorenz church. The brick building is more than 450 years old and is surrounded by ancient chestnut trees. You can pause here and enjoy the peace and quiet. Or admire the interior of the church. It is fully accessible.

Now follow Jahrmarktstraße and take a detour to the Seebadmuseum in the Gesellschaftshaus. The rear entrance to the building is fully accessible. You'll find an array of wonderful exhibits, unique photographs and great short films.

Fischereihafen mit der TT-Line

Then wander along Torstraße and Kurgartenstraße, lined by pretty cottages once home to fishermen and sailors. Definitely a great place for a photo. Then it's back past St. Lorenz church and Alte Vogtei, and onto Baggersand to the fishermen's harbour with its colourful boats and crying seagulls. Here you can get fresh fish directly from the boat and the typical fish rolls taste best here too, perhaps from the fully accessible Fischtempel. If you fancy more than a snack then why not enjoy waiter service and try a delicious fish dish at the fully accessible Café & Restaurant “Luzifer Travemünde”. This affords a great view of the harbour, Priwall and of course the ferries passing by.

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