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Travemünde  is a borough of Lübeck and a sea resort which is very popular with families. Travemünde is a harbour town where daily passenger and cargo ferries leaves to Scandinavia & the Baltic states. Originally Travemünde was a small fisher village but its position at the river Trave & the proximity to Lübeck let it grew to a smaller harbour town. Today tourism is the main source of employment and income. The old town maintained its sleepy character despite the fact that at weekends there are loads of tourists.
Almost every hour a train from Lübeck main station goes to Travemünde. On weekends much more trains & people arrive.
Via Autobahn A1 (till crossing Bad Schwartau then A226 or B75) Travemünde is directly connected to Lübeck (20min) and Hamburg (1h).
Bus lines 30, 31 and 33 from Lübeck drive regular to Travemünde. Public transport tickets from Lübeck can include Travemünde.
Several ferries and cargo ships travel to ports in the Baltic Sea and especially in the summer they are willing to take travellers on board.
The main street and the sea promenade of Travemünde is only for pedestrians. There are buses that run the town. Main connection point is the train station.
The best way to get around is by bike or foot.
There are countless restaurants in summer but during the week and off season most places are closed. The most known cafe is that of Niederegger in the "Vorderer Reihe" with its street and 1st level cafe.
The Casino is the place to be for wearing your neat suits or dresses.
There are a lot of holiday apartements for rent. During summer this town is very busy and reservations are essential. If you don't plan to stay for at least a week, hotels are an other option
If you are on budget, better stay in Lübeck because Travemünde isn't cheap and choices are much smaller. Brodten and in Lübeck you find a youth hostel.
Big variety but mostly from private people, so best way is to contact the local tourist office: Strandpromenade 1b, 23570 Travemünde T: 01805-88 22 33 (0,12 €/min. only inside Germany), Fax: 04502-80 41 59, Mail: [email protected]