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The '''Baltic Sea Coast''' (''Ostseeküste'') of [[Germany]] is a vacation region located in the northern federal states of [[Schleswig-Holstein]] and [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]].
 
The '''Baltic Sea Coast''' (''Ostseeküste'') of [[Germany]] is a vacation region located in the northern federal states of [[Schleswig-Holstein]] and [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]].
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
*[[Rügen]] (Ruegen): Germany´s largest island (926 square kilometres). Famous for its bathing beaches and chalk cliffs as well as its diverse nature.
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*[[Rügen]] (Ruegen): Germany´s largest island in the north-east, famous for its bathing beaches and chalk-cliffs
*[[Usedom]]: island in the east of [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]]. Second largest island of Germany. Its eastern end is part of [[Poland]].
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*[[Usedom]]: island in the east of [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]]
*[[Fischland-Darss-Zingst]]: peninsula in the north of [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]]. Known for its fishing villages and bathing beaches.
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*[[Fischland-Darss-Zingst]]: peninsula in the north of [[Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]]
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
* [[Rostock]]: university, ferry line, sea port, sailing regatta "Hanse Sail"
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* [[Rostock]]: university, ferry line, sea port
* [[Stralsund]]: German Oceanographic Museum [http://www.hydrosight.com/article/ozeaneum.php] with the Ozeaneum, which has been elected European museum of the year in 2010. Rathaus. Brick Gothic churches.
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* [[Stralsund]]: German Oceanographic Museum [http://www.hydrosight.com/article/ozeaneum.php] with the Ozeaneum to be finished in 2008.
* [[Wismar]]: Brick Gothic churces, old town, harbour, technical university
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* [[Wismar]]: college, threw
* [[Greifswald]]: university, nuclear fusion reactor "Wendelstein 7-X"
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* [[Greifswald]]: university
 
* [[Bad Doberan]]
 
* [[Bad Doberan]]
* [[Heringsdorf]]: Baltic Sea spa on Usedom, large pier
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* [[Heringsdorf]]
 
* [[Kiel]]: university, ferry line
 
* [[Kiel]]: university, ferry line
 
* [[Lübeck]]: university, college, ferry line, sea port
 
* [[Lübeck]]: university, college, ferry line, sea port
* [[Sassnitz]]: on the island of Rügen (Ruegen), ferry line, fishing port with the longest outside molo of [[Europe]], chalk-cliffs (best known ''Königstuhl'' - ''Kings chair'')
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* [[Sassnitz]]: on the island of Rügen (Ruegen), ferry line, fishing port with the longest outside mole of [[Europe]], chalk-cliffs ("Königstuhl" => "Kings chair")
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
* [[Mecklenburg lake district]]: cluster of lakes in the center of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Including the second largest lake of Germany, the "Müritz".
 
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
The Baltic Sea Coast developed into one of the today's most popular holiday regions from the 19th century onwards. It is especially famous for its long bathing beaches between the island of Usedom and the city of Kiel. The Baltic Sea spas on Rügen and Usedom as well as the city Kühlungsborn have already been very popular in upper-class circles in the 19th century. Evidence of this can in particular be found in the mansions built in the spa style of the turn-of-the-century. Besides beaches and sea spas the region is famous for its different types of coastline (bodden coast; cliff coast) and the diverse nature. The National Park Jasmund on Rügen is a World Heritage - natural site, whereas the historic cities of the Hanseatic towns [[Stralsund]] and [[Wismar]] are classified as a [[UNESCO World Heritage]] - cultural site.
 
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By plane===
 
 
Large airports of Berlin, Hamburg and Rostock-Laage are usually used as well as some small regional airports in Heringsdorf and Güttin.
 
 
===By ferry===
 
 
Check [[Baltic Sea ferries]].
 
 
===By car===
 
 
The major travel ways are the motorway A20 with good connections to the German capital [[Berlin]] and the city of [[Hamburg]]. 
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
In order to explore the Baltic Sea Coast you can use public means of transport such as trains. Also bikes can be used to make trips in defined regions. During the high season the roads on the islands of Rügen and Usedom tend to be overcrowded. Traffic jams are a common experience on Saturdays.
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==See==
  
==See==
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===Itineraries===
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
 
The Baltic Sea Coast offers a variety of sights in particular on Rügen and Usedom as well as in [[Stralsund]]. People interested in culture, nature and science are provided with a lot of opportunities.
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
As the Baltic Sea Coast is a major tourist region, there are restaurants of different standards in most locations. In particular the major sea spas such as [[Binz]], [[Sellin]], [[Heringsdorf]], [[Ahlbeck]] and [[Kühlungsborn]] offer high quality restaurants. Due to the vicinity to the Baltic Sea seafood restaurants are quite common.
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
A wide range of places to drink can be found in the bigger cities of [[Stralsund]], [[Rostock]], [[Greifswald]] and [[Schwerin]] as well as in the major sea spas.
 
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
The crime rate is comparably low at the Baltic Sea Coast. Only bicycle theft and right-wing extremist criminal acts are quite common in particular in the eastern area of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
 
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
Big cities [[Berlin]] and [[Hamburg]] are worth a visit.
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The Baltic Sea route continues along the traditional region of Pomerania as you cross the Polish border all the way to the Baltic republics.
 
  
 
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