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Baltic Sea Coast

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Baltic Sea Coast

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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.



  • Rostock: university, ferry line, sea port, sailing regatta "Hanse Sail"
  • Stralsund: German Oceanographic Museum [1] with the Ozeaneum, which was to be finished in 2008. The Ozeaneum has been elected European museum of the year in 2010.
  • Wismar: college
  • Greifswald: university, nuclear fusion reactor "Wendelstein 7-X"
  • Bad Doberan
  • Heringsdorf: baltic sea spa on Usedom, large pier
  • Kiel: university, ferry line
  • Lübeck: university, college, ferry line, sea port
  • 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

  • Mecklenburg lake district: cluster of lakes in the center of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania. Including the second largest lake of Germany, the "Müritz".


The Baltic Sea Coast developed into one of the today's most popular holdiday 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 last turn-of-the-century. Besides beaches and sea spas the region is famous for its different types of coastline (bodden-coast; cliffed coast) and the diverse nature. The National Park Jasmund on Rügen is a World Heritage - natural site, whereras the historic cities of the hanseatic towns Stralsund and Wismar are classified as a World Heritage - cultural site.


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