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Travemünde is a borough of Lübeck and a sea resort with is very famous with families. Travemünde is a harbour city where daily passenger and cargo ferries leaves to Scandinavia. Originally Travemünde was a small fisher village but it's position at the river Trave let it grew to a smaller harbour town. Today tourism is the main source of employment and income. The old town maintained it's sleepy character despite the fact that at weekend there are loads of tourists.

Get in

By train

Almost every hour a train from Lübeck main station goes to Travemünde.

By car

ViaAutobahn Travemünde is directly connected to Lübeck (20min) and Hamburg (1h).

Get around

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.


There are countless restaurants in summer but during the week and off season most places are closed.


  1. Walk to the light tower and see ships pass by
  2. Take the boat to the "Priwall" and walk to the less developed site and beach of Travemünde
  3. Visit the sail ship "Passat" in the harbour
  4. Travemünder Woche: Once a year for one week big sailing boats visit Travemünde
  5. Sand World: Once a year artist build monuments of sand

See Travemünde for more details and dates


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, there are two excellent hotels:

  • Hotel Maritim [1] First hotel in town with spa and amazing views
  • Columbia [2] Only 20m from the beach

However if you are on budget, better stay in Lübeck because Travemünde isn't cheap.

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