Finnlines operates ferries to Helsinki, Finland around the year. The trip's duration is a little more than a day.
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.
Travemünde arose out of a stronghold placed here by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, in the 12th century to guard the mouth of the Trave, and the Danes subsequently strengthened it. It became a town in 1317 and in 1329 passed into the possession of the free city of Lübeck, to which it has since belonged. Its fortifications were demolished in 1807. Travemünde is an old seaside resort (since 1802) and Germany's largest ferry port on the Baltic Sea with destinations to Sweden, Finland and other baltic countries.
Annually, some 1 million passengers pass through the Travemünde Skandinavienkai ferry terminal as the starting point or destination of their trip across the Baltic Sea. The terminal is also the contact point for a number of impressive cruise ships from all over the world.
More than just beach, sand and a seaside resort - Travemünde is just perfect for discoverers, researchers, adventurers and bon vivants for every age.
Travelers will find Travemunde to be a dynamic resort that has its beaches, golf courses, health spa, fishing, yachting, nightclubs and gambling. Other features of the town are the St. Lorenz Church-built in 1500s, the Old Lighthouse, the Oldest house -also constructed in the 1500s, the Passat, which is a sailing ship with four masts, and the yearly Sand World, which is a competition of sand sculptures.
The Travemunde Sailing Week is held around the end of July. It is the second largest sailing event in the world with around 3000 sailors from 16 countries taking part. There are fireworks and a family party in Brugmann Gardens. Sand World runs from the 2nd week in July until the beginning of September. This is a display of sand sculptures up to 15 metres high. There is a prom which you can cycle or walk along. The beach is dotted with the characteristic beach chairs, which offer plenty of wind cover.
Travemunde can also be reached by boat trip up to Trave River from Lubeck, by train or by bus numbers 30 and 31. The Happy Card is a good buy, for 5 euro for one day or 10 euros for three days, the price includes public transport throughout Lubeck and Travemunde and reduced entry to museums and on canal trips and city tours.
Things to See & Do
* The Passat
* Travemunde beaches
* Old Lighthouse
* "Oldest House"
* Trave river cruise to Lubeck.
The Tourist Welcome Center is located inside Travemünde's railway station "Strandbahnhof". Here you find everything needed for a memorable stay in this coastal resort:
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