Baltic Sea

A dense web of ferry connections in the shallow, inland-sea-like Baltic Sea connects Denmark, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Poland and Germany. As history progressed, many a town and city in this region became very rich thanks to their ever-stronger trade ties which helped them amass wealth even in times when others were hit by economic crises. Rostock and Lübeck are two prominent examples for this. Both cities boast a host of stunning buildings which testify to the glory and glamour of days long gone. Let yourself be captured by the fascination of history and follow the tracks left by dozens of trade dynasties in recent centuries.

Apart from history and culture, the Baltic Sea offers many attractions: Islands like Fehmarn, Usedom and Rügen, the largest German island, with their long sandy beaches, invite you for swims in summer and lengthy walks during the cooler seasons. The Baltic’s fauna is also quite impressive, although quite a few species prefer living in seclusion. On one of your walks along the beach, you may even find an amber, the type of gemstones which has triggered humankind’s fascination.

Even in times when Germany was divided into East and West, tourism started to develop on the Baltic shores. After German reunification in 1990, the sector experienced a boom unseen before thanks to the region’s uniqueness. The mixture of culture, nature and history make the region as charming as few others. Moreover, the Baltic region enjoys more sunny days than most other destinations in Germany, making your vacation here an unforgettable one. It is also a region that begs to be discovered by families with children.