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The Baltic Sea Resort of Kühlungsborn

On the picturesque Baltic Sea coast, about 25 km west of the Hanseatic Town of Rostock, lies the independent town of Kühlungsborn. It did not come into existence until 1938 when the villages of Arendsee, Brunshaupten and Fulgen were amalgamated. At that time the designation “Baltic Sea Resort” was already mentioned as part of the town’s name in the foundation charter.

In 1996 the title “Beach Resort” was conferred upon Kühlungsborn. One criterion for this was certainly the beach promenade – at over 3,000 metres long it is the longest promenade in Germany. In addition, it is almost car-free and not built up, therefore offering a spectacular clear view of the sea. For many years Kühlungsborn has been given awards for the excellent quality of the water on the up to six kilometre long sandy beach. A fresh sea breeze brings the clean, healthy air typically associated with an insular climate.

Today the three white seagulls on a blue background in Kühlungsborn’s coat of arms still symbolise the three former districts. But the Baltic Sea Resort is not only steeped in tradition but also possesses a maritime charm: the imperial architecture radiates a nostalgic flair to which no-one is immune. A stroll along the beach promenade, lined with historical villas, takes you back to the romantic period of the 19th Century.

For more than 100 years the narrow-gauge steam train “Molli” connects the towns of Bad Doberan, Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn. The trip takes about 40 minutes and, since the tracks run parallel to the coast between Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn, the journey is a highlight of your holiday in itself. Travel with the regional train to Bad Doberan and then take “Molli” from there to your destination – to beautiful Kühlungsborn!

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