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Mecklenburg’s Baltic Sea Coast

Mecklenburg’s Baltic Sea Coast stretches from the east side of the Luebeck Bay as far as Fischland, which once formed the border to West Pomerania. Along this coast there are a number of glamorous beach resorts with such fine-sounding names as Boltenhagen, Rerik, Kühlungsborn, Heiligendamm, Warnemuende and Graal Mueritz.

Heiligendamm was founded by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz I of Mecklenburg in 1793 and was the first German sea resort. A memorial stone on the Kurhausplatz, which opens onto the 200 m long pier, commemorates Heiligendamm’s illustrious past. Apart from its neo-classical atmosphere, the white town on the sea was once more the object of international interest when the G8 Summit took place there in 2007.

The Bastorf Lighthouse lies between Rerik and Kühlungsborn. From this lighthouse, which is built on the highest ground of any lighthouse in Germany, visitors can enjoy a splendid view over the countryside – on clear days, you can even see as far as the Baltic Island of Fehmarn in Schleswig-Holstein. If you look towards the south you will notice the thickly wooded ridge of hills (the “Kuehlung”); this is one of the last terminal moraine landscapes created during the last Ice Age.

As far as the scenery is concerned, Mecklenburg’s Baltic Sea Coast has its own special appeal. Endlessly long sandy beaches alternate with steep cliffs. The slightly rugged hinterland is ideal for walking and cycling. On the fields and meadows there are almost 40 megalithic chambered tombs and burial grounds dating back to the Bronze Age as well as many remains of Slavonic hill forts to be discovered. Not only do you have the opportunity to wander along the paths of imperial spa guests but also to find out more about the prehistoric traces left in this region.

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