The most beautiful cities in Germany: convince German coasts here
Hamburg, Lübeck or Kiel – some of the most beautiful cities and communities in Germany are located directly on the coast or in the immediate vicinity of the sea. What makes them so attractive and which cities are worth the trip.
The most beautiful cities in Germany: Hamburg
In a list of the most beautiful cities in Germany, the North German port city is of course not missing. Hamburg is a popular destination for tourists year after year, not only because of its famous port and the sinful Reeperbahn.
The Hanseatic city is simply a place of superlatives: there are, for example.
- Speicherstadt, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015 and is considered the world’s largest historic warehouse complex
- the Elbphilharmonie, one of the most beautiful concert halls with unique acoustics
- valuable monuments such as the town hall and the churches worth seeing
No question: Hamburg should not be missing in the list of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Alone in 2016, almost seven million tourists stayed in Hamburg. Almost as many as in Vienna or Rome. And also in our top 10 of the most interesting coastal towns and cities near the beach, the metropolis is there. Because what many may not know is that Hamburg (as opposed to Berlin or Munich) is not far from the sea. In just one hour by car on Timmendorfer beach, the longest beach on the Baltic coast of the Baltic Sea.
The idyllic tea house on the beautiful Seeschlösschen bridge and the enchanted nature around the nearby lake Hemmelsdorfer See with its swamps and huge forest areas are high on the popularity scale of the tourists. (# 01)
The most beautiful towns and coastal towns: Timmendorfer Strand
The Schleswig-Holstein community (about 20 000 inhabitants) counts u.a. because of its beautiful, huge beach to the most beautiful coastal villages in Germany. At a considerable length of six kilometers it falls flat into the sea. And so flat that the place is ideal for families with children, the ideal seaside resort. Timmendorfer Strand is also known for its diverse, popular leisure activities. Highlights include the Ostseetherme, the Sea Life Center, which is very popular with children (seawater aquarium with fish that are native to Germany), and the Niendorf bird park, which has the largest collection of owls in the world.
Year after year, the picturesque, contemplative community is visited by around 180,000 tourists. The idyllic tea house on the beautiful Seeschlösschen bridge and the enchanted nature around the nearby lake Hemmelsdorfer See with its swamps and huge forest areas are high on the popularity scale of the tourists. Not the only highlights: just as worthwhile are the old and the new spa park. The new spa park forms the promenade of the town and features the landmarked Trinkkurhalle over one of the most unusual buildings of the town.
An absolute must is the Bay of Lübeck, a vacation paradise popular with families. (# 02)
World Heritage City and Gateway to the Baltic Sea: Lübeck
If you visit the Timmendorfer beach should definitely make a detour to the only 25 kilometers away Hanse and Marzipan city Lübeck – one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. And that also because of the attractive location in the immediate Baltic Sea. An absolute must is the Bay of Lübeck, a vacation paradise popular with families.
- miles of fine sandy beaches
- many beach promenades with countless things to do
- great events such as the famous sailing regatta
“Travemünder Woche” (one million visitors per year)
But even those who are interested in culture, history and sights, comes in the 211,000-inhabitant city at his own expense. Absolute “must-sees” are the harbor (the largest in the Baltic Sea), the city hall built in 1230, the five major inner city churches and of course Holstentor, which is one of the most beautiful city gates in the world and together with the medieval old town part of UNESCO. world heritage.
Of course, Germany’s northernmost city belongs to the list of the most beautiful cities in the Baltic Sea: Kiel. (# 03)
The most beautiful cities in Germany: Kiel
Of course, Germany’s northernmost city belongs to the list of the most beautiful cities in the Baltic Sea: Kiel. Only about 80 kilometers from Lübeck, the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein also scores points with its mixture of historically significant sights as well as the beaches of the Kiel Fjord and Kiel Bay.
Especially recommended for boat lovers, as the beach is adjacent to the marina. The water is very calm and makes Schilksee attractive as a seaside resort
- Falckenstein beach:
For many the most beautiful of the “Kieler beaches”. He is natural and kurtaxfrei. On a clear day, you can see the entire sea bay
The beach, which stretches over two kilometers, is considered one of the most family-friendly around Kiel. The water is very shallow, the sand extremely fine
In addition, the sights make Kiel not only one of the most beautiful cities in Schleswig-Holstein, but in all of Germany: From the historic Kieler Schlossgarten over the impressive town hall with its 107 meter high tower to the far beyond the city limits known opera house. The red-brick, Art Nouveau-style building is now a listed building and is a Kiel landmark.
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Pearl on the Baltic Sea: Ückermünde
A real insider tip on the Baltic Sea is Ückermünde, located in the northeast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The municipality of 9000 inhabitants is one of the most beautiful of the smaller, less known places on the Baltic Sea. And not only because of the very well-preserved old town with its many architectural monuments and the narrow streets. Especially beautiful: the market square, which is lined with buildings from three centuries, the tranquil city harbor and of course the Pomeranian Royal Palace. The castle is considered one of the last remaining buildings of the Pomeranian dukes in Germany.
Of course, one of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea must also be easily accessible and connected to the surrounding traffic routes. From the Ückermünde station there is u.a. a direct connection to Berlin. The capital is about 170 kilometers away. In addition, there are connections to the equally worth seeing World Heritage City Stralsund. In addition, tourists and tourists have the opportunity, with regular passenger ships u.a. to get to Szczecin, Świnoujście or the island of Usedom.
However, in recent years Bremen has gained considerable popularity among domestic and foreign tourists. (# 04)
The most beautiful cities in Germany: Bremen
For many years, Bremen has been in the shadow of world cities and tourist magnets such as Berlin, Hamburg or Munich in many of Germany’s most popular and beautiful cities. However, in recent years Bremen has gained considerable popularity among domestic and foreign tourists. The number of overnight stays alone increased from 2014 to 2015 by 12 percent to more than 1.9 million a year. In 2017 there were over two million.
In addition, there are 1.1 million visitors who were guests in the eleventh largest city in Germany in 2017. One reason for this: The sights that make Bremen one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Definitely recommendable: The 1200 years old cathedral with its 100 meter high church towers, the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians, the charming Schnoorviertel (the oldest quarter of the city) and the town hall.
This is – due to its beautiful Renaissance façade – one of the most beautiful city halls in Germany. In 2017, the town hall, together with the striking Roland statue in front, was listed in the top 50 of Germany’s most popular attractions. In addition, Bremen is only a stone’s throw away from the sea: only 60 kilometers are there for example. to Bremerhaven, a city that merges directly into the North Sea.
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St. Peter Ording one of the most beautiful places of the North Sea
Speaking of the North Sea: Anyone who plans a trip to the North Frisian coasts, should definitely plan a trip to St. Peter Ording. Located in the northernmost district of Germany, Nordfriesland, the town stands out due to some peculiarities of the many coastal communities. St. Peter Ording
- is the only German mainland municipality with bathing beach
at the open sea
- has the longest sandbank in the world (about 12 kilometers long)
- With its up to seven meter high pile dwellings, it has a landmark well known far beyond the city limits, which characterizes the beach picture
In addition, very charming: The picturesque, historic town center and the natural, fascinating coastal landscape – a true natural idyll.
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About Marius Beilhammer
Marius Beilhammer, born in 1969, studied journalism in Bamberg. He has been writing for technical magazines for many years, as well as a freelance author on a variety of market and business topics. As a Franconian cheerful nature, he always finds the balance between lightness and comprehensive know-how in his work through his pronounced affinity to technology.
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