I hope to travel on a holiday along the German Baltic coast sometime. I shall use my trusty ‘Rough Guide to Germany’ as my first and last reference book. Originally written in 2008, and still not done in 2018, but there’s still time, although I have got rid of the Rough Guide as it was out of date by then.

Locality & Map

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I’d like to visit

  • Schwerin
  • Bad Doberan
  • Rostock/Warnemunde and
  • Rugen Island, where Binz seems a good place to stay.

I was playing holiday porn, and found, in expedia, a hotel in Sassnitz, with various routes, by plane, bus and train and in one case a ferry.


This area is very busy in the summer and also very dramatic in the winter. I need to decide. I don’t need to travel in the school holidays anymore.

More Advice

There’s plenty of that

How to get there!

Doesn’t seem that easy, flights are either difficult and expensive, or just plain expensive (to Rostock). The inter-rail shop is here. , but if I google, Hamburg to Rostock the train fares seem exceptionally reasonable, the tickets from Berlin are more expensive but are still cheaper than a round of cocktails. Jan 2019


The Guardian and Observer say

Wikipedia has an entry on Prora, the site of the Observer article.

At Heiligendamm [wikipedia], some of the villas which date back to Imperial Germany have been taken over by the Kempinski chain but that’s probably more than I’ll want to pay.

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