and Tourist Information
ABOVE: A Baltic ferry passes the beach at
Travemünde on its way to the terminal at Skandinavienkai. You can rent a
Strandkorb or "beach basket" shelter for a few euros per day.
By train. Trains from Lübeck
stop at the ferry terminal, the pier of Skandinavienkai, and the
Strandbahnhof or beach station in the town center. View train
connections in English by clicking the "International Guests" link at
www.bahn.de and searching on "Luebeck" and
"Travemuende." (Travel time is 20-40 minutes or a little longer, depending on
Lübeck buses 30, 31, and 40 run from Lübeck
to a bus station next to the Strandbahnhof.
By ferry. Travemünde is served by TT-Line (from
Finnlines (Helsinki and St. Petersburg),
DFDS Lisco (Riga). German and
foreign cruise ships also visit Travemünde during
the Baltic cruising season.
By river boat. Könemann
Schiffahrt runs a service on the River Trave between Lübeck and Travemünde
from April through mid-October.
By air. See the "by air"
section of my Lübeck transportation
By car. The A1 motorway runs
northeast toward Travemünde from Lübeck. From Rostock, take the A20 to the A1;
from Berlin or Hannover, take the A24 or A7 and connect to the A1 in Hamburg.
Free and paid parking are available in several locations around town; look for
the blue "P" signs.
Boat excursions in Travemünde. The MS
Sven Johannsen offers harbor
and coastal trips during the season. Another boat, the MS Maritima, has
one-hour harbor rides. And if you didn't arrive on a boat of Könemann
Schiffahrt, consider a journey up the River Trave to Lübeck. (You can return
to Travemünde on the same boat or by the No. 30
Tourism has detailed English-language
information about Travemünde, including hotel and events listings. You can pick
up brochures, buy a pocket-sized Stadtplan map, and get on-the-spot help
with hotel bookings at the main Lübeck Welcome Center (see my
Lübeck Tourist Information page)
or the Travemünde tourist office on the Strandpromenade next to the beach.
If you're staying in Travemünde for
any length of time, invest a few euros in Travemünde Rundum, a 104-page
guide to cafés, restaurants, attractions, activities, and events. It's in
German, but the most of the listings are easy to figure out even if you don't
Top photo: Lübeck Travemünde Tourismus /