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From: Travemünde, Germany


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 and searching on "Luebeck" and "Travemuende." (Travel time is 20-40 minutes or a little longer, depending on the train.)

By bus. Stadtverkehr 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 Trelleborg), Nordö Link (Malmö), Finnlines (Helsinki and St. Petersburg), and 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 our Lübeck transportation page.

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 bus).

Tourist information

photophotoTravemünde 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 read Deutsch.

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