The interminable and curving coastline of Germany’s Baltic Sea is smothered with phenomenal nature, astounding architecture and ceremonial palaces. Fairy tale castles neighbour rampantly rushing rivers, and tranquil lakes are juxtaposed with the silky soft sands of beautiful beaches. Stately homes and pristine palaces host cultural explosions of dance, music and theatre during the region’s many festivals and the medieval historical heritage is rife throughout the traditional villages scattered across the verdant rolling hills.
A Fairy Tale Vision in the City of the Seven Lakes
Schwerin, otherwise referred to as the ‘City of the Seven Lakes’ the Baltic Sea’s sublime state capital; boasting a fairy tale castle rivalling that of Neuschwanstein, the elegant and energetic city is shrouded in captivating culture and natural beauty. The most alluring landmark is undoubtedly Shwerin Castle, a turreted and talismanic structure that spirals from an island located between Lake Schwerin and Lake Burgsee. The labyrinthine lanes and historical buildings of the Schelfstadt Quarter offer architectural jewels at every corner, while the State Museum and Victory Column offer insight into the cities intriguing history.
The customary town of Wismar is considered a UNESCO world heritage site due to the Gothic grandeur of its crumbling churches and enormity of its Marienkirche Market Square. The Red Brick beauty and spiralling ceilings of St. Nikolai’s Church is an arresting sight and the innovative examples of art-noveau architecture in the market square are also worthy of worship.
The Jewel of Jasmund National Park
The ethereal vision of glimmering white cliffs contrasting with lush green landscape and sprawling azure sea is certainly an unforgettable one, and one that can be photographed and enjoyed for as long as desired in the incredible Jasmund National Park. Home to the Konigsstuhl Chalk Cliffs and mysterious beech forest that date back to the 13th century, the national park exhibits the diversity and delight of German nature.