The Baltic seaside resort of Travemünde

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Kurhaus Hotel © Asterion

Kurhaus Hotel © Asterion

Travemünde is a borough of Lübeck, located at the mouth of the river Trave in Lübeck Bay. It began life as a fortress built by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, in the 12th century to guard the mouth of the Trave, and the Danes subsequently strengthened it. It became a town in 1317 and in 1329 passed into the possession of the free city of Lübeck, to which it has since belonged. Its fortifications were demolished in 1807.

Travemünde has been a seaside resort since 1802, and is Germany’s largest ferry port on the Baltic Sea with connections to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Latvia and Estonia. The lighthouse is the oldest on the German Baltic coast, dating from 1539. Another attraction of Travemünde is the Flying P-Liner Passat, a museum ship anchored in the mouth of the Trave.

Travemünde Beach with typical beach chairs © Asterion The Buddenbrook House © Jürgen Howald Old town with St Lorenz church © Christian Koehn Old Lighthouse, today a museum © Jürgen Howaldt Mouth of river Trave and harbour entrance with tall ship Passat © Jürgen Howaldt Travemünde skyline at night © Thomas Möller Travemünde Casino © Asterion Flying P-Liner Passat ship in Travemünde © Asterion Kurhaus Hotel © Asterion
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Mouth of river Trave and harbour entrance with tall ship Passat © Jürgen Howaldt
The annual Travemünder Woche is a traditional sailing race week in Northern Europe.

The 19th century seaside resort was evoked by Thomas Mann in Buddenbrooks. In Part II/5-12 the vacation of Antonie Buddenbrook is told, while in Part X/3 one summer of little Hanno. Travemünde is depicted by Mann as a place of freedom, happiness and – in the case of Antonie – love, in contrast with the problems of everyday life.

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