You'll get to see: Strandbahnhof – Strandpromenade – Brügmanngarten – lighthouse – Vorderreihe – Alte Vogtei – St. Lorenz Kirche – Seebadmuseum – fishing harbour (not a guided tour)
You start at the Strandbahnhof station and follow the road to the sea past the COLUMBIA Hotel Casino Travemünde. Then turn right and enjoy the fresh Baltic breeze along the revamped Strandpromenade.
The raised promenade with its beautiful plants gives you a fantastic view of the Bay of Lübeck and you can enjoy the comings and goings of the big ships at any time of the year.
There is step-free access to the beach from here. If you want to go swimming or just fancy an outing on the beach, then you can borrow a beach-swim wheelchair free of charge from the Strandkorbvermietung Seipel.
Or would you rather enjoy the sun in total relaxation and protected from the wind? Then the fully accessible Brügmanngarten park is the right place for you. Open-air concerts are held here in the summer, while in winter the Travemünde Neujahrsgarten (New Year garden) is a lovely place to visit.
Proceed along the Travepromenade past the lighthouse, the oldest in Germany. Look to your left to see the symbol of Travemünde on the other side of the Trave estuary: the four-masted barque Passat. It once belonged to the legendary Hamburg shipping company Reederei Ferdinand Laeisz, whose sailing ships were known all over the world and were some of the fastest of the time.
Continuing straight on you'll come to the Vorderreihe, Travemünde's beautiful shopping street right on the water. Have a look round the shops or relax and watch the ferries and sailing ships go by from the best seats in the house. In fine weather why not sit outside and enjoy a delicious marzipan nut torte at the Café Niederegger (not fully accessible inside). Or take a little break at the Lichtblick coffee bar, an original combination of traditional lamp shop and cosy coffee bar. The building is fully accessible with the exception of the toilets.
Then you'll come to the Alte Vogtei, which is fully accessible. This was once the home of the Vogt, the harbour master and keeper of the light beacon. The old brick gable house is in the Renaissance style and now houses an art gallery and wine bar in addition to a restaurant and café.
Turn right behind the Vogtei and follow the road to the St. Lorenz-Kirche. The brick building is more than 450 years old and is surrounded by ancient chestnut trees. You can pause here and enjoy the peace. Or have a look around the inside of the church. It is fully accessible.
Now follow Jahrmarktstraße and take a detour into the Seebadmuseum in the Gesellschaftshaus. The rear entrance to the building is fully accessible. You'll find an array of wonderful exhibits and unique photographs.
Then wander along Torstraße and Kurgartenstraße, lined by the pretty cottages once home to fishermen and sailors. Definitely a great place for a photo. Then it's back past the St. Lorenz Kirche church and the Alte Vogtei, and onto Baggersand to the fishing harbour with its colourful boats and shrieking seagulls. Here you can get fresh fish directly from the boat and the typical fish rolls taste best here too, perhaps from the fully accessible Fischtempel. If you fancy more than a snack then why not enjoy waiter service and try a delicious fish dish at the fully accessible Café & Restaurant “Luzifer Travemünde”. This affords a great view of the harbour, the Priwall and of course the ferries passing by.