“Lübeck's most beautiful daughter” is Travemünde's affectionate nickname – yet the “Lütte” was an indispensable support to its “mother” from the start: the Queen of the Hanseatic League would not have been able to take the throne without her little one.
Count Adolf III of Holstein founded Travemünde, which previously had only consisted of a castle. The castle stood on the hill known as the Stülper Huk.
Travemünde's first port was constructed
The first church was built.
The Trave was prevented from sanding-up by the construction of a breakwater.
Dutch masons erected a 39-m-high lighthouse.
Building work was completed on the nave and chancel of the St. Lorenz church.
A devastating plague raged.
Travemünde became a seaside resort, of which Germany only had two before this: Heiligendamm and Norderney.
The first steamers operated on the Trave.
The casino opened.
The lighthouse was extended to its present height.
Work began on the public swimming facility.
The Lübeck-Travemünde railway line was completed.
The first sailing regattas were hold.
The Strandpromenade was created
Tourism began to pick up again. The casino reopening was celebrated at the same time.
The passanger ferry connection was established to the Scandinavian countries.
The Interior Minister of Schleswig-Holstein named Travemünde a "sea spa" (Seeheilbad).
Travemünde celebrated 200 years as a seaside resort
120th Travemünder Woche
100th birthday of the Passat
Travemünde's 830th anniversary.