Travelling Warnemünde Port in Germany
On a Baltic Cruise in summer 2011 one of the ports of call was travelling Warnemünde in Germany. I have to admit I didn’t have many expectations of this port as I had mainly focused my attentions and excitement on other ports such as St. Petersburg and Stockholm but I was very pleasantly surprised with this lovely town.
Warnemünde is a district of the city of Rostock and sits in the north east of Germany and when I visited in June the weather was absolutely stunning- so warm and sunny. From where the ships dock at the cruise terminal it is only a few minutes walk to the cafes, restaurants and shops in the centre of the town, travelling Warnemünde certainly was an exciting and immersing experience.
The biggest surprise I got about travelling Warnemünde was the stunning beach it has. There is a beautiful wide stretch of white sand with lovely little beach huts or strandkorb which looked like a great place to sit and relax in the sunshine.
Warnemünde Beach with strandkorb
The beach was absolutely gorgeous for a relaxing walk with your toes in the sand (I love that feeling!) but I’m not sure I’d have fancied a swim in the Baltic Sea!
There was also a big play area on the beach which would be perfect for keeping children entertained. Being the big kid that I am, I couldn’t resist a shot myself…
Me at Warnemünde Beach
Warnemünde Lighthouse stands at the edge of the Warnow river and from the top of it there are amazing views over the town and the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse is around 36 metres and dates back to the end of the 19th Century. For a small donation to the lifeboats you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the views.
View from the top of the lighthouse
There were some great little independent shops in the centre of Warnemünde that I enjoyed browsing in. There were so many shoes, clothes and jewellery shops so obviously I had to buy a pair of shoes as a souvenir from my first time in Germany!
There are also some lovely cafes and restaurants around the canal, Alte Strom, which is the perfect place to sit and relax whilst watching the people pass by and fishing boats sailing down the canal. Naturally, in this area next to the canal there was an abundance of seafood restaurants which served lovely, fresh fish.
On the walk back to the port from travelling Warnemünde to get back on board the ship I came across some of the best sand sculptures I’ve seen. There must have been some sort of competition going on as there were various sculptures by different people dotted around the area next to the port.
The sand sculptures were amazing- so intricate with so much attention to detail. It was definitely something a little different and unexpected.
Warnemünde sand sculptures
Thumbs up for Warnemünde!
Warnemünde is just a short train ride away from the city of Rostock and if I was in the area again I’d love to explore it. The train station is within easy walking of the cruise port and the journey into Rostock takes around 20 minutes and costs just a few euros. Travelling Warnemünde certainly was an unforgettable experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I had such a great day on my very first trip into Germany and travelling Warnemünde has made me eager to see some of the rest of the country.
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I’m Emma, a twenty-something Scottish girl who’s obsessed with travel.
I’ve been to 38 countries so far and had some incredible adventures around the world.
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