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The German Baltic: Warnemünde

Warnemünde


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After class today my colleagues and I took the train to the port and seaside resort of Warnemünde, technically part of Rostock though over 10 km away. I heard that it contains one of Germany's best beaches, so I was particularly keen to look round.

Walking from the station to the beach;

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It was sunny but crisp and cold, so unsurprisingly we didn't see any swimmers! I did have a quick paddle, though; the water was very clear, but bone-chillingly cold; I'd never before been in a sea that felt like I'd had to break a hole in some ice first! The beach was lovely, though - mostly white sand, and very wide.

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It had a metal slide and rope climbing frame which some of us (including yours truly) had a go on.

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I loved the sand dunes, too.

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The town itself was interesting as well. There was a lighthouse and loads of seafood restaurants, colourful houses and traditional wooden boats. One or two Danish signs, reflecting the close proximity across the Baltic to the southernmost tip of Denmark.

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We had some food at an Italian - the fish was a bit too pricey for me, so I compromised with a salmon pizza - which turned out to be one of the best pizzas I've ever had; incredibly juicy and tasty, with massive chunks of fresh salmon, lashings of creme fraiche, spinach and the normal tomato sauce.

Posted by 3Traveller 12:44 Archived in Germany Tagged beaches coast germany rostock

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