May 30, 2017

A Perfect Day in Warnemunde!

Perfect days don’t come along all that often.  But when everything goes right and you get one of “those” days. . . oh what a day!

Well that is exactly what happened when I visited Warnemunde Germany.  The stars and moons all aligned to give me one perfect day!Two Sailboats with Lighthouses Warnemunde Germany

Warnemunde Germany, the sister city to Rostock, is situated in northern Germany along the Baltic coast.  To say it is a city tied to the sea would be an understatement!  Everywhere you look there are reminders that this is a maritime city.

Founded in 1200, Warnemunde was purchased by Rostock in 1323 to ensure access to the Baltic Sea.  The old channel is lined with restaurants, pubs, traditional fishing boats and shops that were once cottages of fishermen.  There are two jetty’s each with lighthouses at the ends but there is also an older lighthouse dating back to 1897 which is one of the symbols of Warnemunde.

Warnemünde Germany Altstadt by Norbert Kaiser

Warnemünde Altstadt by Norbert Kaiser

To begin my exploration of Warnemunde I decided to wander through the city.  I walked past shops full of wonderful souvenirs, beautiful houses and checked out the local church a neo-gothic beauty dating back to 1866 which also contains artifacts from the older church that once graced the village.

Then it was off to visit the local fish market where you can buy all kinds of local delicacies from the seas – even smoked fish!Smoked Fish Warnemunde Germany

Now it was time to stroll along the promenade to the lighthouse, sand and sea! As I wandered I was amazed at the number of boats heading out of the harbor for a day sailing the Baltic.  The day was mostly blue skies with puffy clouds, sun and wind! A perfect day for sailing.Red Lighthouse with sailboat Warnemunde Germany

Once I made it to the end of the promenade, I sat for awhile on the rocks just to watch the ships and enjoy feeling the sun on my face!

After awhile I noticed my stomach was growling which meant it was time for lunch!  But first I needed to walk along the broad sandy beach that is the largest on Germany’s Baltic coast and even place my feet in the water!  As I walked, I noticed families with young children playing in the water, many other tourists like me and children of all ages flying kites!Moody Coast Warnemunde Germany

It seems like a lot of people thought this was a perfect day!

Arriving at the Teepott restaurant, an example of East German architecture, I opted for a table outside overlooking the sand.  As I relaxed I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of lobster soup, salad, and, of course, a Rostocker Beer!Rostocker Beer Warnemunde Germany

It was now time to make my way back to the train station stopping by many shops looking for that perfect gift to bring home with me!

As the train whisked me back to Rostock I was able to sit back and savor my day –  the sun, the wind, the salty sea air, the sound of the sea gulls, the boats, the peace and calm that comes from the sound of the ocean!

Yes it was a perfect day!

 

Tell me about your perfect day in the comments below!

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  1. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for germany travel
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  2. It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people in this particular subject, but
    you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks
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  3. What a beautiful city. The water looks so inviting, I could go for a sail.
    I love that you can buy any kind of fish too.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      It was a beautiful day for sailing! The ships looked so wonderful out on the water. It was a gorgeous site.

  4. How wonderful, the sun, the sand and the sea. You sure did have a most glorious day and what spectacular weather too! You’ve really captured beautifully the maritime charm of this enchanting village by the sea. Thx for introducing me to yet another new city in Germany. I love to live vicariously!
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  5. A perfect day indeed and the pictures and your story really convey that. The beer looks pretty enticing, too. One of those unforgettable experiences. Very nice.
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  6. Steve says:

    So you spent all this time looking for just the right gift to bring home with you. So what did you end up getting me?
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Yes it was a hard decision but in the end I liked it so much that I decided to keep it! Hope you don’t mind 🙂

  7. Christine says:

    I am glad to hear that you had a nice time in Warnemunde. It is a nice place to visit.
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  8. Germany is a great place, i its credit goes to natural beauty present there. Germany is good for a general holiday, and one of the best hiking destination.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I’ve read about the hiking in Germany and definitely need to explore some of those amazing hikes!

  9. As I’ve visited Travemunde and Lübeck, I’d like to visit Warnemunde and Rostock! Thanks for your post, Deb!
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  10. Ahh, what a perfect day. I’ve done a bit of sailing in South West Australia, which has some great sailing spots, but have not become totally addicted – not yet anyway!
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  11. Marlys says:

    Sounds like a really lovely day spent. Glad you enjoyed Germany so much.
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  12. I think I know those skies too well to call the weather perfect, but less will do:)
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  13. Leigh says:

    Sounds fantastic to me. My perfect day is a leisurely breakfast while reading the paper, a great hike or bike ride – at least a few hours long, time for late afternoon reading and then wine by 5pm. Add in a wonderful dinner and I’m a happy camper.
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