Location: A Quiet Retreat on Germany’s Northern Shores
Coastal cliffs, stretching as far as the eye can see, overlook the beaches of Boltenhagen. Located in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, just 30 kilometers east of Lübeck, this getaway is famous for its magnificent wide view of the Bay of Lübeck and the 5-kilometres long stretch of clean, shallow beaches that lend themselves to gentle wading. Access is easy – the Baltic Sea motorway and other roads carve a path from major destinations like Hamburg and Berlin.
Business: Tourism is King
As a seaside resort, Boltenhagen is entirely tourism and hospitality-oriented. The permanent population here is only a sliver compared to the seasonal one, and you’ll find no shortage of hotels, restaurants, and spas catering to pleasure seekers on holiday. Retailers and recreational facilities make up the remainder of this town’s economy.
Culture: Coastal Cliffs and Castles
Boltenhagen is most famous for its scenery, with its long stretch of pristine beach running along the cliff base at the edge of shallow blue waters. But this unassuming resort has some nearby cultural landmarks as well. View the recently refurbished Schlossgut Gross Schwansee castle (now a luxury hotel), or explore the nearby village of Klütz to visit Schloss Bothmer, another standing castle built in the Tudor style.
Activities: Spas, Watersports, and More
No trip to Boltenhagen is complete without some beach time under a traditional strandkorb, followed by a day at the spas. But once you’ve had your fill of sunbathing and pampering, there are plenty of other activities to hold any vacationers interest. Fishing, volleyball, and other outdoor sports are readily available, and don’t miss your opportunity to try the increasingly popular European game of SwinGolf – a beginner-friendly, simplified version of golf that uses a single three-faced club. For a daylong getaway, try the Bird Park at nearby Marlow, or the Tiger Park in Dassow.