Alter Leuchtturm (Old Lighthouse) Travemünde
The Old Lighthouse is more than just a name, it is in fact the nation's oldest lighthouse - official documents confirming it was there as long ago as 1330! The Old Lighthouse Travemünde is 31 metres tall and now houses a maritime museum spread over 8 floors that among other things, teaches visitors all about the history of illuminated shore navigation. Displays include model fire boats, various lanterns and the illumination systems from other lighthouses. There are also numerous photos of lighthouses with explanations hung on the walls. Reaching the top takes 142 steps and once there, the lighthouse's fully functioning warning system with its 1000 W bulb can be inspected. Those less interested in the technology will find the 360° outside walkway worth the climb. It's a great place to enjoy views of the pier, Travemünde's old town, as well as over the Bay of Lübeck up to Grömitz and over Mecklenburg Vorpommern's coastline.
May to September daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March to April and October to December Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Other winter visits subject to request.
Entrance fees: adults 2 €, children under 14 years old 1 €
Four-masted steel barque "Passat"
The 115 m long four-masted was completed by Blohm & Voß in Hamburg for the Ferdinand Laeisz shipping company. The ship was launched in 1911 and complemented an existing fleet of similar ships renowned as the Flying-P-Liners. 'Passat' is German for trade wind and during her time at sea, the ship sailed around Cape Horn no less than 39 times and circumnavigated the globe in both 1932 and 1948. The graceful sailing ship has been docked in Travemünde since 1960 and has grown into the borough's most renowned landmark.
April to October Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance fees: adults 2.60 €, children from 6 to 18 years old 1.30 €, discount for spa card holders