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    Seaside.

    by bonio Written Jul 19, 2011

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    Arrived at Kühlungsborn Ost station and after lunch an easy walk along the prom and then into town to the Kühlungsborn West station for the ride home.
    Warm sunny day and the beach, sea and a sleep in a strandkorb all very inviting!

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    Stadtwald

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Stadtwald

    Kühlungsborn’s green heart covers about one square kilometre. The town has grown around this piece of forest. The shady paved trails are popular for biking, walking, and all kinds of exercise. There are playgrounds, a rope climbing garden, sports fields and dunno what else.

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    Seesteg – the Jetty

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    A seaside resort on the Baltic Sea needs a Seesteg, a jetty where cruise boats can land and from where people can enjoy the view of the sea and the coastline. Kühlungsborn used to have one since around 1900 but the old one had disappeared after the war and 40 years of socialism. Kühlungsbor-Ost’s pride and joy, the new Seesteg, has been opened in 1995.

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    The Sailor’s Wife

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Sailor's wife and daughter

    The bronze Sailor’s Wife is looking out for her husband’s ship from the beach promenade in Kühlungsborn-West, hoping for him to return to shore soon safe and sound. She represents the fate of the women in the villages and towns whose husbands (boyfriends, fathers, sons) are away for weeks and months at a time. The women have to cope with the struggles of daily life at home, rake care of the children and everything, always in fear that a ship might sink and their men might never return.

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    Ferris Wheel in Kühlungsborn-West

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    The ferris wheel is erected on the beach promenade in Kühlungsborn-West during the summer months. The views of the coastline, the town, the sea and the hinterland must be great – yours truly apologizes for being too scared of heights to ride this thing…

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    Beach Promenade

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Kühlungsborn’s beach promenade has a total length of about 4 kms. It leads along the dunes and the beach, is smoothly paved, wheelchair accessible, and clean enough to walk barefoot if you want. The promenade is for pedestrians only, cycling is not allowed.

    Little thatched houses copying the regional farm house style have been built every few 100 metres. Some of these contain souvenir shops, some cafes, icecream or fast-food places, but each of them also holds free and well-maintained public toilets.

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    Yachthafen - Marina

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    The new marina in Kühlungsborn-Ost has been established after the reunification, so everything is new and modern. The Baltic Sea is popular for sailing trips and the marina is open to short-term visitors (google if you need more information).

    In DDR times there used to be one big holiday accommodation for the state police and not much else in this area. In recent years new hotels, shops and restaurants have been built. Right now a big indoor swimming pool and spa is under construction, and next to it another huge hotel complex. In a few years this area will be much more crowded than it already is…

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    Beach Access for Disabled Visitors

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Beach entrance 8 with the boardwalk

    Visitors with walking difficulties and even visitors in wheelchairs have possibilities to enjoy the beach and swim in the sea. There are two beach accesses suitable for handicapped guests, one near the marina and the other one at beach entrance 8 next to Konzertgarten Kühlungsborn-Ost, the one we used because of grandma and her walking difficulties. Parking is available nearby. A ramp leads from the parking lot down to the beach promenade.

    Entrance 8 has a wooden boardwalk that leads to a row of Strandkörbe and further down the beach to the water. At the end of the boardwalk some steps lead into the water, wheelchair users will need an assistant to help them into the sea.

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    Concert Gardens

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Each of the two beach suburbs, West and Ost, has a “concert garden” with a stage and benches for the audience. About once or twice a week musical events take place in the late afternoon or early evening. Entrance is usually free. Most of these are directed at a 60+ audience, though. The programme is on display on placards along the beach promenade and available at the tourist information, probably also at most hotels.

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    Haus des Gastes and Tourist Information

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Haus des Gastes

    The “House of the Guest” hosts the tourist information office. Visit here at the beginning of your stay to grab a free map of the town, the timetables of Bäderbahn, boat cruises, EMIL, and select what you fin appealing from a huge number of information leaflets about things to do, see, rent, buy…
    In case you need personal help, want to book accommodation whatever, staff at the counter are at your service. They also sell a lot of Kühlungsborn souvenirs.

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    Café Baltic

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    This more a Things you can't do tip, I admit...

    Neobaroque Café Baltic is probably the prettiest early 20th century building in Kühlungsborn-West. Unfortunately it is closed and the building is left to decay, which is a shame…

    The indoor seawater swimming pool next to it is also closed for good.

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    Rent a Strandkorb

    by Kathrin_E Written Jul 15, 2009

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    Strandkörbe are a typical German beach item. The first one was created by a basket-maker in Rostock in the 19th century. On the beaches of Baltic Sea and North Sea the weather is not always reliable. The wind can be unpleasantly chilly even if the sun is shining brightly. The basket can be turned into the optimal direction to protect you from the wind but let the sun in, or to shade you from the sun, just as you like. The back reclines and foot rests can be pulled out.

    A Strandkorb usually seats two people. The front is closed with a wooden grid and locked with a padlock, so you can store your beach stuff inside overnight.

    You can rent a Strandkorb per day or per week. There is a rental at about every entrance to the beach in the town area. The tariff (summer 2009) is 7 or 8 € per day and 42 or 48 € per week, depending on the location. You receive the key for the padlock, and at the end of your rental period you throw the key into a box at the rental.

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    The Beach

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    Kühlungsborn is, first of all, a beach resort. The beach is several kilometres long, equipped with Strandkörbe for rent, very clean and suitable for children. You can but are not obliged to rent a Strandkorb (those German-style basket beach chairs).

    However, everyone has to pay Kurtaxe - 2 € per day in high season, 1 € per day in low season. People who stay in Kühlungsborn pay the tax with their hotel bill. Day visitors have to pay a ticket when entering the beach. Yes, there are controls.

    The beach is mostly sandy further up but rather pebbly along the water line. Walking along the water line is exhausting because the sand-pebble ground is soft. Out in the water, the ground is sandy again.
    This is an acceptable beach although not the best along the Baltic Sea coast.

    Dogs are only allowed on those stretches that are marked as dog beaches ("Hundestrand"). There are a few so your four-legged darling has the chance to swim and play in the water. Outside the dog beaches, however, it's humans only.

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    Strandstraße

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 22, 2009

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    Strandstraße is the main street of Kühlungsborn-Ost. Here is where the souvenir, clothes and beach stuff shops are, and also several restaurants and cafes. Go shopping…

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    Kunsthalle

    by Kathrin_E Updated Aug 22, 2009

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    Kunsthalle

    The small art gallery in Kühlungsborn-West shows temporary exhibitions of local and regional artists.

    Location: western end of Ostseeallee

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    • Arts and Culture

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