Did you ever sing sea shanties at junior school and was there a song about a German fisherman? That can be relived in Travemunde each June as there is a sea shanty at this port on the banks of the Elbe River. A cross between a sea faring party and tall ships festival it has much singing and beer. Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck, the former capital of the Hanseatic League. Stark contrasts exist here between the legendary louche nightlife centred around the notorious Reeperbahn and its more sober historical buildings and culture that make it UNESCO-listed.CLICK HERE for our new BALTIC CRUISE destinations menu – All parts and tours together, then a choice of every Baltic port in its own menu. CLICK HEREPublic buildings with huge gates, the 19th century neo-Renaissance-style Rathaus (town hall) with its tall clock tower, the Bismarck monument, 12th century St Petri Church and 17th century Lutheran St Michaelis are among many sights you can see on a walking tour. Travemunde is more than just a gateway port to Lubeck, with a beach famous for its roofed wicker beach chairs and many cafes and restaurants and Germany’s oldest Lighthouse, you could be excused walking round the town, relaxing on the beach and never getting to Lubeck.

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Walking Shoes and what to pack. This is cruise of discovery and in maybe seven port stops with seven cities to explore you might need good shoes and few things. CLICK HERE for our new BALTIC CRUISE destinations menu – All parts and tours together, then a choice of every Baltic port in its own menu. CLICK HERE