Gilded with gorgeous beaches, Medieval Warnemunde is a popular holiday spot. Spend the day lounging on the sands or climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy the views over the Baltic Sea. If your ship is in port for more than a few hours, you can also visit the German capital, Berlin.
• Take a relaxing stroll through Warnemunde’s Medieval streets and call in at St Mary’s Church to hear its amazing Baroque organ and see the world’s oldest astronomical clock.
• Hop aboard the narrow-gauge steam train, Molli, for a truly old-fashioned ride. Then pop into one of the many homely cafés for hearty German fare washed down with a stein of beer.
• Spend the day exploring Germany’s capital. See the famous Brandenburg Gate. Eat Wiener Schnitzel in a backstreet bolthole. Or click your heels on the polished floors of the famous KaDeWe department store.
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The Minster & the Molli Train►
Head out on a romantic countryside tour through former East Germany to the Minster of Bad Doberan. Beautifully constructed out of red brick, this charming church is one of the best examples of North European Gothic architecture and it’s certainly got wow-factor by the bucket-load. Continue to the station of the narrow-gauge railway 'Molli'. Board the enchanting train and steam through forests and past little villages to Kuhlungsborn. Stroll along the beach. Sip a steaming cup of coffee. And tuck into a home-made German cake at one of the sea-front hotels. Finally, you’ll return to Warnemunde where you'll re-board the ship.
Berlin's Top 10►
Germany’s capital has reminders of the past around every corner, and this driving tour lets you see them all close up. First on the agenda is the city’s headline landmark – the Berlin Wall. Built back in the Sixties to separate the nation’s East and West, it stood for nearly 30 years, dividing the country and its people. It was finally ripped down in 1989, and, today, it’s a real memorial for freedom. You’ll be able to tick this one off your bucket list, before moving on to Checkpoint Charlie – the world’s best-known military checkpoint. You’ll also see Bebel Platz, where the Nazi’s ordered a mass book-burning back in 1933, and Potsdamer Platz, once a no-man’s land where the first wall gap was made. There’ll be a stop at the Holocaust Memorial, too, and a photo call at the imposing Brandenburg Gate. Your lunchtime stop, meanwhile, is at one of the city’s cosy pub-come-restaurants, where you’ll enjoy a traditional German pub-style lunch before continuing your journey. You’ll also have some shopping time during the tour, so you can pick up some souvenirs to take home.
Rostock & The K.G.B.►
Right in the heart of Germany’s holiday region is Rostock, a city that’s been dubbed the hidden treasure of the Baltic. A boat ride up the Warnow river will place you just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Here, you’ll set off on a guided walking tour that ticks off all the best bits of the city. Visit the beautiful St. Mary's Church, amazingly unharmed by the devastation of World War II. Take a look at the enormous astronomic clock, which has a 1472 birthdate. And see places like the City Hall, the university and the Medieval gate, Kropeliner Tor. After that, it’s time to visit the KGB Museum. This old pre-trial prison belonged to the Ministry of State Security and housed political prisoners awaiting sentence. Your guide will show you the original prison cell block and fill you in on what life was like here.