A holiday home on the Baltic Sea Mainland can be anything from a quaint apartment in the centre of a historic city to a seaside house minutes from a glorious stretch of sandy beach. The German mainland coast line runs from Flensburg to the Bay of Pomerania with every type of coastal feature on the way; gently sloped, family friendly sand beaches, dramatic rocks and cliffs, bays and inlets that cut far in land and of course numerous seaside towns and villages. Many of these small towns have a long history of hosting seaside visitors, Botenhagen and Rerik were established in the 1800s.
If you are interested in history then a self-catering holiday home on the Baltic Sea Mainland has much to offer. Several of the towns are included in the European Route of Brick Gothic Architecture, namely Lubeck and the former hanseatic cities of Stralsund and Greifswald. Lubeck is considered the mother of Brick Gothic while Stralsund at nearly 800 years old, still retains many of its 15th and 26th century town houses and boasts one of the finest secular buildings in Germany in its magnificently gabled town hall. As well as its Gothic architecture Greifswald is also home to the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Eldena.
With its beautiful fishing villages, beaches and interesting inland reaches a Baltic Sea Mainland holiday home is the perfect base for any number of activities on the water and on the land. There’s surfing, kite surfing, wreck diving, boating and beach combing for amber, starfish and shells. On land there is golfing, horse riding, biking, hiking or just taking in the glorious views.
All along the coast near a Baltic Sea Mainland holiday home there are stately homes, chateaux, palaces, manor houses and grand estates. Many have parks or gardens and most of them are open to the public. If you want a little city life then a trip into Lubeck will not disappoint. As well as being a fascinating medieval treasure trove it is a modern, thriving port with great shops, restaurants and bars.
Baltic Sea Mainland holiday homes enjoy a temperate climate with mild rather than hot summers and not particularly cold winters with the temperature rarely dropping below freezing.
The closest international airport to Baltic Sea Mainland self-catering holiday homes is Lubeck Airport (LBC) which has direct flights from London-Stansted (STN). Ryanair is the only airline serving Lubeck from the UK. Hamburg International Airport, 50 kilometres or more away is served by nearly all airports in the UK and several low cost airlines.