The Baltic Sea, for centuries an invaluable trade port, is a unique blend of Nordic, Germanic and Slavic influences. The Vikings fought for control of it, the poets have written sonnets in tribute to it, and today it continues to inspire heroic feats. Here, unique natural wonders like Usedom, Rügen and Hiddensee, offer year-round wonder. Whether you’re exploring local Hanseatic fishing villages, magnificent brick churches, fortresses, castles and legendary Wilhelmenian-style resorts, sampling some of the local seafood delicacies like herring and whitefish, or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery, you really can’t miss this windswept destination.
A famed retreat for artists over centuries, this little boutique house-hotel is all about style on the seaside, bathed in nautical blues and New England crisp sail whites. Just steps away from the windswept beaches of Ahrenshoop this is a thatched hideaway that is chilled and lovingly familiar on the Baltic coast of Germany.read more