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Baltic~culture holiday

You can not only actively relax on a Baltic Sea cycling holiday and Baltic Sea nature holiday - you can also enjoy art and culture on a Baltic Sea cultural holiday. There are many cultural monuments, museums, concerts, exhibitions, festivals and major cultural events to experience on the Baltic Sea coast. Every year on the 2nd weekend in August, the largest tall ship meeting in the world and at the same time the largest state festival in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania takes place in Rostock-Warnemünde with the Hanse Sail. It is a colorful folk festival where you can book trips on the tall ships for a trip to the Baltic Sea and admire the departure and arrival of a large fleet of old sailing ships and naval ships. Even before that, in the first week of July, there is the Warnemünde Week, where sailors from all over the world compete in sailing competitions in front of Warnemünde. A colorful supporting program with art and culture is offered all around. The old Hanseatic city of Wismar commemorates its time under Swedish rule every year in mid-August with the historic Sweden Festival, complete with many showmen, historic crafts, soldiers with reenacted battles, etc. and a festival parade. Of course, the annual Störtebeker Festival on the natural stage in Ralswiek, featuring the pirate of the same name on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, is also well known. In the Piraten Open Air Theater Grevesmühlen, on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom with the Vineta Festival and in Waren there are equally impressive annual open-air performances in the summer months with the Müritz saga. Of course, a beautiful fireworks display should not be missing at the end of the event.

Baltic ~ culture holiday
Zappanale, Hanse-Sail, brick Gothic, historic Mollitrain
Experience culture on holiday in the Baltic~Hotel on the lime tree avenue!

~ Culture & Art in Bad Doberan - Heiligendamm ~

In Bad Doberan - Heiligendamm there are of course a number of cultural and historical sights to be discovered. Above all, of course, the monastery area of the Cistercian monks with the magnificent cathedral from 1186 in the center of an English park. The masterpiece of high Gothic brick Gothic is of course a must. What makes it special is its rich medieval decor, which is unique in Europe. Among other things, it includes the high altar, the oldest winged altar in art history from around 1300. There is also, for example, a 15 meter high double-sided cross altar with a monumental triumphal cross, a Marian chandelier with significant carvings, a chalice cabinet, wonderfully plastically carved choir stalls, an old one astronomical clock and of course chapels with unique tombs of dukes, bishops and Queen Margaret of Denmark. All of this can be viewed and explored in detail on a tour or one of the themed tours. Of course there are also guided tours to Bad Doberan - Heiligendamm with its Gothic and Classicist architecture. In addition to regular concerts, guided tours and church services, a biker church service takes place in the Münster at the beginning of May every year with thousands of bikers taking part in a rally. B. the historic monastery market in mid-June. With historical jugglers, dealers and craftsmen who practice their art on site, this allows an insight into the time of the Middle Ages. The town and spa museum with changing exhibitions is also located in the Möckelhaus of the monastery area. In the town center of Bad Doberan there are galleries, e.g. You can admire interesting art objects in the red pavilion and the Kunsthof Bad Doberan, for example. Even larger exhibition areas are located in the art gallery in Rostock and in Kühlungsborn. In addition to horse racing, various cultural events take place at the racecourse, which is only 1 km away from the Baltic Hotel. The multi-day Zappanale, scheduled for mid-July since 1990 in honor of Frank Zappa, deserves special mention. Another cultural monument is of course the historic steam train Molli, which connects Bad Doberan with its district of Heiligendamm and then continues to Kuehlungsborn.

The Mollitrain offers various themed rides, e.g. B. the Easter trips, St. Nicholas trips and a Molli museum to discover a lot of culture and art. There is even a fun run on May 1st, the Molli Run along the historic Lindenallee. At Pentecost, the series of events "Art Open" runs, in which artists and craftsmen in Doberan and the surrounding area open their studios, galleries, art courtyards, workshops and present their art and skills. In Neubukow you can visit the Heinrich Schliemann memorial. The well-known researcher, merchant and excavator from Troy, Mycenae, Orchomenus and Tiryns was born on January 6th, 1822 in Ankershagen near Neubukow. The exhibition reports on his life and the excavations with exhibits.

Ostsee Kultururlaub Ehm Welk Haus
Ostsee Kultururlaub
Gymnasium Friderico Franzisceum
Ostsee Kultururlaub Bädermuseum

Another cultural meeting place with artist readings is the Ehm-Welk-Haus right on Dammchaussee. The writer Ehm Welk lived here on the beautiful Lindenallee in the last part of his life (150-1966). His best-known works include the novels "The Heathens of Kummerow", "The Righteous of Kummerow" and "The Life Clock of Gottlieb Grambauer". They were also filmed and the streets in the nearby residential area were named after his characters as a souvenir.

Ostsee Kultururlaub Klosterareal
Ostsee Kultururlaub
Ostsee Kultururlaub Zappanale

In June, the water festival takes place in Bad Doberan with various water-related events and the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his entourage bathing in historic costumes in Heiligendamm. In September, of course, we also celebrate the Open Monument Day in Bad Doberan and the monastery days in mid-September. In mid-October there is the long night of culture in Bad Doberan with open shops, galleries, readings, live music with delicious food in the restaurants, pubs and outdoors and much more - the buildings are beautifully illuminated. In the nearby art town of Glashagen you can even watch various artists (potters, glassblowers, painters, natural furniture makers) at work and take part in courses.

Cultural experiences in the Doberan area

In the Doberan area you can of course also experience a lot of art and culture. So in the exhibitions of the cultural history museum in the monastery of the Holy Cross in Rostock on the history of the city or the shipping museum on the traditional ship "Dresden" in Rostock-Schmal in the IGA-Park. Large music concerts are also held in the park. In addition, there is the largest Christmas market in northern Germany in Rostock in December, from the city harbor via Kröpeliner Straße to the Neuer Markt for feasting and having fun. At the turn of the year, large Baltic New Year's Eve fireworks are held in Rostock-Warnemünde and Kuehlungsborn to celebrate and on New Year's Day the tower lights, a multimedia show around the Warnemünde lighthouse, are extended or the New Year's celebration. Not far away is the old Hanseatic city of Wismar (45 minutes by car) with the historic old town (brick Gothic) that has been declared a World Heritage Site. You can explore them on foot or take a city tour. A boat trip to the offshore island of Poel in the Wismar Bay is of course also possible. The Barlach town of Güstrow with the Renaissance castle, the cathedral, the Ernst Barlach Museum, the Gertrudenkapelle and the Heilig-Geist-Church is about 1 hour's drive south of Bad Doberan. In Schwaan, art lovers can visit the art mill with works by painters from the former Schwaan artist colony (e.g. Franz Bunke, Rudolf Bartels, Peter-Paul Draewing). In Arenshoop on Fischland Darß-Zingst, works from the local artist colony can also be admired. On the way to Fischland Darß-Zingst you can experience old Mecklenburg in the Klockenhagen open-air museum. There are many hands-on offers for young and old, traditional handicrafts, demonstration workshops, themed gastronomy and guided tours. So welcome to the varied Baltic Sea cultural holiday with many art and cultural highlights!

Ostsee-Kultururlaub Kurhaus Heiligendamm
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