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“A little seaside resort”
Review of Warnemunde Beach

Warnemunde Beach
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Warnemunde
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

A pretty little resort with a wide promenade and a sandy beach. A lovely half-day stop to sit and look out at the sea while you have your picnic but by driving a little further along the coast you will get to Rostock which, I am told, has more to see.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you have to choose between Rostock and Warnemunde, I'd choose Warnemunde. It's a beautiful seaside town, with a very relaxed atmosphere. The beach is wonderful, with white sand and roofed wicker beach chairs for rent, bars and other facilities. And it's only 2 hours away from Berlin. It is a really nice place to stroll around and relax.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

I wasn't prepared to be impressed with Warnemunde, as all of the cruise literature mentioned taking side trips to Berlin and Rostock instead of investigating this small village. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that W. was a very interesting town, full of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and charm! One of the previous reviewers (Margaret J) said everything that I was going to mention--and expressed it well-I won't repeat--it was easy to spend the day in Warnemunde before returning to the ship...didn't miss seeing Rostock or Berlin at all, and this town set the tone for the entire trip-relaxation, sea, sun, ambling, shopping, eating delicious food, without any cares....take advantage of what Warnemunde has to offer!

1  Thank Nancy171717
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited here as part of a Baltic cruise and this was the first port of call. The town of Warnemunde is an easy walk from where the ship docks and you will find the beach by walking along the sea shore out to one end of the town. It's a lovely beach with lots of sand and plenty of restaurants and cafes along the way. There are cobble-stone streets and lots of shops but the day we visited was a religious holiday and all shops except for restaurants and cafes were closed...in the whole of Germany we learned! A lovely place to explore on your own if you don't plan on taking the train to Rostock.

1  Thank rustyhead
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was in Warnemunde on a 38 night cruise from LA on the Norwegian Star. We had from 7am – 10pm in port to enable people to reach Berlin, which takes 3 – 4 hours by fast train to reach. I wasn’t at all interested in this as it was a very expensive and I really didn’t fancy sitting on a train for half a day

TIP 1 Warnemunde has a lot of shoe shops so be prepared for some serious retail therapy
TIP 2 Eat seafaood for lunch
TIP 3 The beach is good so take sunblock
TIP 3 There is a tourist road train you can take for a tour of the town – catch it near the Alter Strom bridge.

The cruise terminal is within easy walking distance of the small town and also right beside the station where you can catch a train to Rostock.
Beside the terminal is Pier7 – a tourist centre, shop and licensed café with a lovely outdoor eating area. When I was there wonderful sand sculptures were on display. It’s an ideal place to sit for a drink prior to going back onboard. Ferry boats can be caught at the cruise terminal to go into Rostock.
Warnemunde is at the mouth of the River Warnow and not a large town but ideal for a relaxing day. The Alter Storm waterway is lined with boutiques, bars and eateries as well as wonderful boats used as cafes and take away seafood bars, the ideal place for a takeaway lunch. Numerous old boats are available for trips along the river. Guido’s Coffee shop opposite the church sells traditional cakes and very good coffee – make sure you try one of the chocolate and cherry cakes that are to die for. I like to try all the traditional foods of countries. There is no Golden Arches here – hooray!!
At the end of the Alter Storm at the edge of the beach is the glazed brick lighthouse that you can climb for great views of the town. The beach has unique lockable beach chairs that you can rent – make sure to take a look. The promenade runs parallel to the beach and there were buskers ranging from men playing traditional music on an accordian to another playing classical piano on his keyboard.
In the centre of the town is a Neo-Gothic church that has an unusual interior containing a statue of St. Christopher. Nearby is a Dutch windmill built in the 1800’s and is now a teahouse and garden centre. Also a Palace built in the 1300’s by a Danish King, a fishermans house that is now a local history museum and the fish market open daily beside the Alter Strom.
I had planned on going to Rostock in the afternoon, but time slipped away and I spent the whole day in Warnemunde before returning to the ship around 5pm after enjoying a beer at Pier7.

7  Thank Margaret J
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