"The sea is not a landscape. It is an experience of eternity," as the writer and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann once said – and his words ring true on the UNESCO 'Natural wonders and proud towns & cities' route. Natural features, including coastal mudflats and unspoilt beech forests, are interspersed with ancient Hanseatic towns and cities such as Bremen, Lübeck, Wismar and Stralsund.

Route information

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Town hall and Roland statue in Bremen
  • The Wadden Sea
  • The Archeological Border Complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke
  • Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district with Chilehaus, Hamburg
  • Hanseatic Town of Lübeck
  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
  • Germany's Ancient Beech Forests
  • Berlin Museum Island

Other towns and cities worth seeing:

Length: approx. 1,200km
Starts: Bremen
Ends: Berlin
Duration: 5 days
Recommended overnight stays: Hamburg, Lübeck, Stralsund, Berlin

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