On the sea! These are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Germany 🏖

In this weather, we do not have to get on the plane to enjoy great beaches. In Germany, too, everyone finds his favorite spot by the sea.

The Hohwachter bay is a section of the Kiel Bay, which is quite relaxed. If you go north on the beach, you will also find some secluded spots. And after bathing or strolling in the nice restaurant of the hotel “Genueser Schiff” delicious bread salad to white wine – or coffee and cake in the Strandkorb-Café. www.hohwachterbucht.de

Finally summer, finally sun! And where is the summer more beautiful than on the beach? Admittedly, we in northern Germany have the advantage when it comes to driving to the sea. But the South Germans have for the Mediterranean almost in front of the door. Whether you are planning a North or Baltic Sea holiday or just a trip to the sea – we’ll tell you our ten favorite beaches: on islands, with and without cliffs, lonely or colorful and bustling. And all guaranteed to reach without flying ash !

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Beach in sight – and a lot! Whether with clothes or without, whether with family, dog or sports equipment: On the huge, fine sandy beach of Sankt Peter-Ording everyone will find their place – who wants, even a very quiet. Just drift away from Pfahlrestaurant and Klohäuschen north, then you are pretty fast alone with you and the lake. And at low tide, the beach is so wide that you almost feel like in the desert – there is nowhere else in Germany like that. www.st-peter-ording.de

From the seaside resort of Prerow on the Darß in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern you hike across the forest, on soft ground, always westward. Every now and then a carriage overtakes or someone passes by on a mountain bike, otherwise one already enjoys a wonderful calm and clear sea air on the way there. After about three kilometers, the west beach is reached with its fine white sand. Here distracts nothing from the beauty of nature, no snack bar, no parking, no Strandkorbverleih. Only in the old lighthouse hides a small natural history museum with a café. A lonely spot for sunbathing or picnicking can be found here somewhere. www.fischland-darss-zingst.de

Beach non-stop: The 12-kilometer knee-high beach at Ambe, which is one and a half kilometers wide at low tide, seems to be endless – ideal for running, running, running and clearing the head. By the way: Kniepsand is not a beach at all, but a very slowly moving sandbank that nestles against Amrum. www.amrum.de

Not far behind Blankenese extends on the Elbe a great sandy beach, which is not crowded even in dream weather. When sunbathing, bathing or playing Frisbee you can enjoy a beautiful view of the uninhabited, green island Neßsand and the many ships that drive here towards the harbor. You can get ice cream, drinks and food at the campsite “Elbecamp”.

Heligoland itself has no beaches – only towering Buntsandsteinfelsen on which breed seabirds with strange names such as guillemots or gannets. But with the ferry, it goes quickly over the Badedüne, where not only Germany is over, but the whole world. Here there is only sand, dunes, a campsite, a few bungalows and a small airport, which flies out the guests, if the sea is too stormy for the ferry. And as the icing on the cake, there are often seals on the beach. www.helgoland.de/helgoland/duene-duenenfaehre.html

Great on Travemünde beach is that you can reach it by train. Bad is that the beach in summer bursts from all beach chair sutures. The solution: Get on the Priwall ferry, push the ferryman 1.20 euros into the hand and drive over to the peninsula Priwall at the Trave estuary. And spread out the towel there. http://priwall.de

You love the colorful, bustling beach life? You can find this on summer days at Timmendorfer Strand on the Baltic Sea. There are beach chairs, beach volleyball fields, slacklines, playgrounds, ice cream parlors and the village Timmendorf with its many restaurants and shops. Bonus: The train takes you almost to the beach! http://timmendorfer-strand.de

On Sylt there are miles of extensive beaches. If you do not feel like chichi and show-jumping, you cycle down to Hörnum to the Sylt southern tip (or alternatively to the north at the “elbows”). Here the beach is much less touristy than elsewhere. And those who walk around the Hörnumer Spit have a nice view of the neighbor islands Amrum and Föhr. www.sylt.de

Who runs from the seaside resort of Boltenhagen to the west, soon finds himself on a cliff again, with a wide view over the water – or alternatively down between waves and cliffs. Ice and spa concerts are not here, but a lot of nature. www.boltenhagen.de

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