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Germany – North Sea

Germany - North Sea Yacht Charter Information

The German North Sea coastline is curved like a reclining “/S’’ along the edges of the 2 northernmost states of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is a beautiful coastal region on the northeastern part of Germany and lies on the Baltic Sea. It is sparsely populated, and is renowned for its natural flora and fauna which are still intact and next to the sea and offers tranquility and numerous wide open spaces to most of its visitors. The region is dotted with numerous beautiful beaches and coasts, villages, cities, rivers and lakes. During a visit in the area, you will be following in the footsteps of some the 20th century giants like Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann or Billy Wilder. There is also the 2 German largest islands, the Isles of Rügen and Usedom, and the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula provide everything that one could want to make a perfect holiday and have an unforgettable experience. The area is also a renowned yacht charter destination in the area, and is an excellent cruising ground for sailors. The largest German island, the Isle of Rügen is renowned for its chalk cliffs and especially the famous seaside resorts of Binz and Sellin. It is often said that there is no other regions which offers such a large variety of scenic attraction than the Isle of Rügen.

The island is dotted with 580 km of coastline which differ substantially from each other, there are white sandy beaches, beech lined dunes, chalk cliffs and numerous reeds shape most part of the shores, bays and lakes. While chartering your yacht in the area, you will surely come across the ‘’White Gold’’, which is the white limestone coast. Rügen is a land of contrasts, and there are also numerous calm and rural villages and the wide landscapes offer a colorful life on the East coast seaside resorts. The Isle of Usedom impresses its visitors with its 3 “/Kaiserbäder”/: Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin; and the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula are dotted with numerous beautiful seaside resorts like Zingst and Prerow.

The German Norht Sea is a well-known yacht charter destination; the diversity of the beat is enormous and the navigation in the area is relatively simple since there is a magnetic declination and the tides that the region is of no consequence. Before visiting the area, it is recommended to make a check of the weather forecast in the area, and it is better for yacht charterers to bring along sufficient experience due to the complexity of the sailing routes. There is a large number of new marinas which are perfectly equipped for yacht charters and the most popular are Eckernförde, Fehmarn, Flensburg, Heiligenhafen, Kappeln on the Schlei, Kiel, Lübeck, Neustadt, Marina Minde, Greifswald, Rostock, Warnemünde, Wismar, Stralsund and of course on the island Rügen. Yacht charterers on the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein which is a well-protected area with beautiful bays like Schlei, the Flensburg Fjord and the Bays of Kiel and Lübeck. The Eastern part of Germany and its excellent sailing waters around the island of Rügen attract many visitors due to its popular scenic attractions. The German Baltic coast is also an ideal starting point for yacht charter trips to Denmark (the Danish South Sea) and to Sweden. Today there is also an increasing amount of sailors who charter their yachts towards the coasts of Poland and the other Baltic states.

During a yacht charter trip in the area, you will discover the famous Schleswig-Holstein which is considered as one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Schleswig-Holstein’s capital city is Kiel and with its mighty canal it is the most industrial city on the German Baltic Coast. The city boasts an important collection of structures which dates back since the 13th and the 14th century and its architectural has even earned recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing further afield, you will discover the bays of Lübeck and the Stettiner Haff, which are recognizable by their irregular coastline dotted with dozens of bays, peninsulas and islands. You will have the opportunity to visit Wismar and discover its medieval streets and its colorful harbor. To the North of Wismar, you will find the seaside resorts of Kühlungsborn and Heiligendamm. Sailing further, you will find Stralsund, where you will find houses which date back since the 30 years war. You can also set sail towards the magical Hiddensee and further to the Rügen Island where you can visit the coastal resort of Binz with its promenades and famous historical museum. On a hilltop to the South of Binz is Prince Wilhelm’s Granitz Hunting Lodge, where you will have a sweeping view of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covering that end of Rügen.

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