Baltic Sea Coast in Heiligendamm

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (State), Germany

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About Heiligendamm

Heiligendamm is a small resort by the sea in Germany, part of the town Bad Doberan in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is the oldest seaside spa in Germany and was a resort enjoyed by Duke Friedrich Franz I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the German aristocracy and the Russian tsar and his family.

Flora and Fauna

Species in the waters surrounding the area include both the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and the endemic Baltic ringed seal (Pusa hispida botnica). Fish include saltwater cod, hake, turbot, herring, plaice, flounder, and shorthorn sculpin, and freshwater species such as pike, perch, whitefish and roach. Forests are mainly beech.


The area is still recommended as a health retreat, due to the high air quality, lack of extremes of temperature, and many sea water and other health treatments. Activities include spa treatments, water sports, horseback riding, tennis and tours of the region’s castles and monuments. There are a variety of cycling and hiking routes in the area.
There is also a 200 m (656.1 ft) long pier which stretches into the Baltic Sea.

Spa Bathing
Horse Riding
Paddle Boarding
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (State), Germany
Latitude: 54.144628, Longitude: 11.842915