Warnemunde port of call is a small German tourist town that is a favorite stopover of cruise ships heading out to the Baltic Sea. The Warnermunde cruise port is very accessible to a lot of good tourist and commercial areas in the city. There are a number of nice restaurants and shops within a few meters from the dock. Shop owners and staff are very accommodating and speak fluent English.
The Warnermunde cruise terminal is also near a train station, and from there one can travel to other German cities as well. Additionally, Warnemunde is near a beach resort where a lot of locals and tourists visit to sunbathe.
The city was founded in the 1200s and was primarily a fishing village. Now, businesses are mostly centered on tourism.
Karl’s Erlebnis-Dorf is a massive farmer’s market and strawberry theme park. There’s no entrance fee and there are a lot of shops that sell organic produce, deli items, candies, liquor, house ware, and souvenir items. Children would also enjoy themselves as there are a lot of carnival rides, mazes, trampolines and playgrounds.
Kropeliner Strasse is the centre of Warnemunde and is the city’s the main shopping district. The area is closed to traffic and people can leisurely walk down the street. The place is littered with great shops, stores, boutiques and cafes. You can find a variety of merchandise being sold here such as clothing, jewellery, watches, and souvenir items.
Things to See
- Warnemünde Lighthouse: The lighthouse rises to 100 feet and showcases East German architecture. One can climb to the top and have a commanding view of the city, harbour, and the sea. A close distance from the lighthouse is a restaurant named Teepott Restaurant which serves traditional German food.
- Warnemünde Local History Museum: The museum details the transformation of the city from a small fishing village to today’s popular tourist spot. It also has in display traditional seafaring equipment and tools.
- Bad Doberan Monastery: Run by the Cistercian monks, the monastery is a showcase of north German architecture. It has ancient chapels and burial sites.
- Cultural History Museum: The museum has in its collection a number of medieval artifacts and artworks. It also features ancient weaponry and clocks from the seventeenth century.
- The New Market Square: The New Market Square has a lot of beautifully restored old houses that dates back from the fifteenth to sixteenth century.
- The Boat Restaurant has a diverse menu that range from simple German dishes, fish dishes, to the more elaborate Mecklenburg specialties.
- Restaurant Gurnard serves traditional North German dishes at reasonable prices.
- Olive Restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and homemade pastries.
- Kettenkasten is located on the riverbank which gives customers a good view of the waterway. The restaurant serves pork, fish and herring dishes. They also host a live band in the evenings.
- Kurhaus Warnemunde actually houses several restaurants and pubs. It also has a casino and disco club.
- Brandy Office specializes in fish dishes, most especially smoked fish. The place’s exterior and interiors are influenced by traditional German designs.