The German Coast
The shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea make up the multi-faceted German coast. From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste. But whatever the location, coastal weather in Germany can be unpredictable, even at the height of summer. The windy, sometimes chilly summer weather even inspired the design of the Strandkorb, a truly unique German invention that allows sunbathers to enjoy the refreshing sea air in almost any kind of weather.
No picture of the quintessential German seashore would be complete without a Strandkorb. These hooded wicker beach chairs are as much a part of the Baltic and North Sea beach landscape as dunes and se...
Home away from home in Grömitz
Summer on the Baltic Coast
World leaders in a custom Strandkorb
The Strandkorb - a German invention
Stylish beach holiday at turn of the century
Fishing village turned seaside resort
Wicker beach chairs a familiar site on Sylt
But is it still a Strandkorb?
Fehmarn Island on the Baltic Sea is nicknamed the "Hawaii of the North" because of it's sandy beaches and sunny days. A favorite tourist destination for Germans, the warm weather, beautiful rape flowers and the cool Baltic Sea.