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.

The Strandkorb―a German Seaside Tradition

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

Home away from home in Grömitz

Summer on the Baltic Coast

Summer on the Baltic Coast

Summer party in Munich

Summer party in Munich

World leaders in a custom Strandkorb

World leaders in a custom Strandkorb

The Strandkorb - a German invention

The Strandkorb - a German invention

Stylish beach holiday

Stylish beach holiday at turn of the century

Fishing village turned seaside resort

Fishing village turned seaside resort

Still made in Germany

Still made in Germany

Wicker beach chairs a familiar site on Sylt

Wicker beach chairs a familiar site on Sylt

Cuxhaven

No sand? No problem.

All shapes and sizes

All shapes and sizes

But is it still a Strandkorb?

But is it still a Strandkorb?

Yellow Rape

Discover Germany: Fehmarn

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.

German Coast

Summer on the North Sea Coast