Exercising or just watching sporting events? The Baltic Sea and areas
inland offer a wide range of activities. Pick the activies you like
from the offers on and off shore like sailing events, beachvolleyball
and handball, surfing cups and kite surfing events just to mention a few.
Enjoy a sailing trip on the Baltic Sea. Either go for a race with a
catamaran, book a place on a yacht, a traditional sailing ship called
a "Windjammer" or hire a sailing boat. Whatever you do an amazing event
will await you. Surf and sailing schools offer courses and provide the
Wind- and kite surfing
The Baltic Sea, Bodden
are perfect for wind- and
kite surfing. When surfing on open areas along the coast especially
with onshore wind waves roll in quick and fast and can build up to a height
of 2-3 m. When they break on the many sand banks they are perfect for
jumps. Beginners will find abundant shallow waters which are ideal for
learning surfing of practising first skills.
Many surf schools are dotted around the coastline. They offer a wide range
of courses and equipment like beginners, refreshers, advanced, one to one
and special fun courses taught by surfing experts.
For anglers the Baltic Sea, Bodden
You can fish from the beach, boats and piers. Bodden
are full of both fresh- and sea water fishes. You will find eel, pike,
herring, horn fish, plaice, pike-perch, bream, roach and perch. Every
year in spring and autumn herring trails along the Baltic coast in
huge schools. Experienced fishermen offer day-, night- and several
day trips of deep sea fishing on the Baltic Sea to fish for cod, trout
To fish on the Baltic and its banks fishing permit are required. These
vary according to the Federal states you are fishing in, fish you want
to catch and waters you want to fish in. Therefore please contact the
local tourist information or fishing tour organisers. They will have all
information necessary on what licence you will need and where to get it.
You will have to carry your fishing documents with you at all times even
when you start on an organised fishing trip on a boat.
The Baltic Sea surprises with a huge variety of flora and fauna. Dive
into the depths of the sea and experience the fascination of an amazing
underwater world. Depending on where you are diving in the many different
areas of the Baltic Sea, you will discover mussel banks, seaweed meadows
and fields of starfish as well as jellyfish, crabs, flatfish, eel and
cod. Rock fields are dominat between Boltenhagen and Rostock whereas riffs
and canyons await you round Cape Arkona. Shipwrecks on the bottom of the
Baltic Sea are covered over and over with plumose anemones and clams.
Looking for adventure? Then wreck diving in the Baltic Sea is perfect
for you. The list of sunken objects on the bottom of the sea seems
endless. Enthusiastics will have the possibility to explore for example
the freight ship "Norderney" and the RoRo ferry "Jan
Heweliusz" off the coast of the island of Ruegen, the minesweeper
"M14" sunken in 1945 off the coast of the island of Usedom, the
suction dredger "Sandtrans" off the coast of Zingst on the
peninsular of Fischland-Darss, a British aeroplane off the coast of
Warnemuende, the cargo sailing ship "Tjalk" in the Bay of Kiel,
the cruiser "Nordland" in the Bay of Eckernfoerde and the cargo
sailing ship "Sophie af Koge" in the Firth of Flensburg.
Fancy a fame of golf? The look out for the various interesting offers
along the Baltic. Flat countryside and moderate hills are typical for
this area and perfect for playing golf. Many greens boast not only fresh
sea air but also breathtaking views across the Baltic Sea. Golf courses
along the Baltic coast are located for example: along Balmer See on the
island of Usedom (2x18 hole), in Karnitz on the island of Ruegen (18 hole),
near the seaside resort of Warnemuende (27 hole), in Wittenbeck (9/18 hole),
close to the seaside resorts of Kuehlungsborn and Heiligendamm, in Hohen
Wieschendorf (18 hole), along the Bay of Wismar opposite the island of
Poel, in the seaside resort of Travemuende (3x9 hole), in the seaside
resort of Timmendorfer Strand (27 hole), in the seaside resort of
Groemitz (18 hole), on the island of Fehmarn (18 hole), along the eastern
banks of the Firth of Kiel (18 hole), in proximity to Eckernfoerde (18 hole)
and near Gluecksburg (18 hole).
About 1000 km of cycle paths run along the Baltic Sea from Flensburg
near the Danish border in the west to Ahlbeck on the island of Usedom
in the east. The fantastic network of cycle paths called the international
Ostseekuesten-Radweg takes you through splendid scenery, directly along
dunes and dykes, through forests and promenades of seaside resorts, past
numerous sights. On most of the paths you can enjoy magnificant views
of the Baltic Sea.