Kuehlungsborn is a charming Seebad (seaside resort) on Germany’s Baltic Coast. Dating back to the 1860s, Kuehlungsborn was one of the first seaside resorts established in Germany and is now Mecklenburg’s largest spa town. Enjoy the spa town’s relaxed atmosphere as you explore broad swimming beaches, 19th-century architecture and pretty forests.

Go for a wander around the town center and admire the traditional resort-style 19th-century architecture. Listen for the sound of the Bäderbahn Molli, an old-fashioned steam-operated railway that connects Kuehlungsborn’s attractions. Climb aboard and head for the Marina Kuehlungsborn. Here, you can check out the yachts in the moorings as you explore the timber boardwalk. You’ll find a strip of cafés, restaurants and shops facing the marina. This area is a perfect spot to meet friends for breakfast or lunch and enjoy views of the sunset over dinner.

Stroll down the Beach Promenade, which connects the Kuehlungsborn Harbor to Kuehlungsborn West and offers expansive views of the Baltic Sea. Find a spot to settle on the sandy Kuehlungsborn Beach and go for a swim in the clear waters. The Kuehlungsborn Pier is another beautiful viewpoint in the area. Nearby, you’ll find the Baltic Sea Watchtower (also known as the Baltic Border Tower), which dates back to Germany’s historic east/west division.

Kuehlungsborn has a collection of health and wellness clinics to help you relax and revitalize, but if you feel like getting your heart rate up, try the town’s range of outdoor activities. South of Kuehlungsborn, you can see views of the Kuehlung, a forested ridge after which the town is named. This densely wooded area of the Baltic Uplands was formed during the last ice age and can be explored via hiking trails. Rent a bike and cycle along the waterfront promenades, go windsurfing on the Salzhaff or make the short journey west to see the Bastorf Lighthouse.

Kuehlungsborn is located on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It can be reached by train and bus and is easily accessible from Rostock and Bad Doberan. Enjoy a traditional seaside getaway in this area of stunning natural beauty.

Known for

Marinas, Kite Surfing and Kayaking

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Where to stay in Kuehlungsborn

Rostock District
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Rostock District

Rostock District is a welcoming neighborhood.


Top Hotels in Kuehlungsborn

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kühlungsborn
4.5 out of 5
Ostseeallee 10-12, Kuehlungsborn
Aug 5 - Aug 6
4/5Very Good! (402 reviews)
Great hotel to relax

"Very nice hotel with very nice atmosphere. Definitely something I'd recommend. The interior was renovated probably 10 years ago, so it's not brand new, but it's clean and comfortable. The Hotel CEO and the manager on duty took their time to talk to all guests one evening and ask about our stay etc. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2015

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kühlungsborn
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Morada Strandhotel Ostseebad Kühlungsborn
4.5 out of 5
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 19, Kuehlungsborn
Aug 14 - Aug 15
4.4/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)
Morada Hotel Kühlungsborn

"Nice hotel, not too fancy and affordable. breakfast typically German, good, nothing fancy. Overall good value for the cost, and of course well located."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2013

Morada Strandhotel Ostseebad Kühlungsborn
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Europa Hotel Kühlungsborn
4 out of 5
Ostseeallee 8, Kuehlungsborn
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.3/5Excellent! (123 reviews)
Mostly good

"Nice hótel but they had promised to keep delivery from Amazon for me but for some reason someone declined to accept it and it was returned to Amazon"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

Europa Hotel Kühlungsborn

Popular things to do in Kuehlungsborn

Kuehlungsborn Beach
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Kuehlungsborn Beach

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Kuehlungsborn Beach during your travels in Kuehlungsborn? Stroll along the marina or visit the spas while you're in the area.

Marina Kuehlungsborn
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Marina Kuehlungsborn

Explore the waterfront in Kuehlungsborn with a trip to Marina Kuehlungsborn. Amble around the area's waterfront or visit its spas.

Warnemunde Beach
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Warnemunde Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Warnemunde Beach, a popular beach in Rostock. You can enjoy the bars while in the area.

New Market
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New Market

Learn more about the local history when you visit New Market, a well-known historical site in Mitte. Stroll along the area's beaches or simply enjoy its bars.

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Learn more about the local history when you visit Marienkirche, a well-known historical site in Mitte. You can enjoy the bars while in the area.

Town Hall
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Town Hall

Town Hall is just one of the places to see in Mitte, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Stroll along the area's beaches or simply enjoy its bars.