"Kühlungsborn" Ostseebad Kühlungsborn by Kathrin_E
Ostseebad Kühlungsborn Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 159 photos
Around the turn from the 18th to the 19th century, doctors discovered how healthy a holiday at the sea is for both body and soul. The oldest seaside resort in Germany, Heiligendamm, was founded a few kms east of Kühlungsborn. Other villages by the sea wanted to participate in the boom but transporting visitors on horse-drawn carriages was a nuisance. Only after the railway line from Bad Doberan to Heiligendamm was extended further west, the villages on the coast became busy seaside resorts.
Kühlungsborn actually consists of three old villages: Brunshaupten and Arendsee on the coast and Fulgen further inland. In 1938 they were united and named Kühlungsborn after the Kühlung, a nearby chain of hills, and a little stream. Brunshaupten became Kühlungsborn-Ost, Arendsee became Kühlungsborn-West.
The two village centres are connected by a long beach promenade and a street along which many hotels and guesthouses established.
The town got its name from the Kühlung, a ridge a few kms inland. This is a popular area for hiking with beech forests... more travel advice
Strandstraße is the main street of Kühlungsborn-Ost. Here is where the souvenir, clothes and beach stuff shops are, and... more travel advice
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