"Kühlungsborn" Ostseebad Kühlungsborn by Kathrin_E

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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.

  • Last visit to Ostseebad Kühlungsborn: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 15, 2009
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    I enjoyed your tips of Kühlungsborn very much - my grandma travelled there several time and so it was great to read about it & see the pictures! I'll have a look at Bad Doberan later :-)

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    An excellent page on a lovely seaside town. What I miss is the accommodation tip ... was the hotel *that* bad? ;-) Oh, and you must be kidding about swimming - 16° C????


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