Mecklenburg Countryside & Vintage Railway

4.5 hours | Berlin (Warnemunde) | Z W D - 2 0 5
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$ 89.95
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A delightful day exploring northern Germany's historic region of Mecklenburg and its environs begins when you board a comfortable motorcoach for a scenic driving tour through the agrarian district of Mecklenburg. Picturesque landscapes and traditional villages unfurl before you approach the spa resort known as Bad Doberan, the former summer residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg. Situated in a beautiful beech tree forest, just a few miles inland from the Baltic Sea, Bad Doberan was one of the earliest settlements in Mecklenburg.

The premier site of the town is Bad Doberan Minster, a 13th-century, medieval monastery and the largest of all the Cistercian churches in Europe. A marvel of Gothic architecture, it was built between 1294 and 1368 and is renowned for its interior design. You'll tour the church and visit several well-preserved treasures, such as the main altar, the monumental cross altar and several sculpted tombs. The stained-glass windows are stunning. Take a stroll along the verdant grounds outside the monastery and be sure to snap some pictures of this very impressive example of northern German brick architecture.

Your tour continues to a nearby train station, where you'll board the narrow-gauge steam train, "Molli." The railway was constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to connect a string of towns and villages to the beach. All aboard! The train conductor rings the bell as you sit back and enjoy this scenic and nostalgic ride through quaint towns, along tree-lined avenues, past an old horse racing track, and along the beaches of the Baltic Coast.

You'll arrive in Kuehlungsborn, where during your free time you will enjoy picture-perfect views of a traditional German spa resort,incl. amazing architecture and a unique flavor A perfect moment for grabbing a traditional pastry in a local bakery together with a cup of hot coffee, while taking in impressions of the beach promenade. You'll note the quintessential strandkorb, a clever beach chair shielding its users from sand and wind. Before you depart this idyllic scene, you'll have time to stroll the recently rebuilt promenade, browse for souvenirs in the authentic shops and admire the town. You'll notice that there are no tall structures in Kuehlungsborn as restrictions prohibit building higher than the tallest tree.

Conclude this scenic day with a motorcoach ride that takes you along Europe's longest avenue of linden trees before returning to the ship.

Special Notes:

We recommend that knees and shoulders are covered in the minster church.
Tour sequences may vary to avoid congestions at venues.
The coach for the city tour is equipped with seat belts, guests are required to use them. Guests may not stay on the coach during free time. The tour runs during all weather conditions. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain.
It is advisable to bring some small change of Euro coins as some shops do not accept other currencies nor Credit Cards for small purchases (furthermore, guests may have to pay for public bathroom facilities, usually between 50,- cents and 1,-Euro pp). Please note: many shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Only a few souvenir shops may be open.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for scenic Mecklenburg and guided tour of monastery of Bad Doberan

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
yes
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer to the train station, board the narrow-gauge 'Molli' steam train for a ride from Bad Doberan to Kuehlungsborn

Transport type:
Narrow gauge steam train
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Upon arrival board your coach for a transfer to the city center of Kuehlungsborn

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guiding walking tour followed by free time & refreshments

Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
yes
Walking distance:
250
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No