Lighthouses, chalk cliffs, beaches dotted with amber and other treasures, and the vibrant colors of the buckthorn fruit: the Baltic island of Rügen is a wonderful Autumn attraction. The Baltic island of Rügen is a wonderful Autumn attraction.
Vacationers can take a stroll between the treetops on the island of Rügen.
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
Captivated by the romantic landscape, Thomas Mann built himself a summer house on the Curonian Spit. The Nobel literature laureate spent carefree days there - although they were all too short.
Summer isn't summer without a trip to the seaside. And with Germany's rough weather patterns, DW's Courtney Tenz explains why her favorite seaside spot is inside the haven of a hardly translatable "Strandkorb."
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