The Baltic Sea is part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by nine countries, including Germany. Important coastal cities include St. Petersburg and Stockholm.
The Baltic Sea is bordered by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. It is 1,601 km ((995 miles) in length at its longest point, and 193 km (120 miles) across at its widest. Several German ports, includig those of Stralsund, Greifswald and Wismar, are situated on the Baltic. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on the Baltic Sea.
The EU encourages member states to opt for renewable energy to combat climate change. But Poland's strongly coal-based economy seems to be moving in the other direction. Scores of wind turbines have been built on the country's windy Baltic Sea coastline over the last two decades. But now Poland is introducing tough restrictions on the construction of new wind farms.