The Baltic Sea island is home to Krummsteert nature reserve. Its name means "crooked tail," and it aptly describes this narrow spit of land that juts into the sea. It's a breeding and resting for many rare bird species.
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.
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."
In the Baltic seaside resort of Ahrenshoop, a week of festivities starting on March 25 will kick off celebrations set to last until October to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of its artists‘ colony.
The sun is coming out, the days are growing longer and, as spring approaches, people are heading outdoors. We take a pictorial journey from the Alps to the Baltic Sea.
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