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.
A change at the top of British politics – Rome’s rubbish crisis - The new Greek PM clamps down on smoking - The world's largest arts festival prepares to kick off in Edinbugh - Turkey gets tough on Syrian refugees - Controversy in Prague over a column – Ghost nets in the Baltic - Madrid's low-emissions zone – Getting fleeced in Paris
This week on the show, we visit the Pescadero Basin off Mexico's Pacific coast and shipwrecks in the cold waters of the Baltic Sea. Exploring the oceans – from tube worms to sea turtles – we look at the rich life they sustain. We'll also be asking what impact we humans have on our seas.
The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline project to ship gas from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany has put Berlin at odds with Eastern Europe and the US, who worry about Moscow tightening its hold on Europe. Russian state media reported earlier this week that the pipeline is nearly 60% complete.