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Heiligendamm Germany Cruise Port Guide

Location:

You will tendered ashore right to the center.

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Sightseeing:

Heiligendamm was built in 1793 as part of the city of Bad Doberan. It is the oldest seaside resort of Germany and favored by the high nobility inclusive the Russian Czar family.

Because of the classicist white buildings lining its beach promenade, the town is also known as the "White Town by the Sea" (German: Die weiße Stadt am Meer). Today, the area by the sea is occupied by a five-star hotel. A narrow-gauge steam railway, known as the "Molli", links Heiligendamm with Kühlungsborn and Bad Doberan.

Best view at the beach promenade is from the 290 meters long pier.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Taxis are dependable, but expensive.

Nearby Places:

Warnemünde is a seaside resort north of Rostock famous for its lighthouse and harbor, also known as the "Alter Strom". The lighthouse was built in 1897 and from the top there are magnificent views over Warnemünde and the surrounding area. The harbor is filled with cruise ships, yachts, small sailing boats and lifeboats. You can buy freshly caught seafood and fish straight from the fishing boats.

Shopping and Food

In Heiligendamm itself there aren't many big-name stores.

There is actually a better selection in the nearby Hanseatic town of Rostock where you can shop to your heart's content in the town center and the Warnow Park shopping mall.

In the town center of Rostock, in the area around Kröpeliner Strasse, Lange Strasse and Doberaner Platz there are numerous stores and boutiques selling a wide range of goods.

Warnow Park shopping mall The Warnow Park shopping mall is located in Rostock Lütten-Klein between the town center and Warnemünde and has a colorful mix of retail outlets and services.

The exclusivity of this traditional seaside resort at Heiligendamm is also reflected in its restaurants. The exquisite regional and international cuisine served in sophisticated surroundings is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Special purchases include precision optical equipment such as binoculars and cameras, porcelain, handmade crystal, silver, steel ware, Solingen knives, leather wear, sports equipment, toys from Nuremberg and Bavarian Loden cloth. Special purchases in eastern Germany include musical instruments, wooden carved toys from the Erzgebirge Mountains, and Meissen china

In Germany snacks (Schnellimbiss) are widely available, especially Bock wurst (boiled sausage), Bratwurst (grilled sausage) and Curry wurst (spiced sausage), as well as fries and hamburgers

German fast food is cheap, hearty and diverse; there are a number of sausage stands, imbisses and specialty stands; you have many options from which choose. Many of the fast food is of Turkish origin, this food is very popular for being cheap and healthy. The German's favorite Turkish fast food is the Doner Kebab; a thick pita filled generally with either chicken or beef complemented with fresh French fries and salad.

Important things to know about Germany, like tipping, toilets etc.

Currency:

Euro. There are plenty of ATM machines around.

In smaller establishments ask first if they accept Credit Cards.

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Communication:

German spoken. Germans are regarded as being punctual, disciplined and last but not least, a little formal. In German there are two forms of you: "Du" and "Sie." "Du" is less formal, "Sie" is more so. You almost always should use the "Sie" form and someone's last name with people you don't know.

110 -- Police Emergency
112 -- Fire Emergency or Ambulance Call

Most cafes offer free WiFi.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

All stores must close no later than 8 p.m. Some close as early as 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays stores lock up at 1 or 2 p.m.; although in big city centers most stay upon until 2 or 4 p.m.

Sundays all stores are closed, except some bakeries which are open on sunday morning.

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
varies - Good Friday
varies - Easter
varies - Easter Monday
May 1 Labor Day
varies - Ascension Day (usually in May)
varies - Whit monday (usually mid-May)
October 3 Unity Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 St. Stephan's Day

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