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Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016
The annual World Oceans Day which was held on June 8 reminds us to appreciate the beauty of the oceans. But all year round, Germany’s coasts and islands are a great place to relax, enjoy a holiday or attend a festival. World Oceans Day is aimed at raising awareness for the current challenges faced by this extraordinary part of our ecosystem.
Germany’s coasts are home to several precious UNESCO World Heritage sites hat enjoy special protection. Some of these are- the natural landscape of Wadden Sea along the North Sea coast, the old quarters in the Hanseatic towns of Lubeck and Stralsund.
People have always enjoyed trips to the seaside which invigorates the soul. A holiday on the North Sea or the Baltic coast will just do the magic of healing your soul. Or you can indulge yourself with thalassotherapy treatments in North Sea and Baltic coast spa resorts such as Damp or on the island of Norderney, famous for its saltwater therapies.
During the summer months, there are any number of options for learning about the German coasts in a fun and interactive way. At the Ozeaneum aquarium n Stralsund, which is part of Germany’s largest oceanographic museum, you can go on an extraordinary underwater journey.
In Rostock and Lubeck, you will find historical and modern ships, as well as an enchanting maritime atmosphere. Many of the Hanseatic towns and cities in particular celebrate port anniversaries or regattas, and visitors are always welcome to join the party.