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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea, also known as the East Sea in German, is a sea arm of the Atlantic Ocean and has long been a very varied sailing area. Between bizarre rocky coastlines and idyllic small islands in clear green waters, it sometimes seems as if time has stood still. Discover the atmosphere in the small harbours, colourful half-timbered houses, white beaches and lonely anchorages.

On a Baltic Sea sailing trip, you will get a good impression of the rich nature, culture and history of the various Baltic states in no time. The waters of Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland treat you to adventurous sea voyages, and the sun also usually sails with you during the summer months. Nights in the North are long and light, temperatures are usually pleasant and the East German island of Hiddensee regularly counts the most hours of sunshine in the country.

Ebb and flow hardly affect the water levels in this area, so the water is crystal clear and, with little to no current, a fresh dive is always safe and, above all, delicious. You might even see some porpoises swimming along… Don’t panic, these little whales would much rather eat fish than human legs!

Do you also love fish? Then enjoy fresh, regional fish specialities in the numerous old fishing ports or cast a rod yourself. Plaice, salmon trout and herring like to bite here.

Compared to other sailing areas, the Baltic Sea is still relatively quiet and you can discover unique places far away from mass tourism during your stay. In some ports, the arrival of a traditional sailing ship is so special that almost the whole village empties out for it.

Neighboring Countries
Germany, Sweden, Poland, Danmark
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Sailing area Baltic Sea

Several surprising sailing routes can be found on the beautiful Baltic Sea. Kappeln, Kiel, Rostock and Stralsund are perfect starting points. Feel free to read on for more information about the possibilities in the regions around these ports.

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Western Baltic

From Kiel or Kappeln, you will discover the pearls of the Baltic Sea, the Danish islands, each of which has its own unique character. On the island of Aerø there are the small towns of Marstal with its particularly interesting maritime museum and Aerøskøbing, where you seem to walk through a fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen.

On Fyn, Denmark's second-largest island, we can tie up in lively, large towns like Svendborg and Fåborg. The latter has a worthwhile, medieval city centre. Next to it, Sønderborg on the island If is also one of the larger towns where even the Queen of Denmark stays for several weeks each summer with the royal yacht Dannebrog..

In the end, it is not only the big cities but especially the many small towns and islands that give the area its special charm. So after a bit of shopping and sightseeing, we sail on to more peace and quiet.

South of Fyn between the Little and Big Belt is a group of islands not to be missed. On Lyø, Avernakø and our personal favourite Strynø, you will walk just a little longer to the village between wheat fields and fruit trees but it is absolutely worth it. There will be a small merchant, maybe even a krø (Danish for pub) and almost every family has some stuff for sale on the street - food from their own garden or just nice jumble. Pick it out, money in the jam jar, done. Typical Denmark!

Germany's Baltic coast also has a lot to offer. In the land of the fjords between Kiel, Eckernförde, the Schlei and Flensburg, where the Vikings once had their safe villages, many fishermen live today, but tourism is also well developed. Between red rocky coasts and yellow rapeseed fields, camp sites, marinas but also small towns with half-timbered houses are typical of the area.

To the east of the Kieler Bucht lies the island of Fehmarn with the tiny port of Orth, where people are constantly surprised by our arrival. Looking for more hustle and bustle and socialising? Then turn off just before Fehmarn and head to Heiligenhafen, which is opposite, where there is always something going on in the pubs around the market square.

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Possible travel destinations from Kappeln and Kiel:

After just a few days on board, you can marvel at the diversity of this sailing area. There really is something for everyone here.

Weekend: Eckernförde, Flensburg, Marstal, Sønderborg, Heiligenhafen or Fehmarn
Midweek: Island hopping in the Danish South Sea
Week: A tour of Fyn
Important: The itinerary always depends on the ship and the weather and can therefore only be discussed on board.

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Southern Baltic

Stralsund and Rostock are excellent sailing ports for a circumnavigation of the island of Rügen. Germany's largest island has something for everyone such as the quiet ports of Gager and Glowe or the more touristy towns of Binz, Selin and Lauterbach. Of course, not forgetting the world-famous chalk cliffs!

So why not just do a round of Rügen?

Heading south-east from Stralsund, the Usedom peninsula appears after only a few hours, with numerous, picturesque seaside resorts and fantastic, white beaches - even Poland is now not far away.

Are you more interested in a real sea voyage to the far North? Sailing past Hiddensee with its ports Vitte and Klooster and through narrow channels, we reach the open sea. With good weather, we soon have the Danish island's 128-metre-high chalk cliffs in sight and a swimming stop is hard to resist. Within a day, we can then be in Sweden, mooring in major cities like Trelleborg and Ystad.

True adventurers can prepare for a long day of sailing. Early in the morning, the ropes are untied, the sails set and then breakfast at sea. For hours there will be nothing to see but water and sky - then the redeeming cry "Laaaaaaand ahoy!" - a moment later, we are on Bornholm. The tiny island is like a miniature version of Denmark and hidden behind it are the islands of Christiansö and Frederiksö marking Denmark's easternmost point. This is a must-see.

Within a week, with the right wind, we can visit 4 different countries where one also has to pay with different currencies. If that's not a real holiday...

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Possible destinations from Stralsund and Rostock

After just a few days on board, you can marvel at the diversity of this sailing area. There really is something for everyone here.

Weekend: Kühlungsborn, Hiddensee, Greifswald, a port on Rügen or the Danish island of Falster.
Midweek: Round Rügen, Hiddensee, Usedom or the chalk cliffs of Denmark's Møn
Week: Four countries in one week? Southern Sweden, Bornholm, Poland and back to Stralsund

Important: The itinerary always depends on the ship and the weather and can therefore only be discussed on board.

Sailing trips

29 July
 to 4 August 2024
€ 690
  7 days
  Baltic Sea
Board the Belle Amie for an unforgettable sailing trip from Flensburg to Rostock. Our trip ends in Rostock, where you will have the chance to visit the famous Hanse Sail. This major sailing event takes place from 9 August 2024 and attracts countless traditional sailing ships and tallships from all over the world. A paradise for lovers of historic ships!
6 August
 to 7 August 2024
€ 315
  2 days
  Baltic Sea
Trip to Nysted DK – pleasant harbour festival in Nystedt, music in the marquee, old ships – sailing trip during the ‘Haikutterregatta’ back to Rostock
8 August
 to 8 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
8 August
 to 8 August 2024
€ 70
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
4-hour evening cruise on the Logger “Iris”. From the city harbour, the Iris will take you across the Warnow to the Baltic Sea and back again
9 August
 to 9 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
9 August
 to 9 August 2024
€ 70
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
4-hour evening cruise on the Logger “Iris”. From the city harbour, the Iris will take you across the Warnow to the Baltic Sea and back again
10 August
 to 10 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
11 August
 to 11 August 2024
€ 55
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
From the city harbour, we sail along the Warnow River to the Baltic Sea and back again. In 4 hours, we will gladly give you an insight into the world of traditional Dutch sailing ships.
11 August
 to 17 August 2024
From
€ 499
  5 days
  Baltic Sea
On the last evening of this year’s Hanse Sail, we will welcome you to the hustle and bustle of the departing ships. Together with several other ships, we will leave Rostock on Monday morning and head west.
12 August
 to 18 August 2024
From
€ 995
  7 days
  Baltic Sea
From Kiel, you can discover the pearls of the Baltic Sea, the Danish islands, each of which has its own unique character. In just a few days, we can offer you a lot of variety in this area.
19 August
 to 28 August 2024
From
€ 1345
  10 days
  Baltic Sea
Are you ready for an adventure? Come aboard the Iris and spend ten unforgettable days aboard this traditional sailing ship. This sailing trip will take you from the German city of Kiel to the Danish capital Copenhagen
19 August
 to 25 August 2024
From
€ 798
  7 days
  Baltic Sea
A 7-day voyage from Rostock to Ebeltoft. The wind sets the course and in the evening we sail into a small harbour or anchor in a secluded bay.