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Ten Gorgeous Beaches You Won't Believe Are In Germany

Looking to take a beach vacation? Why not try Germany! It may not be a tropical paradise, but the powder-sugar sand of the Baltic Sea beaches are perfect side trip for your European getaway. Here are some of the best beaches to visit!

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1. Kampen Beach

The red cliffs that line this stretch of sand and surf will take your breath away. This beach comes complete with the "Strandkörben," the basket-like seats, that make German beaches famous!

2. Wannsee Beach

The Wannsee lake is the biggest lake in Berlin, and it is a popular spot for Berliners to take a dip. If you are traveling in the area, be sure to put a day at Wannsee on your schedule!

3. Warnemünde Beach / Via Martin Künzel

Warnemünde is a town with a great seaside resort. It is perfect for a family trip - there is plenty of history in the city, plus the added bonus of sailing and lying on the beach. A must for any trip to northern Germany!

4. Sylt Island

Sylt has tons of beaches to visit, so a quick trip to the island is definitely worth it. From the red cliffs in Kampen to the posh atmosphere at Westerland, the northernmost island in Germany offers an exciting retreat from the day-to-day.

6. Kühlungsborn Beach

Another beach on the charming baltic coast, Kühlungsborn is known for its quaint looks as well as sunbathing. No building in Kühlungsborn is allowed to be taller than the trees. The result? A seaside city straight out of a fairy tale.

7. Rügen Island

Rügen Island was a favorite tourist destination for many in East Germany during the Cold War. Since reunification, it has become the most visited island in Germanyt. Check out the chalk cliffs in Jasmund National Park; they will take your breath away!

8. Fehmarn Island

You may know Fehmarn Island from the album "Live at the Isle of Fehmarn," a live recording of Jimi Hendrix's last concert. Or you may know it because of its well known windsurfing and kitesurfing spots. OR you may know it because you are an avid ornithologist and have gone there to study birds. You've heard about it, now go visit!

9. Horn Beach

For those of you visiting for Oktoberfest or the magical castles and forests of the south, Lake Constance is your best bet for a beach day. On the German side, we recommend Horn Beach.

10. Westerland Beach

Westerland is the posh beach, the place where all the celebrities in Germany have beach houses. Stop by for celebrity spotting, stay for the beautiful sand and surf.

Written By Lauren Rogers

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