Active and creative: on the move around the LUVOpen country, foaming sea, fresh air: actually, in view of the surrounding natural landscape, the best ways to be active during your holiday by the Baltic Sea are fairly plain to see. Along the coastline, you can cycle, jog or walk along the coastline for hours, you can ascend lighthouses, explore the local flora and fauna, do yoga exercises or have a go at beach volleyball. Or get creative and reach for pencil and brush or a camera to record your impressions in evocative pictures!
Strolling and hikingThe beach promenade from Niendorf to the other end of Timmendorfer Strand and beyond leads directly past the Strandhotel LUV. Simply walk out of the terrace door and set off! The route is a pure delight at any speed. Whether you are strolling leisurely by beach clubs, little shops and boutiques, stopping now and then for coffee and cakes or fish sandwiches; whether you are getting your circulation moving at Nordic-Walking pace or by jogging; or whether you want to beat your personal best every day: you will enjoy it.
In the other direction, one goes from Niendorf to Travemünde and beyond. This stretch of coastline is a retreat for many types of animals and plants. Of course there are many other walking and hiking trails in the area and the surrounding country.
CyclingEverything that you can manage on foot is also possible by bike – just faster. The flat to moderately hilly land around Timmendorfer Strand makes it easier for you to sometimes cover a few kilometres more. A very beautiful tour is the circumnavigation of Hemmelsdorfer See. In Niendorf, the lake’s outlet runs into the Bay of Lübeck. For ambitious cyclists looking for the challenge of longer routes on their active holiday, there are good maps for the Kiel Canal Route and for the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.
High-rope courseThe nearby high-rope course, Hochseilgarten Travemünde is a climbing park with routes in two levels of difficulty; for smaller children and for adults and accompanied larger children. Tyres, nets and beams arranged one behind the other are stretched out at a dizzy height between the trees of the spa garden. The Hochseilgarten team gives detailed instruction to every climber.
HansaparkThe Hansapark is Germany’s only amusement park by the sea. This leisure park offers pure fun with lots of carousels, rollercoasters and rides, log flumes and boat rides, mini express railways and scooter circuits, and all of this right by the Baltic Sea.
Bird parkClose to Niendorf Harbour, in the middle of a lively, green reed landscape, lies Germany’s most natural bird park. The gorgeous grounds of Vogelpark Niendorf is home to an enormous variety of bird species, including zoological rarities, which live here in more or less their natural habitat. An absolute delight for animal-lovers and nature lovers!