Travemunde is a historic beach resort town located in the Baltic Sea. Founded in 1187 and then purchased in 1329, Travemünde used to be a fishing village and port for international trade. It wasn’t until the early 1800s that Travemünde was recognised as a place where people might like to visit for pleasure. At that time, some public bath houses were built to attract visitors.
Travemünde did pretty well until World War II came. When the war ended, the people of Travemünde had to rebuild their town and try to re-establish its appeal as a tourist spot. A spa was built, along with a beach centre and a concert hall. Eventually, a skyscraper was built, and it now houses a café at the top from which you get a breathtaking view of Travemünde. And the rest, as they say, is beach resort history.