European Hanseatic League towns of south west Balticum sea, like Szczecin , Stralsund , Rostock, Wismar, Lubeck , are clear indication that prosperity of that region was based on peaceful , cooperative approach , uniting these towns in commercial successes . These commercial activities brought riches to these towns what is evident even now , in impressive architectural structures of churches , Cathedrals, Merchant buildings on streets and lanes, also ports and harbours which were doors to and from these interesting towns .
SZCZECIN , port where goods were flowing freely in and out also place of birth of Princes who became Tsarina Catherine the Great. Now dynamic town of western Poland and gateway to Swinoujscie – SPA Resort of Poland besides holiday opportunities of enjoying fresh air and Baltic sea water . From Swinoujscie by train one gets to STRALSUND .
Town with interesting features of its history ,culture is on UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list .
Next ROSTOCK , another town , despite being bigger in its urban area has very interesting Old Town section , allowing visitor to learn, through appreciating , wealth of it’ history . From here on can go for a day trip to WARNEMUNDE where huge tourist liners call to allow passengers to visit Rostock , while others who come there to enjoy the beach , natures beauty and outdoor activities like bicycling through the greenery of the Warnemunde SPA .
Trains around the Mecklenburg area take one to WISMAR , where Old Town with massive structures of it’ religious institutions in way of churches and DOM and its port with fish specialities again give one insight into bygone HANSA era .
LUBECK is another true jewel in the riches of Hansa concept of Baltic Sea towns .
From here via SCHWERIN
where charming structure of the castle, with its appearance bringing memories of Chambord Castle in Loire River in France .
Visit to BERLIN , is a pleasant way to conclude the exciting trip in Meklemburg Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein areas and that great adventure is possible to perform by trains from Warsaw in Poland
19 May 2019 EUROPE