The Baltic Sea: A Productive Vacation
For the Easter Holiday we went to Sassnitz with another couple - roughly a 4 hour drive from Hamburg. Our stay there consisted of home cooked meals in our AWESOME apartment that gave us beautiful views of the Baltic Sea, casual strolls, morning coffees and afternoon naps, sweet treats and a "5:00 somewhere" mentality. It was pretty perfect.
To be honest, there wasn't a whole lot to do in Sassnitz - especially on Easter weekend when everything closed on the holidays (which was the Friday, Sunday & Monday we were there). But, THAT is why it was the perfect place to go to just relax and wind down. There is a park with walkways by the sea and also a pier area with boats that have fresh seafood for you to eat - delicious!
If you visit Sassnitz, you can go bike riding, kayaking, take boat tours etc. We took a ferry over to the next town called Binz, which took about 45 minutes. This was a lot of fun because we hopped on the ferry, grabbed a window seat and toasted the day off with some beers (and Easter chocolate!).
Like our day trip to Schwerin, Binz was another cute and quaint town to visit. Buildings with white facades filled the entire town with lots of restaurants and local shops to pop into - and the best part was that it was all right by the sea.
While strolling around, we found our way to a brewery called Fritz Braugasthaus and had flights of beer to taste. The weather was perfect so we sat outside and enjoyed being sun-kissed.
Sitting on the beach by an open fire, crepe tasting & sighting seeing made Sassnitz & Binz the perfect getaway for us. We felt extra thankful, refreshed, and relaxed after a long weekend visit to such a beautiful & simplistic place.
If you have the chance to travel there and enjoy being by the sea, having scenic views, lounging on the beach and leisurely going about your day - then take a look at our adventures there and start planning your trip!
"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax" - Mark Black