Rostock (Berlin), Germany
Historic Mecklenburg & Molli Steam-Train Ride
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Visit Bad Doberan, the former summer residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg, packed with grand examples of Gothic red-brick architecture. A coach ride brings you to this charming city.
Bad Doberan's cathedral is distinguished by its rural setting, rare among medieval churches, towering above the surrounding meadows and trees unencumbered by narrow urban streets. Unlike most town churches, it lacks the scale for comparison that neighboring houses usually afford. Built between 1294 and 1368, this awesome Gothic church makes Bad Doberan a popular destination for visitors.
Board the Molli -- a historical narrow-gauge steam-train that has connected Bad Doberan to Kuehlungsborn since 1886, and is still in use today. Puffing along at approximately 22 miles per hour, you will see Europe's longest avenue of Linden trees, known as the 'green tunnel'.
After arrival in Kühlungsborn, prepare for a lovely stroll through this old popular seaside resort with its distinctive vacation atmosphere. You'll stop by at a local traditional bakery to savor one of the local pastry specialties.
Finally, it's time to head back to Rostock by coach.
Tour requires some walking. There are some steps at the Bad Doberan Cathedral, three tall steps on the train and approximately 15 steps at the refreshment venue. Surfaces are slightly uneven. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. There is no space to store a wheelchair or scooter on board the steam train. Shops in Kühlungsborn are open on Sundays and holidays. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50¢ - €1 .