The coastal region of the former Bad Doberan District stretches along 62km (39mi) of the Baltic Sea in North Germany. On the edge of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state, it surrounded the university city of Rostock and has many seaside resorts and spas to its name.
In September 2011, it has become part of the Rostock District.
Bad Doberan District Map
Towns & Villages in the Bad Doberan District
- Alt Bukow
- Am Salzhaff
- Bad Doberan
- Bartenshagen (Park.)
- Bentwisch (Rostock)
- Cammin (Rostock)
- Elmenhorst (Rostock)
- Kirch Mulsow
- Klein Kussewitz
- Nienhagen (Ostsee)
- Papendorf (Rostock)
The whole area is very popular with the national population as a tourist destination, but the state as a whole is sparsely populated.
The town of Bad Doberan is the district capital and is one of the most popular bathing resorts in the area. It also used to be the summer ducal residence because of its great location, climate and vistas.
Neighboring Heiligendamm is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the country, and was the location of a G8 Summit in 2007.
And the delightful Kühlungsborn along the coast has a very long beachfront and wide promenade following almost its entire length.
Many of the coastal resorts in the Bad Doberan District are linked by the narrow gauge steam railway known as the Molli, except for the beautiful town of Graal-Muritz which is the only resort on the “other side” of Rostock. It is locally famous for its extensive rhodedendron gardens and certainly worth a visit.