The most famous resident of Mölln is Till Eulenspiegel, who lived the final year of his life in this town. In case you aren’t up on your German folklore and literature from the Middle Ages, Till Eulenspiegel is the jester who used to play tricks and jokes on people.
While in this city in Schleswig-Holstein, try to find the memorials and references to Till, a lot of which use the two items that comprise his last name — an owl and a mirror. If you get to the fountain named after him, make sure to rub his thumb or his foot for good luck! ;-)
For those really obsessed with Till Eulenspiegel, check out the museum dedicated to him. If you still don’t know who he is, one visit to the museum will change all of that. Another museum to visit is the Möllner Museum. This museum tells the history of the city and is located in the former city hall building.
Those who want to know less about the history of the city and more about its nature can visit the old Water Tower. In the tower, there is an exhibit about nature in the area.
Mölln was historically a very important city because it was on the old salt route. Salt was mined in other areas and was sent through the town on its way to the port in northern Germany. Salt doesn’t play a part in the town now, instead people now come for nature.
One of the nature parks I highly recommend is the one at the Lauenburgische Seen. This is a park that not only has a sea, but also moors, forests and marches. It’s also the third biggest natural area in Schleswig-Holstein.
Another important area is Schaalsee. This park is recognized by UNESCO for being an important ecological area. Beautiful sea landscapes make a trip to this park worth it. And while we’re at it, the Ratzeburger See is also well worth a visit or two.