I’ll do my best to do a pirate impression. Here goes — Arggghhh, Matey! Before you think I’ve flipped my lid, hear me out.
Grevesmühlen up in the far north of Germany (only 15 kilometers south of the Baltic Sea) has a Pirate Outdoor Theater that runs from June to September. Really, what kid doesn’t like a pirate?
Grevesmühlen was a medieval town and this pirate approach is quite a different take on the place. But, if you prefer medieval knights and ladies fair; the town has that stuff, too.
Three of Grevesmühlen’s original city gates still remain, that were once attached to the town’s original Stadtmauer (a defense wall). It always seems like you’re stepping through a time warp when you cross under one. Maybe it’s me?
In the historical town center there are quite a few timber framed buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. But, the oldest one dates back to 1660.
There are also a few medieval thinking marks (places of reflection) throughout Grevesmühlen. One of the oldest dates to around 1391 and is known as the Denkstein of the Ludede Mozellenburch. The stone is so old that its hard to make out the two crucifixes that adorn the stone in memory of someone who came to an untimely end.
Older than that is the well kept Nikolai Church that villagers built in the 13th century. Amazing how the church is still holding services more than 800 years later.
The town’s windmill is a mere baby in terms of age; that was built until 1878. Don’t let its young age stop you from seeing that; or visiting the town’s Jewish Cemetery.
If somehow you still got any energy left, play a family friendly game of miniature golf. Or, trek off towards the Baltic Sea for a day of sand and surf.
Don’t worry, the original mean pirates that used to sail these waters are gone — replaced by the much nicer ones at the Pirate Show.