Ribnitz-Damgarten is not as inaccessible as its name might sound. It’s just one of those isolated yet hidden beauties that lie on the Baltic coast promising ample surprises and twists for the intrepid traveler.
The delights of a coastal town are too familiar to need further mention, but then there are coastal towns and Coastal Towns and Ribnitz-Damgarten certainly belongs to the latter category. It’s probably the group of shallow inlets that connects the town to the sea that makes it so special.
What will certainly grab you is the opportunity to go sailing, surfing, swimming or just relaxing on the beach and watch others doing all of that.
Ribnitz-Damgarten has more on its menu than the coast, though. If you are a nature lover, and now, which one of us isn’t, you’d probably want to explore the Great Moor and the Rostock Heath. Here’s where you’ll find the protected nature reserves with its wildlife doing what they do naturally, and that’s looking stunning and like they are having the time of their lives. There are guided tours you should definitely consider in order to get the best out of it.
Don’t miss the Mushroom and Fungi Museum.
Ribnitz-Damgarten has its share of winter fun. If you’re here in that season, that’s when the Bodden freezes over and transforms into a winter wonderland offering skating and skiing. Snow covers this beautiful town making it even more picture-book like.
This is when local architectural gems such as the St. Bartholomew’s Church, the Rostocker Tower, the St. Mary’s Church and the quaint market place take on a charm that has to be seen to be believed.
Ribnitz-Damgarten is not known as the Amber Town for nothing. It has a history of amber jewelry and other products made from it. Visit the Schaumanufaktur or Show Manufacture where you can view how it’s all done. You can either buy the jewelry right there or visit any number of local shops which offer stunning varieties.
For more of the same, go to the German Amber Museum where you can also get an idea of the local history.