Stockelsdorf near the Baltic Sea is the kind of place that lets you slip in unobtrusively and make yourself right at home.
There is a decided lack of fuss as you find your room, unpack, and let yourself out into the busy street and find that particular cafe you know you’ll be coming back to daily for your cuppa without fail for the duration of your stay. It’s that kind of town.
Stockelsdorf does have its share of historic delights, however, and you’ll learn the art of finding them among the modern facades that comprise most of the landscape. You’ll soon find that this is one town where modern structures draw as much applause as the medieval ones.
Check out the Glass Pyramid in the city center. Thoughts of the French Louvre spring to mind till you’re duly informed that it’s a Greek restaurant. Well, who would’ve thunk!
Another impressive sight is the Stockelsdorfer Tor or the Stockelsdorf Gate which does the city proud.
Stockelsdorf has quite a shopping strip whether you’re looking for souvenirs or high fashion. Its claim to modernity is truly borne out by the large selection available for all shoppers from the garden variety window shopper to the determined bonafide shopaholic.
For a slower paced activity you could consider the Herrengarten with its manicured gardens whether to relax with a book or have a lively stroll around its extensive grounds.
Stockelsdorf has its share of history and if that’s what you’re looking for you should make your way to the Stockelsdorf Faience dating back to the 1700s. This is where you’ll find the historic stove-tile factory that used to churn out exquisite pottery with beautifully illustrated Oriental designs.
The Herrenhaus in the aforementioned Herrengarten exhibits some of this famous pottery.