Destination guide

Say "Guten Tag" to the seaside town of Heiligenhafen

With its redbrick cottages and clinking fishing boats, Heiligenhafen is brimming with old German charm. Overlooking the Baltic Coast, this once-traditional fishing town is famous for its 10-day festival, Hagenfest Tage, which draws a largel crowd each summer. Get your German adventure off to a great start by booking a Heiligenhafen vacation rental that offers sea views. Relax on sand dune-backed beaches, learn about the town's fishing history in the Heimatmuseum, or stroll along the Seebrucke, a lengthy stone pier which stretches 270 yards into the sea.

Things to do

Riders of the Storm—Heiligenhafen's literary heritage

For a small town, Heiligenhafen is surprisingly big on culture. The Heimatmuseum Heiligenhafen is a delightful place to spend an hour or so. It opened in 1992 in a restored art nouveau building and explores the town's history and its fishing, arts, and literary heritage. The seaside town famously featured in Theodor Storm's novel, Hans and Heinz Kirch, as well as several poems by local poet Wilhelm Jensen. It's a great little museum for children, too, who can ty their hand at nautical-knot tying, making music, and painting workshops.


From fishing to festivals, Heiligenhafen has it all

Founded as a port in the 1200s, life in this Baltic coastal resort naturally revolves around the sea. Families will often book their Heiligenhafen vacation rental close to the beach and kick back on the soft, buttery sands, picnic in the dunes, or go paddling in the cool waters. For a small town, Heiligenhafen has plenty of places to eat, including buzzy cafes, bars, and seafood restaurants. It's also a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts, who come to cast a line from the beach or take a boat trip out to deeper waters.


Germany's summer starts in Heiligenhafen

Perched on the Baltic coast, Heiligenhafen sees some of the best weather in northern Germany. Long, hot summers with plenty of sunshine and blue skies means it's peak season on the coast, and Heiligenhafen vacation rentals can get booked up in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall do not fare as well with the weather, and rain showers can be a frequent visitor. Winter on the coast can get pretty chilly too, with temperatures dropping towards freezing. It does get quiet outside of the main seasons, but it's great for blustery seaside walks, so remember to pack layers.

Natural features

Heiligenhafen's coastline is a real cliffhanger

Perched on the Baltic Coast of northern Germany, Heiligenhafen is a charming seaside resort within easy reach of the Schleswig-Holstein coastline. There are various coastal walks all the way along this stretch, where you can take in rugged cliffs and sandy beaches with sweeping views of the Baltic coast. A popular spot is the Graswarder peninsula. This mile-long nature reserve features wetlands and saltmarshes, and is an important habitat for over 40 different species of birds. There's a lookout tower and a conservation center which also offers guided tours of the reserve.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Heiligenhafen

The nearest airport is in Luebeck (LBC), located 40.6 mi (65.3 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Heiligenhafen?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,638 vacation rentals near Heiligenhafen. From 1,162 Condos/Apartments to 407 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Heiligenhafen are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Heiligenhafen?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Heiligenhafen:

  • Steinwarder: 303 vacation rentals
  • Ortmühle: 16 vacation rentals
  • Pelzerhaken: 164 vacation rentals
  • Puttgarden: 16 vacation rentals
  • Petersdorf: 52 vacation rentals

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Heiligenhafen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Heiligenhafen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heimatmuseum Heiligenhafen: 3,477 vacation rentals
  • Heiligenhafen Rathaus: 3,484 vacation rentals
  • Wallnau Waterbird Reserve: 1,765 vacation rentals
  • Yachthafen Burgtiefe: 2,325 vacation rentals
  • Cismar Nature Museum: 8,429 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heiligenhafen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Heiligenhafen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,162 Condos/Apartments in Heiligenhafen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Heiligenhafen include:

  • Houses: 407 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Heiligenhafen?

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