Lübeck-Travemünde is a suburb of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein, located directly at the estuary of the River Trave in the bay of Lübeck. On the west side is the promenade with its fine sandy endless beaches. On the east side, the so-called Priwall, lies the legendary four-masted bark Passat. Every year from the middle of July the sailing event Travemünde Week takes place in Travemünde. International regattas are carried out and numerous big sailing ships visit Travemünde.
The Tall Ship Mercedes carries out day sails and evening sails from Travemünde. Immediately after leaving the Ostpreußen quay in Travemünde, the Tall Ship Mercedes reaches the open sea and can enter the bay of Travemünde under full sail. With mostly western winds, the Tall Ship Mercedes is well protected by the coastline and can pass the estuary of the River Trave with the piers to port and starboard on her way back under full sail. Sails are not taken in until reaching the berth. Big cruise liners, ferries and cargo ships sail in and out at the same time. During the Travemünde Week there are many additional sailing ships and tall ships in the area, passing Travemünde sailing in and out. We recommend a walk along the promenade and a visit of the legendary four-masted bark Passat at the Priwall before or after the sailing trip.