Grömitz has been a sea resort since 1813 and a sea spa since 1949. With just 7,824 inhabitants, Grömitz hosts about 150,000 guests each year.
Cismar is a landlocked village built around a medieval monastery.
Grömitz can not be reached by train or plane directly. The closest train station is in Neustadt, the closest large airport in Hamburg. Both are connected to Grömitz by bus.
Grömitz and Cismar are located at the Bundesstraße 501, which can be reached via the A1 highway.
The promenade, spa gardens, and pedestrian area are all within walking distance of each other. Additionally, there's a public bus system which can be used to reach Cismar.
1 Zoo Arche Noah, Mühlenstraße 32, Grömitz, ☎ . 9AM 6PM. Small zoo with sea lions, emus, kangaroos, lions, camels, leopards, chimpanzees, monkeys, petting zoo, and other animals. Restaurant and playground. Closes at sunset from November to February. Adults €9, children €5.
2 Spa gardens (Kurpark). Public park, located at the heart of Grömitz. Lots of green, a duck pond, a playground, a boules court, and a "multi-generational playground" aimed at encouraging sportive activity.
4 Cismar Abbey (Kloster Cismar), Bäderstraße 42, Cismar, ☎ . 5PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, March/April to October. The former Benedictine monastery was built in the 13th century. Today it hosts art exhibitions and concerts. Closed to the public outside of guided tours. On the second weekend in August, artists and craftsmen sell their work during the Klosterfest. Adults €2, children €1.
5 Haus der Natur, Bäderstraße 26, Cismar, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 10AM–7PM. A small, child-friendly natural science museum, the House of Nature has a special focus on molluscs, showing a collection of more than 5000 slug shells and seashells, supposedly the largest in Germany.
1 Beach. The 8km beach is the most the attractive feature of Grömitz. Most visitors rent a beach chair (Strandkorb), but there's also space to just put up a towel. For safety advice, see below. Free with tourist pass.
3 Dog beach (at the very northeastern end of the promenade). Free with tourist pass.
4 Cliff coasts (at the very southwestern end of the promenade, past the marina).
5 Grömitzer Welle, Kurpromenade 58, Grömitz, ☎ , fax: , e-mail: email@example.com. 7AM–10PM. Public swimming pool at the promenade. Features sauna, wave pool, two restaurants, and a sun deck with sea view. Up to 3 hours, with tourist pass: Adults €10, children €6.
6 Submersible (Tauchgondel), Seebrücke, Grömitz (at the end of the pier), ☎ . April, May, September, October: 10AM–7PM June, July, August: 10AM–9PM. Stationary submersible. Shows a 3D documentary during 30–40min ride. Depending on visual conditions, you might spot some sea life. Adults €8, children €5.
There are many restaurants and fast food stops in Grömitz, in particular along the promenade. Many offer local sea food. None of the large chains are present in Grömitz.
1 ALDI grocery store (ALDI Grömitz), Brookgang 21, Grömitz. 7AM–9PM. Low-priced grocery store. Closed on Sundays.
2 Edeka grocery store (Edeka Wähler), Wicheldorfstraße 12, Grömitz. 7AM–8PM. Opens at 11 on Sundays.
3 Tork's Coffee, Kurpromenade 8, Grömitz, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 11AM–5PM (March to October). Small café and coffee roastery, offering mostly cake and self-made coffee in different flavours.
There are many holiday apartments and homes in Grömitz. If you're already in Grömitz and need a room, go visit the
1 Accomodation Office (Zentrale Zimmer- und Wohnungsvermittlung), Kurpromenade 56, Grömitz, ☎ .
You can also search for a room on the German-language website of Grömitz.
There are five four star hotels in Grömitz:
3 Hotel Hof Krähenberg, Krähenberg 1, ☎ , fax: , e-mail: email@example.com. Located at the outskirts of Grömitz, this four star hotel is a 20 minute walk, or a 10 minute bike ride, from the beach. Rooms and apartments. €38–€86.
5 Strandhotel Grömitz Ostsee, Uferstraße 1, Grömitz, ☎ , fax: , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Newly built four star hotel, directly at the promenade. The English version of the website is just Google Translate. €75–€360.
As a tourist town, Grömitz is generally safe. Take the usual precautions, e.g. against pickpocketing.
The German Life Saving Association operates lifeguards stations along the beach. Pay attention to flags displayed:
- A half-red half-yellow flag indicates a lifeguard station is in use and swimming is allowed.
- An additional yellow flag indicates that swimming is not allowed for inexperienced swimmers, children and old people.
- A single red flag indicates that swimming is not allowed, for example due to undercurrents, high waves, or water pollution.
In any case, do not swim past the buoys.