Download GPX file for this article
54.15361110.9575Map mag.png
Europe > Central Europe > Germany > Schleswig-Holstein > Grömitz

Grömitz

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Grömitz is a city in Schleswig-Holstein, at the coast of the Baltic Sea. The small villages of Cismar and Lensterstrand belong to Grömitz administratively.

Understand[edit]

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.

Get in[edit]

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.

By car[edit]

Grömitz and Cismar are located at the Bundesstraße 501, which can be reached via the A1 highway.

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit]

St. Nicolai church
Cismar Abbey

1 Zoo Arche Noah, Mühlenstraße 32, Grömitz, +49 4562-5660. 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.

3 St. Nicolai church, Schulweg 1, Grömitz, +49 4562 6018, fax: +49 4562-6753, e-mail: . 8AM–6PM. Protestant church from the 13th century, open until 10PM in the summer.

In Cismar[edit]

4 Cismar Abbey (Kloster Cismar), Bäderstraße 42, Cismar, +49 4366 1080. 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. Cismar Abbey on Wikipedia Cismar Abbey (Q1775138) on Wikidata

5 Haus der Natur, Bäderstraße 26, Cismar, +49 4366 1288, e-mail: . 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.

Do[edit]

Grömitz beach with beach chairs, promenade on the left

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.

2 Boat trips, Seebrücke, Grömitz (at the end of the pier), +49 171 7784220. varies. You can either take a trip to another town at the Baltic Sea coast, or book a 1h round trip. €10–€33.

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, +49 4562 256247, fax: +49 4562-256246, e-mail: . 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), +49 4562 225130. 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.

Eat[edit]

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, +49 175 427436, e-mail: . 11AM–5PM (March to October). Small café and coffee roastery, offering mostly cake and self-made coffee in different flavours.

Sleep[edit]

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, +49 4562 256256.

You can also search for a room on the German-language website of Grömitz.

There are five four star hotels in Grömitz:

2 Carat Golf & Sporthotel, Strandallee 4, Grömitz, +49 4562 3910. Four star hotel right next to the promenade. Consists of a huge building with rooms and a new building with apartments. €80–€204.

3 Hotel Hof Krähenberg, Krähenberg 1, +49 4562 22722, fax: +49 4562-227250, e-mail: . 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.

4 Hotel Seemöwe, Fischerstraße 3, Grömitz, +49 4562 255390, fax: +49 4562-255389, e-mail: . Small four star hotel with rooms and apartments, between the centre and the beach. rooms €98–€188, apartments €65–€120.

5 Strandhotel Grömitz Ostsee, Uferstraße 1, Grömitz, +49 4562 225500, fax: +49 4562-22550111, e-mail: . Newly built four star hotel, directly at the promenade. The English version of the website is just Google Translate. €75–€360.

6 Hotel Stranidyll, Uferstraße 26, Grömitz, +49 4562 1890, fax: +49 4562 18989, e-mail: . Large four star hotel offering rooms and apartments. €71–€273.

Stay safe[edit]

As a tourist town, Grömitz is generally safe. Take the usual precautions, e.g. against pickpocketing.

When swimming[edit]

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.

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Grömitz is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.