Just to the south of Kühlungsborn, there is a unique natural formation: the Kühlung, facetiously referred to as the North German Harz (mountains) by locals. The popular destination is characterised by jagged fissures and hollows, gorges and valleys, streams and pools. You will have a great view from the 128 metre high ridge. The area is ideal for cycling and hiking.
The Bastorf lighthouse also offers a view; from here, you can see the Buk, a peak to the west of Kühlungsborn. The two-storey cylindrical brick structure was built in 1877/78 and houses one of the highest signal lights on the German Baltic Sea coast.
The Molli, a historical narrow-gauge railway train, connects Bad Doberan and Kühlungsborn with a stop in between at Heiligendamm. It is a technical monument and a tourist attraction at the same time. Steaming and puffing, it carries you to the neighbouring towns. In Bad Doberan, you can visit one of the most beautiful and significant examples of North German brick architecture. Heiligendamm is the oldest resort on the German Baltic Sea.
In the summer months, passenger ships make trips from Seebrücke to Warnemünde and Grömitz. Alternatively, you can just take a short cruise on the Baltic Sea and return to Seebrücke. If you prefer solid ground beneath your feet, pay a visit to the Hanseatic cities of Rostock and Lübeck. They provide a medieval ambiance, as well as modern shops, historical landmarks and contemporary culture. The zoo in Rostock is home to 250 different types of animals (1,500 creatures in total). It is an experience for the whole family.