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5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Took the local bus to Lubeck, tourist information came onboard after docking with maps and train and bus timetables so it was easy to get to Lubeck and very cheap 3.40 Euros Lubeck is stunning and well worth a visit, don't forget to ... Read More
Took the local bus to Lubeck, tourist information came onboard after docking with maps and train and bus timetables so it was easy to get to Lubeck and very cheap 3.40 Euros Lubeck is stunning and well worth a visit, don't forget to visit the Neiderecker cafe to try some marzipan cake Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Five minute walk from shuttle to local rail station and then 20 minutes on local train to Lubeck. Easy to walk around and discover. Some lovely old buildings. Took coffee and the famous Hazlenut Marzipan Cake at the lovely Niederegger ... Read More
Five minute walk from shuttle to local rail station and then 20 minutes on local train to Lubeck. Easy to walk around and discover. Some lovely old buildings. Took coffee and the famous Hazlenut Marzipan Cake at the lovely Niederegger Cafe (at a fraction of the cost of the ship's tour :-)). Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
The ship docked at the town centre we just walked off and done our own thing. A local band was on the quaysidee to see us off. The where very good.
The ship docked at the town centre we just walked off and done our own thing. A local band was on the quaysidee to see us off. The where very good. Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We took the free shuttle bus provided by HAL to the bus station. (This was the first time HAL had visited this port, and apparently not many other ships have been there yet, either, and the pier is not safe for a bunch of people to be ... Read More
We took the free shuttle bus provided by HAL to the bus station. (This was the first time HAL had visited this port, and apparently not many other ships have been there yet, either, and the pier is not safe for a bunch of people to be walking on.) It cost 3.25 Euros for a bus ticket to Lubeck, and there was a really long line. Although the buses were supposed to come every 30 minutes, they sent a couple extra buses because of the large crowds. Still not everyone was able to get on the buses, so we walked 2 blocks to the train station. We purchased a one-way ticket to Lubeck for about the same amount of money as the bus ticket had been at the machine at the station. It was in many different languages, but was a bit slow. Because of this, many people were still standing in line waiting to purchase tickets when the train came. Some got on the train without purchasing tickets. Again, the locals haven't figured out all the logistics yet for cruise ships. It took us 20 minutes to arrive in Lubeck, compared to the 40 minutes it would have taken on the bus. Once we arrived, we walked around Lubeck's Old Town, which was charming. After a few hours, we purchased ferry tickets for 14 Euros each back to Travemunde. The ferry ride took 1 hour and 45 minutes and was narrated only in German. You could purchase food and drinks on the ferry, and the weather was beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The ferry sailed to the end of the promenade on our return to Travemunde, which was nice because it saved us from walking all the way there on our tired feet. When our ship sailed away from Travemunde, people lined the shore of the river all the way out to the Baltic, and they were all waving to us. I think they were thrilled to have us there. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
We took the train to Lubeck, a medieval city, where we visited a great Puppet Museum! We also did some sightseeing (thanks Rick Steves!) and enjoyed some luscious pastries. Otherwise, there wasn't much to see in Travemunde.
We took the train to Lubeck, a medieval city, where we visited a great Puppet Museum! We also did some sightseeing (thanks Rick Steves!) and enjoyed some luscious pastries. Otherwise, there wasn't much to see in Travemunde. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
This port was actually a bit of a surprise. We cycled into Lubeck and back from the port, so had the chance to get out in the countryside - really nice day. Lubeck itself was quite busy with tourists, but fun to see - found a simple amber ... Read More
This port was actually a bit of a surprise. We cycled into Lubeck and back from the port, so had the chance to get out in the countryside - really nice day. Lubeck itself was quite busy with tourists, but fun to see - found a simple amber necklace for my grand-daughter in the old market square. Several people actually enjoyed the seaside town of Travemunde every bit as much as Lubeck. Fortunately the cruise line supplied a free shuttle to both towns. These aren't advertised much in advance, but were a good option in a number of ports. Read Less

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