The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – PRORA

Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen,in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in North Germany and will for the next 50 years – as it has been for the last 50 years  known for its colossal ‘Nazi’   tourist structures. These are still extant but were mostly never really used.

The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 for the  ‘Strength Through Joy’  or in […] Continue Reading…

‘BINZ’ by Rugen

Villa Meeresgruß, Binz - foto Wikipedia - Ostseekueste (Andreas Horst)

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 16th article of a series, we look at “Binz” which lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See.

In our portrait we highlight that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – FKK or Freikörperkultur – Germany North Blog

FKK symbol in Germany- Wikipedia - source, Zboralski

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or Stranden on the German Baltic Coast in which we will try to portrait that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of ‘strand’.

Today we look at that very German of phenomenon of nude beaches.

We are all in love with ‘the beach’ – those of us living in Northern Europe certainly are, […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – Timmendorfer Strand – Germany North Blog

Timmendorfer Strand- foto Wikipedia - source Magnus Manske

 

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or Stranden on the German Baltic Coast with this 8th article of a series, in which we will try to portrait that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of ‘strand’ – today we visit Timmendorfer Strand

Germany Beaches may come as a sort of surprise to many people.

Timmendorfer Strand or in English -Timmendorf Beach, is […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach ‘Ahrenshoop’ [ #19 ] – Germany North Blog

Kunstkaten in Ahrenshoop-foto Wikipedia - source Nikater

 

We would like to celebrate ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast – otherwise known in English as ‘beaches’ – with this 19th article in this series  we visit Ahrenshoop.

Ahrenshoop is one of the many small coastal municipalities on the German Baltic Coast in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and in the Rügen district.

Geographically it has the German Baltic Coast on its northern side and the peninsula of Fischland-Darß-on its southern […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach ‘Graal-Müritz’ [ #18 ] – Germany North Blog

Graalmüritz - foto Wikipedia - source User:Nikater

We would like to celebrate ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast – otherwise known in English as ‘beaches’ – with this 18th article of a series. Today we visit Graal-Müritz. We will attempt to portrait that very odd part of the German psyche which is so attached to the concept of ‘strand’.

Graal-Müritz is a seaside health resort on the German Baltic Coast – or as they say in German […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach #17 – Rerik, near Rostock – Germany North Blog

German Baltic Coast

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 17th article of a series.

While the summer for 2013 is indeed behind us – no speaking of an ‘Indian summer’ this year like in 2011 – the German Baltic coast maintains it vitality and beauty, and yes also in Autumn!

In these articles we  try to portrait that part of the German or Northern European […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach [16] ‘BINZ’ – Germany North Blog

Binz - foto Wikipedia - source, Klugschnacker

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 16th article of a series, we look at “Binz” which lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See.

In our portrait we highlight that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – Bad Doberan [15 ] – Germany North Blog

 Bad Doberan circa 1900 - Wikipedia - Postcard Ottmar Zieher, München

 

 

The Etymology of the word STRAND is from Middle English strand, strond, from Old English strand  -“strand, sea-shore, shore”. Also found in Proto-Germanic strandō  or “edge, rim, shore” and from Proto-Indo-European  as “strand, border, field”  – As examples in West Frisian straun, Dutch strand, German Strand, Danish strand, Swedish strand. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/strand

We would like to celebrate beaches or Stranden on the German Baltic Coast with this 2nd […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – Deutsche Welle produces interesting series ” The big splash – A history of bathing culture” – Germany North Blog

 Prerow camping on the Ostsee - foto Wikipedia - photographer, Jürgen Sindermann

This Blog likes to celebrate beaches or Stranden on the German Baltic Coast and we have already written our 14th article of this series, in which we will try to portrait that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of ‘strand’.

Now Deutsche Welle, has a very nice article about the history of bathing in general and deals with Germany in particular.

“The […] Continue Reading…