Maasholm, a Fishing Village on the German Baltic Sea

The second week of our summer holidays, we spent in Maasholm, a small fishing village on the German side of the Baltic Sea. We had been here once before in 2014, and enjoyed what it had to offer: quaint accommodations, a supermarket, some restaurants, many walk ways, and plenty of rest in our comfortable renovated farm house on Main Street.

We drove for about 2 1/2 hours from Sydals, Denmark, to Maasholm. In the evening, we took a stroll around the coast as usual.

An upcycled fishing boat makes for a nice place to sit, especially out of the cold wind in the evening.

Maasholm on the shore
Maasholm Port with rainbow

Tüünlüüd, this street name gets me every time. Four ‘U’s with Umlaut!

Tüünlüüd

Eating well is another reason for spending time at the coast.

This is our vacation rental on Maasholm Main Street. Despite its location on main street, there is hardly any traffic noise, and off season, there are only few people to wander around as well. That’s me sitting on the bench.

As usual, my favorite spot is the one hidden away. This is for my quiet time.

Our Vacation Rental in Sydals, Denmark

Denmark has a lot to offer. What I will remember the most is the Danes’ casual friendliness, their selection of hot dogs, and the many beautiful meadows.

Another stunning door on some small town main street.

This was our vacation rental, a renovated farm house run by Sabine and Matthias, a lovely couple.

The best place for me, while the sun was rising and setting, was this outdoor setting.

I spent most of my time outdoors. Yes, I am weatherproof. 🙂

Passing Former Ledward Barracks in August 2022

While attending my brother’s wedding in Werneck in early August, we also drove by Ledward Barracks as usual.

These are some random photos taken from the passenger side driving down Niederwerrner Straße.

This type of free-standing cylindrical advertising column, referred to as Litfaßsäule, was named after its inventor, Ernst Litfaß. More about that on wiki. I wonder when we will see the last of them…

This is the new Hochschul-Campus in Schweinfurt.

Former Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, August 2022
Main Gate Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt

And last, but not least, if you keep driving down this road, you will see the Biergarten & Restaurant Alte Warte on your right. It is a good place to stop on a warm summer evening.

I had a Paprikaschnitzel (bell pepper Schnitzel). In former times, while you might have been stationed here, this was known as a Zigeunerschnitzel (gypsy Schnitzel). In times of political correctness, a few dishes had to be renamed as well.

Paprikaschnitzel at Alte Warte, Schweinfurt

Holidays in Sydals near Sonderborg, Denmark

The view onto the wide open seas of the Baltic is just splendid. We spent a week here on the Danish Baltic Coast, and need to return once more. For once, we did not even get to try a smorgasbord! And there are many more reasons to go back…

Mammark, Denmark

There is much agriculture near the coast line.

We were encouraged by our hosts to pick some raspberries. Yes, that’s me right there.

Raspberries to pick at our rental home

Many times, we stopped at Migges Café on main street in Sydals. They have wonderful pastries and bread rolls. We often had coffee sitting outside, and just watched life go by. This bakery and Café alone would be another reason to go back there.

Danish Bakery display at Migges Café in Sydals

More about our holidays in my next post.

Holidays on the Danish Baltic Sea

Picking the Baltic Sea in Denmark for our holiday destination this summer came about in an interesting way. In my many years of downsizing our home, I had to revert to certain tricks to let things go. This actually applies more to my better half.

I told him to imagine we would move to a House in the Danish Dunes. If that were the case, would he take this item with him..? If the answer is no, then it is time to say good bye.

I spend my free time sorting and de-cluttering, and so the liberating expression, “Would you take this to Denmark?” popped up on a regular basis. Then, we could not help but actually book a holiday there this summer.

We spent a wonderful week in Sydals, near Sønderborg in southern Denmark, which was the first part of our leg (first week in July).

Driving around the countryside, we had never seen so many poppies before. If you thought bright sunshine would make a dashing contrast to the red color, try dark skies. This is much better.

Poppies in Denmark

This is the view from where I sat every morning. Our hostess explained that the sea lies hidden behind the tall canola field. I didn’t mind. Looking at the skies, feeling the morning breeze, and listening to the birds was all I needed. Well, add coffee to that.

Morning sky in Sydals, Denmark

Lucky for me, we had a Strandimbiss (beach snack bar) in walking distance. We came here almost every day – if not for a light lunch, then it could be for a small bottle of wine to go, or just to do laundry. The Danes are so relaxed and kind. No wonder Denmark rates as the country with the second highest happiness index (behind Finland).

Sonderby H in Sydals, Denmark

Here we stopped in Mommark for lunch, and enjoyed another great view of the open skies. You might have noticed by now that the skies are usually dark. We had daily average temps of 17°-20°, which is perfect for me. Without the constant wind, it felt much warmer though.

Mommark, Denmark

If we are on the seaside, then it had better be seafood for lunch. For my husband, not me.

More to follow in my next post.

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