Above: The indoor pool of the spa at Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort in Weissenhaus, Germany

When I told friends and family that we planned to relax for a spell on some of Germany’s beaches, the responses ranged from “Why?” to “Germany has a coast?” It seemed that the part of Germany just below Denmark, with coasts along both the North and Baltic seas, was terra incognita.

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