A day trip on the danish side of the Baltic Sea

Mighty chalk cliffs, endless sandy beaches, rustic pine forests, and fragrant sea air. The Baltic Sea is always worth a visit and the perfect destination for a day trip.

Just a few hours from for example Hamburg or Berlin awaits relaxing sea resorts, picturesque coasts and much more.

The Danish Baltic Sea offers day trippers with its wild romantic coves, family-friendly islands, and numerous attractions a welcome change in their leisure program. A day trip to the Danish Baltic Sea promises beach, sea, and unforgettable experiences.

A day trip to the picturesque island of Falster

Gedser Hafen

If you have chosen a day trip to the Danish Baltic Sea, it's best to make Gedser on the island of Falster your starting point. The harbor town, built around 1900, has preserved its rural charm.

Stroll through the small shops of the old town, follow the country road past the white lighthouse to the southernmost point of Denmark, visit the geological museum, and conclude your day trip with a delicious fish dish in a harbor restaurant.

Experience the impressive nature on Møn

Møns Klint Kreidefelsen am Meer in Dänemark

Also on Møn, history enthusiasts can admire mighty megalithic sites. In addition to the burial mounds of Jelling in Jutland, which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the burial sites on Møn are among the most archaeologically significant in Denmark.

For those who look closely, historical traces of peoples and tribes that have shaped the face of Europe and the course of its history can be found all along the Danish Baltic Sea coast. Legends abound, especially about the warlike Vikings.

Even today, relics from the Viking Age tell the story of life in Denmark between the years 800 and 1066. The fierce seafarers and their (for the time) fast longboats are therefore at the center of thrilling festivals, fairs, and exhibitions.

Visitors can admire historical costumes, savor authentic food and drinks, and take home a characteristic souvenir.

Baltic Sea day trip with children: Water fun at Lalandia

Lalandia drinnen mit Rutschbahnen auf Lolland-Falster in Dänemark

Wind, sand, waves – during a vacation by the sea, children are in their element. For those who want a bit more action, a detour to the Lalandia Holiday Park in Rødby is recommended.

Super-fast water slides and a wave pool in the legendary Aquadome promise unforgettable fun for the whole family. Little guests up to five years old have their own area tailored just for them, where they can splash and play to their heart's content.

Mom or dad can take a break in the sauna or whirlpool in between. For those who, after many beach visits, don't feel like water, there's a large playground, mini-golf, or a climbing wall to let off steam, or you can create a personal souvenir from the day trip to the Danish Baltic Sea in one of the creative workshops.

So many exciting experiences naturally work up an appetite. Treat yourself to a tasty meal or a delicious ice cream at one of Lalandia's two restaurants before taking the ferry back to Puttgarden from Rødby.

Baltic Sea day trip with a dog: A good nose for a little adventure

Dogs are generally welcome guests in Denmark. They have unrestricted access to the beach, but must be kept on a leash between April 1st and September 30th.

The sea and the pristine nature are a lot of fun for dogs as well. Your dog is allowed on the deck during the ferry ride. Food, water, and dog-friendly staff are available on board to ensure the well-being of your pet.

However, dog owners should consider a note of caution: Denmark's Dog Act, which prohibits the ownership of certain dog breeds, has been in effect since 2010 and applies to tourists as well.

For detailed information on entry requirements for dogs, you can contact the Danish tourist information. To avoid any unpleasant surprises during your Baltic Sea day trip with your dog, it is advisable to carry all the necessary paperwork for your beloved pet.

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Day trip to the Danish Baltic Sea: How to get there?

Fähre Scandlines fährt nach Rostock Warnemünde über die Ostsee

Six modern, climate-neutral hybrid ferries from the Scandlines service operate daily between Rostock and Gedser, as well as Puttgarden and Rødby. The crossing from Puttgarden to Rødby takes only 45 minutes.

Enjoy the sunshine and fresh sea air on deck during the crossing or relax in one of our onboard restaurants. Time will fly by!