Boltenhagen is a German seaside resort in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern situated on the Baltic Sea coast 30 km east of Lübeck. It offers a wide view of the Bay of Lübeck; a 5 km stretch of a wide and sandy beach, a boardwalk, restaurants and health spas. Boltenhagen is considered to be part of the German Riviera.

Boltenhagen Centre
Boltenhagen Centre
Location of Boltenhagen within Nordwestmecklenburg district
Boltenhagen in NWM 2011.svg
Boltenhagen is located in Germany
Boltenhagen is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coordinates: 53°58′N 11°13′E / 53.967°N 11.217°E / 53.967; 11.217Coordinates: 53°58′N 11°13′E / 53.967°N 11.217°E / 53.967; 11.217
Municipal assoc.Klützer Winkel
 • MayorChristian Schmiedeberg (CDU)
 • Total18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
4 m (13 ft)
 • Total2,454
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes038825
Vehicle registrationNWM

It is close to the cities of Lübeck, Wismar and Schwerin and is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Because of its location it is one of the most famous German seaside resorts at the Baltic Sea.

Baltic sea beach and cliff coast (in the background)

Boltenhagen is especially famous with families for its shallow beaches combined with a superb water quality.

A marina with fishing harbour connects to the resort at its easternmost end, offering hotels and private beaches overlooking the vast Wohlenberger Wiek, a shallow bay in between Boltenhagen and Wismar.

West of the town and close to the seaside lies the picturesque little castle of Gross-Schwansee, recently refurbished and converted into a luxury hotel. South of it, Bothmer Mansion, a remarkable Tudor-style manor house in the nearby village of Klütz can be visited.

Even historically Boltenhagen has been a popular holiday resort in Eastern Germany as being the second town, where bathing wagons have been placed. Today the town offers nearly 10.000 beds, also because of health reasons, the town counts as a well known and highly recommended holiday resort.

The art historian Wilhelm Titel was born in Boltenhagen.


  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2019". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Boltenhagen at Wikimedia Commons