What we did in Scharbeutz, Germany4.8.14
If you happen to be in Hamburg for an extended stay during the summer I definitely recommend taking a day trip to visit a beach. I mean, the days are long, it's super hot, and there's no a/c. What better reason do you need? There are many beaches in and around Hamburg & there is also the option to go to a Freibad (swimming pool, but we haven't visited one yet, so I don't have any recommendations).
It was the first time I visited the beach in Germany, we had previously been to Scheveningen in Holland, but we didn't go in the water because it was still cold.
We bought the Schleswig-Holstein Ticket, [it is valid in the state of Hamburg for a day] it covered us all the way to Scharbeutz and back. Once we arrived in Scharbeutz we walked, it seemed like the best option, and it wasn't that far.
This was the first time I had ever heard of this, I really didn't see a point to it at first, but since we didn't take a beach umbrella or anything it was okay. it turns out those things are really useful, they give you shade and they block the wind!
So overall you can expect:
- There are many little shops.
- To have a good time.
- Cold water, maybe?
- If traveling by train, you can get off at any city and take a look around, some of them might surprise you!