Things to know about the Baltic Sea:

  • with an age of 14,000 years, the Baltic Sea is a very young body of water
  • the length of the coast is 1,700 km - that is as long as the German long-distance hiking trail network from north to south
  • the average depth of the Baltic Sea is 55 m
  • the salinity of the Baltic Sea is between 1.7 and 0.8%.

The Baltic Sea is an inland sea of the Atlantic Ocean in Europe and, unlike the North Sea, is not a marginal sea of this ocean. It is a brackish water sea, even though a higher salt and oxygen content can be observed in the western Baltic Sea due to water exchange with the Atlantic and the North Sea. The composition of the seawater in the Baltic Sea corresponds to a large extent to the composition of human blood. Thus skin diseases, respiratory diseases, rheumatic complaints, tissue weaknesses and obesity can be successfully treated and the immune system strengthened. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Baltic Sea water is used as pure seawater in various forms of therapy, for example balneotherapy, hydrotherapy or thalassotherapy.

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Baltic Sea. The mild salt water tingles on the skin, ensures a good metabolism and increased appetite. Seaside medicine (thalassotherapy) has rightly established itself successfully.

In the seaside resorts of our federal state, seawater is piped directly from the sea into spa centres, rehabilitation clinics and other therapeutic facilities. According to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's spa law, seaside spas must dispense the local healing agent seawater in therapy pools or seawater tub baths for therapeutic purposes all year round.