Bad Doberan

The Bad Doberan health resort entices visitors with plenty of fresh air, a hilly and wooded landscape, and the Baltic Sea 6 km away. The first seaside resort in Germany - Heiligendamm is a well-known part of the spa Bad Doberan.

Bad Doberan is traditionally a renowned health resort, with modern spas. Stroll through Bad Doberan like the Grand Dukes once did or visit the town and spa museum. Many classical buildings, squares, and wonderful parks are monuments of bygone times. Visit the town and spa museum and enjoy the varied events. The »Pearl of North German brick Gothic«, the Doberan Minster, is on its way to becoming a Unesco World Heritage Site and is well worth at least one visit. A trip to the steam-powered historical monument on wheels, the Bäderbahn »Molli« train is a special highlight.


Tourist-Office Bad Doberan
Mollistrasse 10
18209 Bad Doberan


✆   0049 38203 62154
@   info[at]

Geographical position Large map

Transport connections +

Location: The Bad Doberan health resort is located 15 km west of the Hanseatic town of Rostock and 6 km from the Baltic Sea and within easy reach of the other well-known Baltic seaside resorts in Mecklenburg. The first German seaside resort, Heiligendamm, is situated right by the sea.

By car:

  • From the south: via the A19, Rostock junction on the A20 towards Lübeck, Bad Doberan exit
  • From the west: via the A1, continue on the A 20, Bad Doberan exit
  • From the east: A 20, Bad Doberan exit
  • From the north: Rostock seaport international port, A19 Rostock Ost exit, continue on B105 towards Wismar / Bad Doberan

It is 15 km to the town from the Bad Doberan motorway exit. From there it is another 6 km from the Baltic Sea and the seaside health resort Heiligendamm. Bad Doberan is traversed by the B105, which connects the Baltic cities of Stralsund, Rostock, Wismar, and Lübeck from East to West.

By train:
Hourly trains run from the Bad Doberan train station to Rostock and Wismar. The historic Mecklenburg Bäderbahn »Molli« train connects Bad Doberan with Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn. There are three stops in the town. The train runs every 1 to 2 hours depending on the season.

By bus:
Bad Doberan is connected with Rostock via the »Rebus GmbH« bus lines. Further connections run towards Heiligendamm, Warnemünde, Rerik, Kröpelin, Satow, and Kühlungsborn.

By plane:
The nearest airport with regular services is Rostock-Laage airport. About Rostock-Laage Airport: you can find the shuttle service at

By boat:
Ferry connections run from Rostock international port to Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, and Finland.

By taxi:
There are several taxi companies in the health resort of Bad Doberan.

Local remedies +


Health tourism infrastructure +

The »Moorbad« in Bad Doberan and the Median Clinic in the Heiligendamm seaside health resort are treatment centres with public cafes and their own events and park grounds.

  • Beach 3.3 km
  • Pier
  • Promenade
  • Swimming pools (in the two rehabilitation clinics and at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm)
  • Sauna
  • Bike trail networks (e.g. Baltic coast long-distance cycle track, Gutshaus long-distance cycle track, Hanseatenweg hiking and bike trail, pilgrim's trail)
  • Tourist Information
  • Bad Doberan and Heiligendamm are adjacent to large beech forests with wonderful hiking trails
Rehabilitation facilities in the town +

Dr. Ebel Fachkliniken GmbH & Co.
»Moorbad« Bad Doberan KG

Health-oriented hotels in the town +
  • Pension Marten in Bad Doberan
  • Grand Hotel Heiligendamm
Acute care hospital in the town +

In Hohenfelde ca. 500 m from Bad Doberan

Therapy facilities +
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Electrotherapy, including magnetic field therapy
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Occupational therapy such as joint protection advice, functional training
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Kneipp / hydro- / balneotherapy such as Kneipp showers, treading water
  • Physiotherapy, including specialised manual therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Massages, special foot reflexology
  • Moor treatments (bath, partial bath, kneading and stepping) from local peat extraction
  • Osteopathic techniques
  • Sling table treatment and respiratory therapy
  • Sports therapy, including walking in the water, isokinetic training, Nordic walking
Special therapeutic facilities +
  • Abs, Legs, & Butt
  • Beach walking
  • Body tuning and power workout
  • Fast week
  • HCG diet, targeted and permanent weight loss in problem areas while feeling good
  • Climate hiking
  • Kneipp
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Massages
  • Sea rituals
  • Moor treatments
  • Nordic walking
  • Packs
  • Pilates
  • Prevention programmes involving nutrition, stress, and exercise
  • Reiki
  • Back Fit
  • Sports therapy
  • Water aerobics
  • Yoga
Medical care +
  • The Moorbad clinic provides outpatient care and therapeutic services in accordance with the Remedy Directive (physiotherapy and occupational therapy).  
  • Naturopaths
  • Masseurs 
Balneologist +

Dr. med. Alexandra Lex 
Lettowsberg 20
18209 Bad Doberan
0049 38203 62468

Activities +


Fishing, boat hire, golf, horse riding, horse shows, rowing, paddling, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water sports, surfing, kiting


library, readings, lectures, galleries, exhibitions, concerts, cinema, film showings, theatre, cabaret


library, galleries, exhibitions, cinema, film showings, concerts, readings, lectures, theatre, cabaret


E-bike rental, bicycle tours, bike rental, historic narrow-gauge railway, carriage rides, sightseeing flights, boat trips, hiking

Fun and Games

Indoor playground, bowling, bowling, children's entertainment, creative offers, dance events, public festivals