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Travemuende Sailing Week
From: 2013.07.20 To: 2013.07.29
Travemuende Sailing Week is one of the greatest sailing events worldwide. Year-on-year, the coastal resort in the vicinity of Lubeck attracts about 2000 sailors from more than 20 nations and nearly a million visitors. More than 300 races in 31 classes fit well with live music played on several stages and a wide range of culinary treats; it's this colourful mixture that invariably makes a lasting impression on all those who travel from near and far to experience the Travemuende Week. Travemuende is also a colourful place in itself. Founded in 1189 by Count Adolf III of Holstein as a defensive bastion against the sea raids of Slavs and Normans, it was then purchased by the city of Lubeck and became, in the nineteenth century, a favourite meeting place for the rich and famous of the time, due to its casino and excellent bathing facilities. Richard Wagner, Franz Kafka, Ivan Turgeniev, Joseph von Eichendorff, and Thomas Mann all walked on its shores, and actually some of the scenes of Mann’s famous novel “The Buddenbrooks” are set up in Travemuende.