Heiligendamm / Germany
Heiligendamm is a district of Bad Doberan on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Mecklenburg Bay. Heiligendamm is also the oldest seaside resort in Germany. First bath house and also responsible for the expansion of the town to a seaside resort was in 1793 the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Friedrich Franz I. Thus was founded from 1793 to 1870 the "White Town by the Sea" with its neoclassical total work of art of bath and lodge house. Until the 30s of the 20th century Heiligendamm remained the most elegant seaside resort in Germany and the European aristocracy, also the royal family stayed here regularly.
Interesting is especially the classical city center. An architectural highlight is the spa: like a temple built with pediment and broad Doric portico, built in 1816 by Carl Theodor Severin as dance and dining house. No less impressive: the Mecklenburg house, a bathhouse from 1838-39 and opposite to it the Grand Hotel of 1873. A little further out of town is the Alexandrines- and Marie Cottage built in 1840 as well as the Crown House built in the English country style.