Travemunde - Encyclopedia




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TRAVEMUNDE, a seaport of Germany, in the free state of Lubeck, situated on the Baltic, at the mouth of the Trave. Pop. (1905), 2017. It has an Evangelical church, dating from the end of the 15th century, and is a much frequented wateringplace. There are extensive herring fisheries. Travemunde arose out of a stronghold placed here by Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony, in the 12th century to guard the mouth of the Trave, and the Danes subsequently strengthened it. It became a town in 1317 and in 1329 passed into the possession of the free city of Lubeck, to which it has since belonged. Its fortifications were demolished in 1807.

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