Resorts Of Germany

Favorable geographical position, mountain, foothill and plain relief of the country, the mild climate, sea coast and with magnificent sandy beaches and a large number of mineral springs contributed to the development of the resort in Germany. Pre-war Germany had almost 600 resorts and along with Italy and France were among the countries with the most developed privately owned resort business, the income from which was one of the important items of the national budget. A huge role in the development of resorts in these countries played a major tourist organization, which is aimed to attract foreign, mainly American, the capital. Capitalist basis and the commercial nature of the German resorts, and therefore, their inaccessibility to the common people, preserved and now in Germany and, of course, in all other capitalist countries, forever eliminated in the German Democratic Republic. If before the second world war in Germany, the state resorts was 15% (the rest were or municipalities - 15% or leased by joint-stock companies - 24% and private entrepreneurs - 46%), now all the resorts in the GDR belong to the people's government and serve the interests of the people.
When creating the German Democratic Republic in 1949, after the implementation of the Western powers division of Germany on its territory remained a very small number of resorts, as in General they were within separate the West German state. But at these resorts buildings were barbarously destroyed fled fascist hordes, balneolechenie buildings destroyed or were in an extremely neglected and sanitary condition; not enough doctors.
Despite dire picture of the resort heritage, passed into the property of the people, by the efforts of the workers of the GDR were quickly restored all of destruction on older resorts, but also created new resorts and bases of leisure.
Currently, in the German Democratic Republic, there are about 200 balneological, mud, sea and mountain resorts and climate stations.
In the picturesque mountains of the Thuringian forest, Harz, Saxon Switzerland, on the Baltic sea, in the beautiful landscape of the river valleys Bode and Saale, in the Ore mountains is the best place for winter sports and rest annually are being built and put in operation new resorts. Now only in the conduct of a United Free German trade unions have 1120 holiday houses almost 100 000 places.
To study resort resources of the Republic and to the development of the most effective methods of treatment in the resorts are closely involved scientific forces. The GDR government for these purposes established in the resort of bad Elster research Institute of balneology and physical therapy. In addition to exploring the resort resources, the Institute studies the needs of the population in the resort treatment and rest, develops indications and contraindications for various kinds of balneology and in various diseases, conducting research into account the immediate and remote results resort treatment, which serves as a basis for planning health resort care to the population.
GDR occupies the territory of 108 300 km2, its population is 17 200 000 people. In the North it is washed by the Baltic sea, bordered to the East of the Polish people's Republic, in the South of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and to the West by the Federal Republic of Germany. Located in the centre of Europe, where soft West European Maritime climate shifts in the Eastern European, continental, East Germany has a temperate belomorskoi climate with mild winters (average January temperature is -1 degrees) and warm, not extremely hot summer (the average July temperature is + 18 degrees). The average annual temperatures vary from +7 degrees in the North to +10C in the South-East. On the most part of the territory of Germany the annual rainfall ranges from 500 to 700 mm In the upper areas of the medium-high mountains of the annual amount of precipitations in places exceeds 1000 mm (Harz up to 1200 mm). The snow cover on the plains usually lasts 1-2 months, in the mountains - for much longer, which contributes to the development of winter sports.

  • Berk
  • Binz (Binz)
  • Blankenburg
  • Brambach
  • Guerin
  • Salzungen
  • Sellin
  • Sulza
  • Kezen
  • Kuhlungsborn
  • The Liebenstein
  • Oberwiesenthal
  • Oberhof
  • Frankenhausen
  • Friedrichroda
  • Heringsdorf
  • Zinnowitz
  • Schandau
  • Schierke
  • Elster
  • Organization of foreign tourism in the German Democratic Republic is engaged in travel GDR. It has branches in almost every big city and at the major resort GDR. Travel Desk offers tour guides, interpreters, transportation facilities, provides accommodation, meals in restaurants, tickets for planes, trains and ships. Designed travel GDR routes to allow guests to get acquainted with the whole country, its culture, art, historical monuments, major cities and resorts of the Republic.