Allergy friendly vacation

An allergy, whether to house dust, pollen or food, is more than just a nuisance: it often determines what we are allowed to eat, where we can stay without major problems, when and where to travel.

Allergy sufferers can breathe easy at the Baltic Sea., © TMV/Tiemann

Allergy friendly vacation

An allergy, whether to house dust, pollen or food, is more than just a nuisance: it often determines what we are allowed to eat, where we can stay without major problems, when and where to travel.

Especially for families with allergic children or people with allergic asthma it must be guaranteed that the vacation can be carefree, because in the house is not smoking, no animals are allowed and when cooking intolerances are carefully considered. In MV you will find such allergy-friendly vacation destinations.

For allergy sufferers it can be a little bit sea

A vacation at the Baltic Sea is especially recommended for allergy sufferers. The fresh and allergen-poor sea air can alleviate allergy-conditioned complaints, strengthen the immune system in natural way and provide so for recovery. Because who has strong defenses, suffers less from inflammations of the mucous membrane in the nose and in the other airways. That's why exercise in fresh, clean air and a refreshing swim in the Baltic Sea has been a proven health tip for allergies since the 18th century, when seaside resorts were founded.

Thalasso for allergies

Thalasso (ancient Greek: sea) stands for the power of the sea and the healing effects of seawater, algae, mud and salt. Thalasso wellness hotels in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are located directly by the sea and offer treatments with sea products in the form of baths, packs and massages, among other things. Thalasso products contain many minerals that can be absorbed by the skin. The skin gets better blood circulation, tighter and looks younger. Relaxation, diet and exercise on the beach as well as in the coastal forest complete the wellness program for skin and respiratory tract. Among the many top-class providers in the northeast is Warnemünde's Hotel Neptun, which opened the first thalassotherapy center in a German hotel in 2001.

Kneipp cures for allergies

Allergy sufferers appreciate Kneipp cures. The water of the Baltic Sea and lake district invites not only for bathing, but also for water treading. According to its inventor, the priest and naturopath Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897), the body is to be stimulated by specific water stimuli to a positive, healing counter-reaction. Also organs are to be stimulated and relaxed specifically over special assigned skin areas (Dermatome). Important here is a good pre-warming through exercise, warm air (e.g. sauna) or warm water (alternating applications). Recognized Kneipp spas in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are Göhren on the island of Rügen and Feldberg.

In case of allergy: natural products from MV directly from the producer

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is known for its organic agriculture and organic farms. In no other federal state has organic farming developed so strongly in recent years. Fresh produce of all kinds can be purchased at regional markets and farms. Allergy sufferers should give preference to vegetables such as broccoli, kale, carrots, tomatoes, chicory, cabbage, garlic, mushrooms or spinach. Especially red, yellow, orange and deep green vegetables, which contain plenty of beta-carotene (the precursor of vitamin A) in addition to numerous other vital substances, strengthen the immune system in the production of white blood cells (the "body police") and the defense against infections.

Attention pollen allergy! Look at pollen map before vacation

People with hay fever can hardly avoid the disease-causing allergens in the air. Watery eyes and runny noses are the unpleasant result. Therefore, it is worthwhile to look at the pollen calendar before your vacation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In fact, pollen activity or the health burden caused by pollen-containing air sometimes differs considerably between the federal states. In general, however, the blooming periods in the north usually begin later than in the south.

One advantage of the coast is that a fresh breeze blows here almost all year round, alleviating the symptoms of pollen allergy sufferers. The best time to travel for pollen allergy sufferers are the months from September to March, when the fewest allergens are flying around. Numerous internet platforms and apps provide information about the individual pollen types and their temporal activity, for example:

Baltic Sea coast presents itself allergy friendly

Allergy sufferers will find rest and relaxation for skin and respiratory tract at the Baltic Sea coast due to the pleasant sea climate. The annoying itching on the skin subsides, the mucous membranes of the nose swell and sneezing becomes less. This is because the fresh sea breeze provides unpolluted air, which is considered to be particularly low in exhaust and pollen. This natural healing power of nature was discovered early and used medically. The Baltic Sea coast has with Heiligendamm the first German seaside resort, with Graal-Müritz the place where the child and youth rehabilitation in Germany was launched, and with the Baltic seaside resort Baabe on Rügen the first German municipality which was certified as "allergy-friendly".

First seaside resort

The first German seaside resort was founded in Heiligendamm near Bad Doberan in 1793. The Duke of Mecklenburg, Friedrich Franz, and his personal physician from Rostock, Samuel Gottlieb Vogel, had discovered the "healing effects of bathing in seawater." The inscription "Heic te laetitia invitat post balnea sanum" is still emblazoned on the gable of the spa house by master builder Carl Theodor Severin: Here you receive joy, you emerge healthy from the bath.

In the 20th century, the seaside resorts on the coast experienced a renaissance. Nowadays, spa guests from all over the world enjoy the natural healing power of the Baltic Sea wind, seawater, algae, mud and salt. The blood circulation is stimulated and the immune system is strengthened. The sea climate with its humid air containing iodine is particularly suitable for patients with respiratory and skin diseases.

First rehab for children

The seaside spa Graal-Müritz has been used as a health resort for children with asthma and allergies for over 130 years. On July 1, 1880, the first four city children from Schwerin's "Anna Hospital" recuperated for several weeks under medical supervision at the Baltic Sea. This was the birth of German child and youth rehabilitation. Today, the AKG "Tannenhof" Children's Hospital is a recognized facility for child and youth rehabilitation and one of the most modern facilities in Germany. About 1000 children with respiratory and skin diseases are treated here every year. By the way, in the indoor swimming pool of "Tannenhof" children swim in healthy Baltic Sea water, which is piped directly into the pool.

First municipality with certificate for allergy sufferers

In view of the rich tradition on the Baltic Sea coast, it is therefore not surprising that a Baltic Sea resort was certified as the first "allergy-friendly municipality" in 2008, the Baltic Sea resort Baabe on the island of Rügen. In the town, guests with house dust and mite allergies will find numerous accommodations that are specially tailored to their needs. People with food intolerances or special allergies will find great understanding and helpful support in special allergy hotels. In addition, there is a supermarket in Baabe that stocks numerous lactose-free, gluten-free and other allergen-free products. An allergy-friendly restaurant and some cafés have additional offers on their menus for guests with food intolerances.

Interesting facts about allergy

25 million Germans suffer from an allergy

According to the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation ECARF, around 25 million people in Germany have an allergy. The most widespread of these is pollen allergy, which manifests itself primarily as hay fever. Allergic rhinitis sets in when trees and grasses are in bloom. Thereby the pollen causes attack-like or constantly running, itching noses and red, watering eyes. A burning sensation may also develop in the palate. Depending on the type and severity of the allergy, skin rashes and breathing difficulties may also occur.

Allergic to animals, food, house dust and pollen.

Petting a cat, nibbling nuts, walking next to a flowering meadow: The most ordinary activities can become a problem for allergy sufferers. Depending on the type of allergy, the body reacts defensively to foreign substances such as pollen or animal hair, so-called allergens. The reactions are unpleasant: watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, shortness of breath due to swollen mucous membranes or gastrointestinal complaints. Itchy wheals and eczema on the skin can also indicate an allergic reaction. If the allergy-causing substances are known, they should be avoided if possible.

Doctors advise hyposensitization

If animal hair, nuts or pollen are identified as allergy triggers, allergy sufferers can best prevent symptoms by avoiding the allergens in question. In the case of hay fever, however, this is almost impossible. In such cases, medication can alleviate the symptoms. There is good success with allergen-specific immunotherapy, also called hyposensitization. The aim of this therapy is to accustom the immune system to the allergy-triggering substances and thus weaken excessive reactions. For this purpose, the physician injects the patient with an allergen preparation in increasing doses at specific intervals. In some cases, the allergen can also be taken in the form of tablets or drops. Complementary regional fitters such as Thalasso therapies are recommended.

Facilities for your health vacation

To the map

5 Ergebnisse

© Hotel Gutshaus Stellshagen Cordes e. K.

Hotel Manor Stellshagen

  • Lindenstraße, 23948 Stellshagen

Close to the Baltic Sea, the organic and health hotel Gutshaus Stellshagen is nestled in wide fields and meadows.

Read more: "Hotel Manor Stellshagen"
© Kurzentrum Waren (Müritz)

Waren (Müritz) spa center

  • Am Kurpark, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

Let your soul dangle on vacation, enjoy beautiful moments and free time and do something good for your health. For your relaxing health and pampering vacation, the Waren (Müritz) spa center in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District combines 4-star hotel comfort with healing therapies and wellness treatments.

Read more: "Waren (Müritz) spa center"
© TMV/H2F

Ginkgo Mare Organic Hotel & HealthCenter

  • Buchenstraße, 18375 Ostseebad Prerow

Vacation with meaning - a place of relaxation and self-reflection! Enjoy the equipment with organic - solid wood furniture and colors, eco-electricity, 100% organic food, revitalized Grander water throughout the house and filtered drinking water at your free disposal.

Read more: "Ginkgo Mare Organic Hotel & HealthCenter"
© Heino Kirchhof

Ecological vacation house at the Müritz

  • Mittelstraße, 17248 Rechlin

The "ÖkoFeHaus" with 4 vacation apartments is located near the Müritz National Park on the eastern shore of the small Müritz. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking, paddling and cycling tours. The cozy apartments are allergy friendly and one apartment on the first floor is suitable for wheelchair users.

Read more: "Ecological vacation house at the Müritz"
Baltic resort Wustrow pier, © Ostsee-Kurklinik Fischland

Ostseekurklinik Fischland

  • An der Seenotstation, 18347 Wustrow

Here, preventive care, rehabilitation and recovery are combined under one roof. Diagnostics, therapies, consultations and training are carried out by our professional clinic team at the highest level.

Read more: "Ostseekurklinik Fischland"
© Hotel Gutshaus Stellshagen Cordes e. K.

Hotel Manor Stellshagen

  • Lindenstraße, 23948 Stellshagen

Close to the Baltic Sea, the organic and health hotel Gutshaus Stellshagen is nestled in wide fields and meadows.

Read more: "Hotel Manor Stellshagen"
© Kurzentrum Waren (Müritz)

Waren (Müritz) spa center

  • Am Kurpark, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

Let your soul dangle on vacation, enjoy beautiful moments and free time and do something good for your health. For your relaxing health and pampering vacation, the Waren (Müritz) spa center in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District combines 4-star hotel comfort with healing therapies and wellness treatments.

Read more: "Waren (Müritz) spa center"
© TMV/H2F

Ginkgo Mare Organic Hotel & HealthCenter

  • Buchenstraße, 18375 Ostseebad Prerow

Vacation with meaning - a place of relaxation and self-reflection! Enjoy the equipment with organic - solid wood furniture and colors, eco-electricity, 100% organic food, revitalized Grander water throughout the house and filtered drinking water at your free disposal.

Read more: "Ginkgo Mare Organic Hotel & HealthCenter"
© Heino Kirchhof

Ecological vacation house at the Müritz

  • Mittelstraße, 17248 Rechlin

The "ÖkoFeHaus" with 4 vacation apartments is located near the Müritz National Park on the eastern shore of the small Müritz. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking, paddling and cycling tours. The cozy apartments are allergy friendly and one apartment on the first floor is suitable for wheelchair users.

Read more: "Ecological vacation house at the Müritz"
Baltic resort Wustrow pier, © Ostsee-Kurklinik Fischland

Ostseekurklinik Fischland

  • An der Seenotstation, 18347 Wustrow

Here, preventive care, rehabilitation and recovery are combined under one roof. Diagnostics, therapies, consultations and training are carried out by our professional clinic team at the highest level.

Read more: "Ostseekurklinik Fischland"
1- 0 from 0
to the list

Content is loaded

Content is loaded