Known as the "White Town by the Sea" the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm has a long history of wellness and pampering. Located on Germany's northern coast facing the Baltic Sea, the town has drawn travelers since the late 18th-century days of Duke Friedrich Franz I. Today the sand beaches, historic manor houses and expansive skies provide the perfect backdrop for the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, located directly on the beach. Oftentimes credited for bringing the whole area back to its former glory, the property is comprised of six historic buildings, including the Kurhaus (which was built by the duke in 1796). A slew of celebrities and big names are loyal visitors but no one comes to be showy; rather, guests prefer to be understated and enjoy the beautiful grounds and numerous on-property culinary delights.