Warnemünde hosts the annual Sandwelt or Sand World competition in May. The contest attracts a handful of talented artists from across Europe. They create incredibly detailed sand sculptures like this one of a mother playing with her son on the beach by Russian artist Sergey Zaplatin. You can watch them carve their masterpieces along Pier 7. But don’t worry if you miss the festival week. For a period of time, their art remains on exhibition in a sculpture garden under protected canopies.