With the North Sea and Baltic Sea coastlines and many lakes and rivers all over the country, Germany offers its visitors countless opportunities to spend holidays in, on or by the water. There is also a new project to develop the huge potential of the region along the Elbe river between Hamburg and Wittenberge, which includes the Lower Saxony Elbetalaue biosphere reserve and the Elbe Cycle Route.
At the 'boot' exhibition in Düsseldorf, the Schleswig-Holstein tourism agency is launching its new database, which allows visitors to search for sailing holidays and sailing holiday destinations across Schleswig-Holstein.
The information from this database is also being incorporated into the new water tourism website www.wasser-und-urlaub.de. This online resource, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, presents the full spectrum of water-related tourism in Destination Germany.