• Schleswig-Holstein, riding back from the beach in a hand cart
    Schleswig-Holstein, riding back from the beach in a hand cart ©Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume (König, Jens)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, family on the beach
    Schleswig-Holstein, family on the beach ©Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume (König, Jens)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, atmospheric Lübeck
    Schleswig-Holstein, atmospheric Lübeck ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (Seidlich, Alexander)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, rapeseed field
    Schleswig-Holstein, rapeseed field ©Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume (König, Jens)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, picnic in the country
    Schleswig-Holstein, picnic in the country ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (Wandmacher)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, sightseeing at Gottorf Palace in Schleswig
    Schleswig-Holstein, sightseeing at Gottorf Palace in Schleswig ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (König, König)
  • Schleswig-Holstein, beach and sailing boat at the baltic coast
    Schleswig-Holstein, beach and sailing boat at the baltic coast ©Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V.
  • Schleswig-Holstein, Westerhever lighthouse
    Schleswig-Holstein, Westerhever lighthouse ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (Nicolai, Maike)

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Schleswig-Holstein: Holidays as far as the eye can see

Schleswig-Holstein is defined by the North Sea and the Baltic, with the rhythm of life determined by wind and waves and the ebb and flow of the tides. An ideal holiday destination for families, water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is in the far north of Germany. Its capital is Kiel As a holiday region, Schleswig-Holstein offers beaches, sand dunes, fresh sea breezes and dykes stretching far into the distance. Discover nature at its best, with a bike tour along one of the attractive cycle routes or exploring the coastal islands on land or by sail boat. Or how about an excursion on one of the many rivers by canoe or kayak? There's something for everyone in Schleswig-Holstein, from families and couples to single travellers. Let your children discover the diversity of nature and the excitement of museums and parks – at the beach, by the sea or inland. Holidays in Schleswig-Holstein can easily be combined with a range of active pursuits. The bracing sea air, sun, sand and salt water lift the spirits as well as boosting the immune system. Coastlines, waterscapes, nature reserves and national parks shape Schleswig-Holstein's scenery.

Towns, cities and regions

Discover the land between the North Sea and the Baltic in all its many facets. Each region offers something different: the Wadden Sea World Natural Heritage and dykes define the North Sea coast, while the Baltic Coast has magnificent cliffs and white sandy beaches, with enchanting lakes set amid gently rolling hills characteristic of the inland region. The Duchy of Lauenburg, the most southerly area of Schleswig-Holstein, boasts extensive woodland and numerous lakes that offer a wide choice for nature lovers. Schleswig-Holstein's towns and cities have a distinctly maritime character, a wealth of historical buildings, great shopping and impressive cultural highlights.

Wadden Sea World Natural Heritage

Covering an area of 4,430 square kilometres from the Elbe estuary to the Danish border, the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea UNESCO World Natural Heritage and biosphere reserve is a truly remarkable landscape, large areas of which have been designated a national park, and remain in an unspoilt, natural state to this day.

© Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

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