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.
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