Nature & Outdoor Activities

Schlei Estuary Nature Park

Schleswig-Holstein: natural park Schlei; natural highlight 2016 ©Ostseefjord Schlei GmbH (Henrik Matzen)

Anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet will be in their element in this naturally beautiful holiday destination in the north of Germany, thanks to its traditional villages, sprawling meadows, idyllic lakes and pleasant hiking trails.

At the northernmost nature park in Schleswig-Holstein, visitors learn to slow down the pace. As they cycle, hike or sail, they are sure to be busy marvelling at the landscape's unmistakeable charm. Hiking trails take visitors on adventures through fields, forests and meadows until they end up at pretty villages set in the Schlei region or attractions such as the Haithabu Viking Museum. Secluded swimming bays and natural beaches are perfect spots for a well-earned extended break. As far as keen hikers are concerned, the 109-kilometre North Sea-Baltic Trail is bound to be one of the highlights, whilst cyclists tend to love the Baltic Coast Cycle Route and 15 themed tours with clear signposting. Visitors can always try hopping onto a canoe or sailing boat if they want to appreciate the nature park from a new angle.

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