Along the Baltic coast, you will find lots of Scandinavian-inspired holiday homes. Amble along the promenade in Scharbeutz, get deep in Grömitz with a diving gondola in the Baltic Sea and visit the cities of Kiel and Flensburg. If you're planning to attend Kiel Week, the holiday homes at Wendtorf Marina are perfect. Experience the Nordic lifestyle – the people in Schleswig-Holstein are said to be the happiest in Germany. That must be down to the fresh sea breeze.
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Schleswig-Holstein's North Sea coast offers an impressive natural landscape in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea national park. From the mouth of the elbe in the south to the Danish border in the north, these are the largest mudflats in the world. There are four islands in the Wadden Sea and around ten small Halligen islands. On the islands of Sylt, Amrum, Föhr and Pellworm you can find cosy holiday apartments and holiday homes where you can make yourself comfortable. Go mudflat walking, ideally with a tour guide, and walk across the tideland to one of the Halligen islands. Enjoy a traditional "Pharisäer" – coffee with rum.
Sankt Peter-Ording on the Eiderstedt peninsula boasts the longest beach in Germany, with a twelve kilometre-long and as much as two kilometer-wide beach. Run across the long bridge to the beach and take a look at the natural salt marshes on the coast. The beach's landmarks include pile houses, which are home to cafés, among other things. Kite surfers, surfers and other water sports enthusiasts will find the conditions perfect for their sport of choice. Have you ever tried land sailing or driving a kite buggy? On the beach at Sankt Peter, you have the chance to do just that. And families can look forward to mini golf courses at the beach promenade and a wave pool. On the Eiderstedt peninsula, you will find lots of comfortable holiday homes and holiday apartments. Rent a bike and discover the North Sea coast from your holiday home.
Schleswig-Holstein's Baltic coast also offers beautiful beaches, such as Schönberg Beach near Kiel or Timmendorf Beach near Lubeck. On the cycle path between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, you can traverse the state along the Kiel Canal. You can observe the ships that pass you by as you cycle along the canal. On the Baltic coast, there are several firths and bays, such as Flensburg Firth near the town of Flensburg. Here you have the unique opportunity to watch porpoises. Visit Glücksburg moated castle with its impressive castle grounds and rose garden.
Kiel Week in the city of Kiel attracts over three million tourists every year. A variety of sailing boats arrive here to take part in a traditional regatta. Take a tour on one of the tall ships and watch the sailing competition from out in the Bay of Kiel. In addition, more than 300 bands play across 16 stages. Enjoy the international market and try specialities form various countries. On the last Sunday in June, Kiel Week is traditionally concluded with a fireworks display. Kiel's Holstenstraße has pride of place as the oldest pedestrian zone in Germany. Visit the old Old Botanical Gardens with their sequoia trees. Both in Kiel and in Flensburg, you can find affordable and cosy holiday homes that will turn your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein into something very special.
Between Kiel and Lubeck, you will fine the Holstein Switzerland natural park, complete with lakes and hills. You can take great canoe trips on the lakes and try out other sports. Hikers will enjoy the nature park trail that connects the five nature parks Schleswig-Holstein's Baltic coast with one another. The flat landscape makes it particularly suitable for families with children as well. Nearby Lubeck is known for its UNESCO World Heritage protected old town, and the famous Holstentor gate. Enjoy the atmosphere in this old Hanseatic city and take a trip to Lauenburg Lakes nature park to see the many lakes and forests. From the tower of St Peter's church, you can get a great view of the city.
Each year, the Karl-May festival attracts countless visitors to the town of Bad Segeberg. Experience the adventure of Old Shatterhand and Winnetou live and look forward to the re-enactments of children from your childhood. You can find a perfect holiday home or holiday apartment anywhere in Schleswig-Holstein. Use your holiday home as a base for checking out the sights in the area. Heavy metal fans will get their money's worth at Wacken Open Air near Itzehoe. Don't forget to book your holiday home nearby soon.
Whether a family holiday, beach holiday or cycle trip: In Schleswig-Holsten, anyone can get their money's worth. Book your holiday home now and enjoy your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein.
We have collected some of the most frequent questions from our guests.
There are around 1000+ DanCenter houses in Schleswig-Holstein.
Sylt, Amrum, Föhr and Pellworm Islands, Sankt Peter-Ording, Glücksburg moated castle and Sankt Peter beach are some places that you must visit in Schleswig-Holstein.
Some of the must-try activities in Schleswig-Holstein are:
Taking a walk across the mudflats and tidelands
Travellers from the UK can reach Hamburg, Germany by air, rail, ferry or motor vehicles. From there, Schleswig-Holstein is a short train ride away.
Pharisäer (coffee with rum), Kieler Sprotte (smoked fish), Schnüüsch (vegetable stew), Mehlbüdel (bread pudding), Rote Grütze (ice cream with berry compote) are some of the recommended dishes in Schleswig-Holstein.
The best time to visit Schleswig-Holstein is from May to October.