Popular Accommodations in Schleswig-Holstein
- 1,125 coastal kilometres of the Baltic Sea and North Sea
- Paradise beaches
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea
- Family and Leisure Park Hansa Park
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town Lübeck
- Glücksburg Castle
- 13 long-distance cycle routes
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Vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein
Flat land, romantic fjords and the breathtaking coasts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea invite you to spend unforgettable holidays in the far north of Germany. Schleswig-Holstein covers 1,125 coastal kilometres between white beaches, the mud flats, islands and Halligen. The coastal resorts are ideal for relaxing days in nature, a family beach holiday or cultural discovery tours. Right on the wide seashore you can rent a holiday apartment in Timmendorfer Strand or Grömitz in Lübeck Bay. A vacation rental on the island of Fehmarn is just as attractive. Enjoy untouched nature on the endless Wadden Sea in the west of Schleswig-Holstein. Here you can stay on the islands Amrum, Föhr or Sylt or live in the surroundings of St. Peter-Ording.Between cultural monuments and traditional ports
Also the inland as well as the port cities of the region offer you varied days. You will get to know the history of the Hanseatic cities, see gigantic cruise ships, visit museums and taste culinary delicacies. In Lübeck you can rent an apartment in the winding old town, which belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. Kiel is a maritime spectacle especially during the Kieler Woche and in Husum you follow in the footsteps of the writer Theodor Storm.
Vacation in Schleswig-Holstein
Location and orientation
In the extreme northwest of the republic extends the second smallest federal state. Schleswig-Holstein runs between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, borders Denmark to the north, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to the east and Hamburg and Lower Saxony to the south. The majority of the 2.88 million inhabitants live in the state capital Kiel, in Lübeck, Flensburg and Neumünster.Multifaceted landscapes
Schleswig-Holstein captivates by its fascinating landscape forms. The horizon touches the seabed in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. The cliffs and dream beaches at the clear Baltic Sea appear idyllic. Inland you will find moors, deep forests, rivers, fruit and vegetable plantations. The Duchy of Lauenburg also presents numerous nature reserves and 40 pristine lakes.
Travelers and Activities
Whether sunshine or rain, the holiday region Schleswig-Holstein does not let boredom arise. Animal and leisure parks, child-friendly museums and family-friendly beaches ensure a varied leisure programme. The Hansa Park, the northernmost family park in Sierksdorf, is a fast moving attraction with roller coasters, boat swings and water rides. Animalistically it goes however on the donkey and land play yard Nessendorf, the Sealife Timmendorfer beach, the west coast park and Robbarium St. Peter Ording or the game park Eekholt too. The youngest children can also playfully embark on a historical voyage of discovery on the Karoline Museum Railway in Geesthacht, explore the Haithabu Viking Museum in Busdorf or the European Trade Museum in Lübeck. Leisure facilities such as the Grömitzer Welle, the climbing park in the Sachsenwald or the Fun Center Husum round off the exciting family holiday perfectly.On the saddle through marsh and lake landscapes
The plain of the north is a paradise for cyclists and also children and seniors can easily ride the low gradient routes. With a fresh sea breeze you cycle through fairytale forests, pass apple orchards in the Alte Land, meet country inns and discover dreamy lakes. Depending on your preference, you can conquer one of the 13 long-distance cycle paths or explore a wide variety of regional cycle paths. The Ox Trail, the Old Salt Road, the Viking Friesian Trail and the Iron Curtain Trail are some of the challenging cultural routes.
Schleswig-Holstein, with its five legally recognised languages High German, Low German, Danish including South Jutland, North Frisian and Romanes, is the region within the German-speaking area with the most languages.
Top 5 travel tips
Located directly on the Schlei, numerous comfortably furnished holiday apartments in Kappeln warmly invite you. The small town is perhaps better known by many as "Deekelsen", the name it bears in the television series "The Country Doctor". In the middle of a gentle hilly landscape lies the tranquil little village near the Baltic Sea, directly on the Schlei. Fans of the series will surely recognize one or the other location.2. Discover theme cycle paths in Handewitt.
2 The village of Handewitt is also highly recommended. Still an insider tip among cyclists, northern Schleswig-Holstein is always worth a visit as a holiday region. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there are well-maintained and well-signposted cycle paths, as well as various themed and circular trails waiting to be discovered by you. Numerous cosy holiday apartments in Handewitt offer you the ideal starting point to explore the region and its idyllic hiking and walking trails, as well as the Schäferhaus and the Handewitter Forst.3. Visit the old castle Glücksburg.
The small town of Glücksburg has a lot to offer in addition to the castle of Glücksburg. Built towards the end of the 16th century, it is today one of the most important castles in Northern Europe. The crowned heads of Europe once resided and married here. Today the castle offers its visitors cultural-historical treasures and an impressive backdrop.4. Numerous activities in the Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park.
The Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park and the Schaalsee region are a paradise for canoeists and cyclists! Numerous lakes and a wonderful nature with many large forest areas await you here numerous great spots to stay.5. Splashing in the Baltic Sea.
If you are in Schleswig-Holstein, a trip to the Baltic Sea is also worthwhile! It stretches along the coast for more than 384 kilometres and invites you to take a dip, especially on hot summer days. A trip to the Baltic Sea is also ideal for friends of water sports!