Families and beginner water sports enthusiasts can take a trail course in one of the numerous centres. Experienced sailors and ambitious skippers can explore the sailing regions of the seas and of the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei. In Holstein, Switzerland and in the Duchy of Lauenburg, lakes and nature parks invite you to take out a canoe and tour the waters. And every year, the Kiel Week attracts the world’s largest sailing sports event, with over 3 million visitors to the state capital. 

Off to the water!

Steg an der Kiellinie
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A white sail flaps in the wind, crystal-clear blue water washes around the wooden bow … This image is not just a reality in the Caribbean but also comes to life in one of Europe’s most beautiful yachting areas.

Luftaufnahme von Kanu im See
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It doesn’t always have to be the sea. There are some areas between the North Sea and the Baltic offering variety in abundance that entice visitors to embark on excursions on the water for a day or longer.

Kitesurfing and windsurfing
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Have you always wanted to experience the element of water and the power of the sea up close and personal?

Stand-Up-Paddling
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Whether on the North Sea or Baltic Sea coast or on lakes and rivers – you can indulge in stand-up paddling throughout Schleswig-Holstein.