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Gar­dens, churches and man­or houses

Relaxation in the countryside

Schleswig-Holstein is famous for its gardens: whether typical cottage gardens, baroque gardens, landscape gardens, artistic gardens and theme gardens or nurseries – these green paradises are popular excursion destinations, serving as inspiration to holidaymakers and locals in equal measure. Enjoy these “green treasures” with all five senses, on a walk, at a concert or over a coffee in one of the cosy garden cafés. And relax on Schleswig-Holstein’s garden routes: more inspiration to follow shortly.

Our garden high­lights

In the footsteps of nobility

Whether it’s a moated castle or a mansion – the majestic residences and estates are rich in historical treasures and artworks. Magnificent rooms with elegant curtains reveal the lives of counts, dukes and barons. Here you can find out more about the “fashions and trends” of earlier times. Breathe in the refined air in the magnificent buildings – on a tour of the castle, on a coach ride or at a classical concert. Even to “sleep like a king” doesn’t have to be a distant dream. Some of the country estates and farms offer holiday apartments and guest rooms. The surrounding countryside and baroque gardens tempt you to take walks and relax.

Castles and man­or es­tates

Monuments of peace and spirituality

From Flensburg to Lauenburg, from Husum to Fehmarn – all over Schleswig-Holstein, our churches invite you to discover cultural treasures or find some peace and quiet. As places of contemplation and cultural history, monasteries, cathedrals and churches represent important staging posts for pilgrims and holidaymakers. Their architecture tells the stories of past epochs; their furnishings bear witness to deeply held faith but also citizens’ wealth. But this may also be the very place where you experience your very own thrilling moment: at a concert rehearsal which you happen to catch during a visit. or on a night tour during which you discover unknown rooms.

Churches, mon­as­ter­ies and domes

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St. Petri Dome in Schleswig

The Schleswig Dome is one of the major architectural monuments in Schleswig-Holstein. Its architecture reflects the building styles of Romanticism to the 19th century. The ideal ambience for reflection and illuminated concerts.

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St. Jacobi in Lübeck

Right in the middle of the World Heritage site – at the Koberg – lies the pilgrims’ church St. Jacobi. Worth seeing are the church interior, which remained intact during the Second World War, and the Pamir Memorial.

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St. Marien in Husum

It was built around 1830 according to plans of Danish architect Christian Frederik Hansen. Simple and linear – this is the church interior of St. Marien: It is considered the major work of Classicism in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Museum quarter St. Annen

The museum quarter St. Annen in Lübeck includes the St. Annen art gallery and the St. Annen museum. Impressive: In the historic cloister architecture of 1515, the medieval art collection is shown in gothic vaults.

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Cismar Monastery

The former Benedictine monastery is now a meeting place and cultural centre: Discover the monastery church with its famous altar, enjoy a cup of coffee in the monastery café, or let yourself be inspired by an art exhibition.

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Ratzeburg Dome

The three-aisle Roman basilica on the Ratzeburg Dome Island was endowed by Henry the Lion.

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St. Nicolai in Mölln

Mölln was once considered the “little sister” of Lübeck. The interior of the Church of St. Nicholas reflects this relationship to the Hanseatic city and the wealth of the Mölln citizens.

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Did you know that …

Schleswig-Holstein offers you the ideal conditions for a pilgrimage? You can find beautiful natural countryside and cultural landscapes between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Here you can experience peace and quiet, find yourself and recharge your batteries. Three pilgrimage routes lead from Scandinavia and the Baltics through the State along old trading routes such as the Ox Trail or the Old Salt Road: Via Jutlandica, Via Baltica and Via Scandinavica. But it’s also possible to get out for a while and gain some perspective away from the familiar pilgrim routes. On the Eiderstedt peninsula, the parish of Oldenswort offers pilgrimage tours taking from a single day to several days.