On your tour from west to east, in addition to historic testimonials of the lives of the Vikings and Frisians, there is also a variety of typical “Schleswig-Holstein” life to discover. The route begins on the Ederstedt peninsula with white beaches and the lighthouse of Westerhever. Enjoy the romantic harbour atmosphere in Tönning, where you can marvel at a genuine sperm whale skeleton at the Multimar Wattforum. After this, you can discover the Dutch town of Friedrichstadt. The route continues through Schleswig-Holstein’s largest river landscape – the lowlands of Eider, Treene und Sorge. Here, the stork village of Bergenhusen is located, where you can find out everything about the birds, and watch the stork pairs during the breeding season every year. Northern Europe’s largest ground monument can found in Dannewerk. The region around Schleswig is closely linked to the history of the Vikings, who had their major trading centre in Haithabu at Haddebyer Noor. Today, history comes to life in the museum of the same name. The route section that follows leads you through the beautiful Schlei region, whose landscape was formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. The many small Schlei villages have a very special charm. The braided herring fences in the Kappeln harbour are unique in Europe. From the neighbouring fishing village of Maasholm, the open Baltic Sea is only a stone’s throw away.