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Schleswig-Holstein offers the ideal conditions for a fun-filled holiday at or on the water: sailing, surfing, canoeing, diving, SUP – it is all possible here.

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. 


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

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