Sailing in Neustadt, © Oliver Franke/Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V.

Water sports

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. 

Right up in the far north, the islands of the Danish south seas and the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei await. Further south, you can sail through the Bay of Kiel, along idyllic cliffs, tranquil bays and miles of sandy beaches.

It‘s “Ready about!” at Heiligenhafen, in order to sail to Timmendorf beach and all the way to Lübeck and Travemünde.

Watersport events

Kieler Woche, © TA.SH


Kieler Woche

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Passat Travemünde, © TA.SH


Travemünder Woche

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Helgoland, © TA.SH


North Sea Week on Helgoland (in german)

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Sailing

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.

Right up in the far north, the islands of the Danish south seas and the Baltic Sea fjord of Schlei await. Further south, you can sail through the Bay of Kiel, along idyllic cliffs, tranquil bays and miles of sandy beaches.

It‘s “Ready about!” at Heiligenhafen, in order to sail to Timmendorf beach and all the way to Lübeck and Travemünde.

A very special and unique experience is a sailing trip through the world of islands and Halligen at North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The constant change of tides – of water and land – creates a unique, rich maritime landscape.

Sailors can experience this nature up close and personal: numerous sandbanks are home to seals. Seagulls accompany the white sails with every mile. But the tide calendar should be the essential companion of any skipper.

Classic tours or modern catamaran sailing – on the waves of the North Sea, every captain is guaranteed a unique sailing experience. Practised sailors can also sail out to the island of Heligoland.