Cultural landscapes shaped by the sea, historic old towns, museums and churches, castles, manor houses and parks, as well as numerous high-quality festival and concert series – Schleswig-Holstein offers diverse opportunities for cultural discovery trips.
As diverse as the region are its museums. They document the history of Schleswig-Holstein from the Neolithic Age, the Viking era and the Hanseatic age up to today, show technology and shipping history, and present the lives and works of major artists, writers and composers.
Festivals and concert series, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival , offer high calibre artists and music at unusual venues – with a special feature: you also have the opportunity to get to know unknown facets of Schleswig-Holstein.
The unique light and the expanse of natural and cultural landscapes provided inspiration for painters such as Emil Nolde and Max Liebermann. Here, composers and writers have found the peace and quiet to create world-class literature: Günter Grass, Thomas Mann and Carl Maria von Weber. Theodor Storm’s novella “The Rider on the White Horse” describes, like no other work, the lives of people at the North Sea coast in their battle against the forces of nature – and delights readers to this day. As the Queen of the Hanseatic League, Lübeck is the culturally most important city in the region: Since 1987, the historic old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover more about the region, the people and their traditions. Discover the cultural highlights of Schleswig-Holstein and explore our “Hidden Champions”: insider tips and gems.
Art, culture and culinary delights? That we can. And even in five languages: High and Low German, High and Low Danish and Frisian. Welcome to Germany’s northernmost cultural site!
Northern Germans are generally considered taciturn and reserved. And yes, there may be something to that. But if you take the time to look behind the scenes, you will discover a wealth of history, tradition, art and music.
Culture for every sense: In Schleswig-Holstein’s inland, you can hear, see, feel, taste and smell music, art, theatre, film, literature and culinary delights. Welcome to the colourful, diverse inland!
Wherever you turn, history, culture and an eventful past are ready for little journeys through time in this truly unique region. No wonder: Princes, empresses, bishops, poets and thinkers have all romped along the picturesque lakeside promenades.
Fairytale-esque (and also eerie) castles, hidden galleries and travelling theatres on the water – the cultural offerings from the Duchy of Lauenburg and Stormarn range from surprising creativity to impressive history.