Castles, manor houses and churches
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.
In the footsteps of nobility
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.
Monuments of peace and spirituality
rom 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.
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.
The three-aisle Roman basilica on the Ratzeburg Dome Island was endowed by Henry the Lion.
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.
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.
Pilgrimage in Schleswig-Holstein
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.