Hol­i­day worlds

Stroll barefoot across the bottom of the sea and daydream about the clouds on the sun-warmed beach.

If you let yourself go with the rhythm of the tides in Schleswig-Holstein, you will quickly escape your daily routine. In Germany’s most northern federal state, holidaymakers have the choice between two coasts – that’s only possible in Schleswig-Holstein.

The islands and Halligen of the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site Wadden Sea at the North Sea help you decelerate, in the nature parks and the lakes in Schleswig-Holstein, you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Is­lands, beaches, nature re­serves and vi­brant cit­ies

Islands of Schleswig-Holstein

From Amrum to Sylt, the North Sea islands invite you to experience the Wadden Sea up close. On Fehmarn, the only Baltic Sea island in Schleswig-Holstein, families and water sports fans can enjoy a relaxing holiday.

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Mussels, the call of seagulls and water as far as the eye can see

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Cities of Schleswig-Holstein

Wind strength 6: strong wind in Schleswig-Holstein’s towns. It blows through the streets when you’re shopping, gusts over the historical ports, plays with the boat sails, messes up your hair and luckily also blows your cobwebs away.

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 © TA.SH/Pepe Lange© TA.SH/Pepe Lange

Lakes, Parks and Conservation areas

In the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, you can experience nature in its true form. Hike through narrow paths or vast hilly landscapes, cycle past lakes and through forests, and picnic at the side of the road – in Schleswig-Holstein, six nature parks invite you on a discovery tour and a time out in nature.

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