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. 

Scenic highlights

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

Wattwanderer bei Husum
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The Wadden Sea Natural World Heritage Site extends along the entire North Sea coast. Schleswig-Holstein’s section of the Wadden Sea reaches from the mouth of the River Elbe up to the Danish border by the island of Sylt. 

Luftaufnahme der Schlei-Region
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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.