Experience something new every day
Dance salsa and drink cocktails on the beach. Forget the time with a view of the sunset over the sea and enjoy Spanish treats from clay dishes on the terrace of the tapas bar. Bathe in milk and honey, just like Cleopatra, or look a blacktip reef shark in the eye. You don’t need to travel halfway around the world to experience such holiday enjoyment. The seaside resorts along the Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea coast offer much more than fish bread rolls and wicker beach chairs. At the same time, they have become the popular holiday destinations during every season.
Beach holiday, sailing and sightseeing
Music festivals, medieval markets, fireworks and lots of other events attract guests and locals in equal measure. The little ones are at the top of the list: in the family-friendly holiday region between Lübeck and Flensburg, the hosts have made children’s entertainment a matter of course. The beaches at the bathing spots might have been created especially for the small guests: the fine white sand is ideal for making sandcastles, the shallow water warms up quickly and offers a lot of space for safe fun in the water. At the natural beaches, collectors can find shells, driftwood and, if they are lucky, even ambers. Between the bathing spots on the Baltic Sea coast, cliffy areas with panorama paths arise, from where you can look far across the sea.
For those who don’t just wish to look, but also want to really get to know the Baltic Sea, have to get out onto the water – on a sailing boat, on a surf board, with stand-up paddling or on a wake board. Water sports (in german) are possible everywhere! You’ve never tried? Don’t worry! The sailing and surfing centres along the coast are attuned to beginners. In taster and introductory courses, landlubbers can hire equipment and try out how to get ahead with wind and waves.
Strolling is great fun in the towns at the Baltic Sea coast. If you take a walk through the streets and alleyways of the old Hanseatic city of Lübeck, you will discover century-old half-timbered houses, and you might catch a glimpse here or there of courtyards with blossoming gardens. In the European Hanseatic Museum, visitors can listen to cloth merchants bartering, and relive the adventure of the first Hanseatic citizens on their voyages to Novgorod.
If you like ships and maritime atmosphere, you will love the state capital of Kiel. At the Schwedenkai and Ostseekai quays, cruise liners and Scandinavian ferries are anchored in the middle of the city. On the Kiellinie, the city promenade, you can watch seals play in the outdoor pool of the aquarium and admire the striking sailing yachts in the marina.
Short and sweet, what else is there to do?
- Visit Flensburg (in german): Fish market, rum manufacturer, an historic port, merchant and captains’ houses and the nearby Glücksburg Castle.
- Experience a family day out at the Hansa Park Sierksdorf with lots of fun and adrenaline.
- And if the weather is bad? At the Sea Life Center Timmendorfer Strand, the Marine Centre Fehmarn Underwater Worlds or in the thermal baths or adventure baths (in german), time really flies.