Wind force 5, fresh breeze on the Baltic coast. The wind is picking up, with waves and clouds. Blows inland through farm gardens, over lakes, forests, old thatched houses. And it brings something else: unbounded relaxation.
The Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea coast is full of contrasts. On the one hand, the waves that sometimes wash over the flat sandy beaches, and sometimes crash against the cliffs of the steep coast. Beach chairs lined up in rows, salt water on the skin, looking at ships, World Fish Sandwich Day, a pure maritime experience. On the other side, just a few moments further: Hilly landscapes, idyllic lakes, enchanting woods, cosy farm cafés, the “Holsteinische Schweiz”. A greater contrast is simply not possible.
Typical for the Baltic Sea region is a mild climate, moderate wind and gentle waves. Therefore, the coast is ideal for cyclists, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. In the large and small harbour towns along the coast, there is a colourful, maritime hustle and bustle with lots of art and culture, as well as cosy retreats full of idyllic experiences.
Highlights are indeed a dime a dozen on the Baltic Sea coast, but strictly speaking, you can’t do without fish sandwiches. A fish sandwich is actually always a good fit, be it as a snack in between, every day and at any time of day.
When you get off the train in Schleswig-Holstein, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The air is fresh and usually slightly cool, there is always a gentle breeze that clears the mind and releases hidden energies.
The Baltic Sea is so beautiful that you’ll wonder after your holiday: What will I actually do when there is no water around? There is a clear answer to this: come back, arrive, recover.
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.