Holidays at the Baltic Sea – that means: The beach is right next door, the water is close and the boats rock on gentle waves. This has several advantages. If you like to take a dip in the sea first thing in the morning, you don’t have to walk for miles. Those who love walks along the water can walk along the waterline to the next village. And those who want to try out stand-up paddle boarding, surfing or diving will find appropriate trial and beginner offers directly on the beach from Flensburg to Lübeck. The Baltic Sea scores top marks for all activities with its shallow water, moderate wind and gentle waves.

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And when the sun hides behind the clouds? Then it’s off to get a hot coffee and watch the sailing boats cruising up and down in the bays and the container ships on their way into the Kiel Canal from far away. The proximity to the Baltic Sea also permeates the atmosphere in the harbour towns along the coast: On the beach at Laboe, for example, there is the Naval Memorial, one of the landmarks of the state capital Kiel. Scandinavian ferries and cruisers moor here at the quay, virtually in the middle of the city.

Hafen von Kiel
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Lübeck’s old town is a paradise for shopping fans: Shops offering handmade, unusual goods of all kinds have settled in the small alleys of the old Hanseatic city. The historic harbour, the fish market and the rum factory are the main attractions of the small fjord town of Flensburg, which is (still) something of an insider’s tip among the Baltic Sea towns.

Oluf-Samson-Gang in Flensburg
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