In Schleswig-Holstein, away from the coasts, the inland, the Duchy of Lauenburg and Stormarn and the Holsteinische Schweiz invite you to relax, albeit actively. Here, nature is the real treasure. Unique natural paradises defined by moorland and heathland, lakes and rivers, forests and meadows, are waiting to be discovered. The wide pastures, moors, small valleys, pumping stations and locks can be experienced in many ways. Whether for cycling and hiking tours, trips with the canoe, sailing boat or excursion boat – being out and about in nature here, that’s what recreation truly means. The idyllic landscape of the inland regions between the coasts is still considered an insider tip for nature fans and relaxation seekers. Also, culinary delights are served up here: many cosy courtyard farm cafés and shops offer delicacies made in-house – a place to pause and enjoy, for the road, or as a souvenir from your holiday.
Schleswig-Holstein is the land between the seas. The North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts characterise the northernmost federal state more than anything else. But if you dare to take a look at the green land behind the dikes, you will be rewarded with long-established cultural landscapes and wilderness, art and music, history, crafts and culinary delights.
There are some areas between the North Sea and the Baltic offering variety in abundance that entice visitors to embark on excursions on the water for a day or longer.