Take a dozen lakes, rambling castle grounds and an idyllic Old Town. And there you have Plön.
Right in the heart of Holstein, Switzerland. And very close to the Great Plön lake. You are just a few steps from the centre of town with its historic buildings and small street cafés. The watchword here is to stroll around, go shopping, see and be seen. You’ll love the shady avenues and old castle gardens with their ancient trees and exotic plants. And above it all, the majestic white castle glows. Many people call it the most beautiful castle in Schleswig-Holstein. See for yourself. If you fancy, you can also paddle or pedal on Great Plön lake and along the river Schwentine. Maybe you’d prefer something more low-key and enjoy the bright sun deck on one of the pleasure boats that sail across the vast lake landscape of Holstein, Switzerland.
Take a stroll through Plön’s castle grounds and enjoy one of the most beautiful castle complexes in the state with historical buildings, shady avenues and expansive parkland.
Take a leisurely paddle across Great Plön lake, dip your feet in the water, enjoy the good food in your bulging picnic backpack. Maybe flick through a book, watch the fish busy at work or just let yourself drift a little.
The Parnaß viewing tower is an open, steel lattice tower built on a stone plinth with a viewing platform at the height of 20 metres. Enjoy an impressive view of the town of Plön with its lake, forest and meadow landscapes. It’s open every day until around 31 October, and admission is free.