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Travelling responsibly in Schleswig-Holstein

Two coastlines that could not be more different and between them, the green woods and blue lakes of the interior. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea is our home, the fresh air our source of strength and the sea the place where we can forget our everyday worries. We would like to preserve this beauty and diversity of the true North and pass it on to the next generation as well as our guests. It is our duty, therefore, to act sustainably. There is still a long road ahead of Schleswig-Holstein until we reach a sustainable destination. It’s not always easy to change things. But it’s a matter of trying. So: Let’s try!

Come along and be in­spired!

Fancy some en­vir­on­ment­ally-friendly ac­com­mod­a­tion or a trip to a sus­tain­able, re­gion­al res­taur­ant? These com­pan­ies are set­ting an ex­ample and fly­ing the flag for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

Arche Warder


A sustainable life in harmony with nature, animals and mankind – that is possible. In the Arche Warder Animal Park in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, the emphasis is on keeping animals in ways appropriate to their species. These rare pet and farm animal breeds are suitable for interacting with people.

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ODINS Haithabu


Directly in the vicinity of the World Heritage sites of Haithabu and Danewerk as well as the Viking town of Schleswig, classical cuisine is being preserved, doing without industrial ready-made products and flavour enhancers. The Nordic cuisine in ODINS brings the taste of the region to life, impressing with its unmistakable freshness and gourmet experience.

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Janbeck*s FAIRhaus


Janbeck*s FAIRhaus is the first, climate-positive hotel in Schleswig-Holstein and is situated on an idyllic farm near the Baltic Sea and Geltinger Birk. Sustainability here goes without saying and is a labour of love. For example, resources are saved and cycles established in this location.

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Paulsen's Landhotel & Restaurant


The hotel and restaurant, Paulsen’s Landhotel, is close to the famous town of Husum. From here, guests can enjoy lengthy walks and cycling tours in the direct vicinity of the World Heritage site of the Wadden Sea. A convivial atmosphere pervades the hotel. This family hotel is not only generous and warm-hearted towards its guests but also its employees.

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Music and Congress Centre Lübeck


The Music and Congress Centre (MuK) in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck is a congress centre, concert hall, town hall and exhibition centre all rolled into one. Every year, 300 events are held in this location with guests from near and far. Sustainability and environmental protection play a major role in Schleswig-Holstein’s largest event centre.

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Kiel Week


As the largest sailing event in the world and largest summer festival in Northern Europe, Kiel Week is an event with international appeal. Every year, the state capital welcomes around three million guests from home and abroad. Kiel Week has set itself the goal of making this popular event more environmentally-friendly and has therefore been taking targeted steps to achieve it for some years.

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Föhr


The North Sea island of Föhr lies in the heart of the World Heritage site of the Wadden Sea. Due to its white sandy beaches stretching for kilometres, the green countryside and mild climate, the island is also lovingly referred to as the “Frisian Caribbean”. To protect the island, various initiatives have been launched which help guests to enjoy a sustainable holiday and preserve the island’s habitat to the greatest degree possible.

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Baltic Sea lodges "Glück in Sicht"


In the cosy, excellently equipped Baltic Sea lodges “Glück in Sicht”, you can enjoy a quiet stay on Glücksburg’s Baltic Sea coast. The lodges are situated in the middle of a large area of natural countryside and just a few steps from the natural beach. Enjoy a quiet break and a view of the blue sea through your huge panoramic windows.

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Tips for a sus­tain­able hol­i­day

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Explore Schleswig-Holstein sustainably! Travel in comfort with local transport company NAH.SH through the true North and protect the environment in the process. Are you more the sporting type who prefers to get closer to nature to viewing the beautiful countryside through the window of a train? In that case, jump on your bike and discover the most wonderful cycle routes. Enjoy the fresh air on the North Sea and the wind in your face as you ride along the lakes in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein or admire the impressive cliffs on the Baltic Sea. Our cycle map “Long-distance Cycle Routes in Schleswig-Holstein” will show you the way.

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Experience things in harmony with nature and the countryside. Get close to nature and create amazing holiday memories with very little effort. Put on your hiking boots and explore the true North on foot. Alternatively, you can discover the countryside of the true North by bike and a fair tailwind and visit Schleswig-Holstein’s nature parks on two wheels. Whether you visit the nature park of Holsteinische Schweiz, Schlei or Aukrug – the sparkling lake landscapes will tempt you to linger. If you would like to discover the beauty of the true North from the water, our canoeing regions offer you the best opportunities to get close to the river landscapes.

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Part of a relaxing holiday is also to spoil yourself when it comes to food. Visit our North German inns or snug farmyard cafés. One thing you will be offered here above all else: regional fare. The meat, cheese and eggs will usually be from the immediate vicinity. The tasty cakes are freshly baked for you. You can buy regional delicacies with a good conscience in our farm shops in order to taste the region even when you get home.

You will find further sustainable offers from FEINHEIMISCH Genuss aus Schleswig-Holstein (in German). The members of this association stand for fresh, high-quality food from Schleswig-Holstein with no additives, and they promote a conscious approach to food.