Arriving by car

Schleswig-Holstein can be reached via the following motorways: from the north via the A7, from the east via the A20 and A24, and from the south via the A7 and A1.

For a quick and stress-free journey to your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein, get advance information on the traffic situation (in german), or while you are travelling with the ADAC Maps App (in german).

We are currently rebuilding and updating A7 for you. In the meantime, you can get further information on the A7-App (available in Google Play Store and iTunes Store) via

  • Up-to-date traffic reports on the A7 and in the city region of Hamburg
  • Information on dates and notifications on the A7 expansion
  • Up-to-date reports from the Elbe Tunnel control centre
  • Route planner for northern Germany
  • Up-to-date travel times 

With the car train (in german) to Sylt: From Niebüll you can reach the island of Sylt in only 35 minutes – quickly and comfortably with the DB car train SyltShuttle. Simply park to Sylt and back. Another way of arriving is the Sylt ferry. The ferry shuttles throughout the year up to 18 times a day between the mainland and the island of Sylt. You can book a parking space for your vehicle in advance.

You can reach the other North Frisian islands and Halligen, as well as the island of Heligoland, quite comfortably by ferry. The Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn can be reached by car via the Fehmarnsund Bridge.