The first rays of sunshine of this year make their way through the fluffy clouds that quickly pass by in the sky and warm your face. Early summer temperatures attract people from near and far to the beaches and promenades of our holiday resorts. The first round of hot drinks is enjoyed in the fresh air in the warming spring sun, while the birds make their rounds above the glittering sea. The colourful beach chairs now also adorn the beaches of the coastal resorts in rows again.

The new season starts with Easter, Whitsun and spring festivals, as well as other events on the North Sea and Baltic Sea and in the land between the region’s two coasts. But it is not only the holiday resorts that come to life and set their minds to preparing for the coming season – nature is also coming out of its winter sleep. Spring arrives in the country

A time of blossom in Germany’s true north

In many places, the rapeseed blossoms in spring and bathes the landscape in a bright yellow sea. Whether it’s a walk along the many hiking trails or a bicycle tour – experiencing this natural spectacle is a must. Spring not only brings out the sun’s rays, but also rising water temperatures. The weather is perfect for long discovery tours through the idyllic landscapes away from the coasts. The small colourful details that nature has in store in spring enchant the soul and invite you to relax.

Experience spring

Radfahrer fahren entlang eines Sees
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Zwei Wanderinnen in Stormarn
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Luftaufnahme vom Naturpark Lauenburgische Seen
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Grachten und Giebelhäuser in Friedrichstadt
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Gedeckter Tisch im Garten
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The first warm rays of sunshine

Strandkörbe am Strand von Sylt
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As soon as spring arrives at the North Sea, the dykes glow a fresh, lush green. Hundreds of sheep cavort on the dykes and enjoy the warming rays of the sun. The tops of the dykes are a wonderful place to laze in the sun while looking out over the expansive sea. The Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park is a special highlight at this time. Guided mudflat walks will reveal a whole new world to you. Marvel at fascinating animal and plant biospheres, and experience the diversity and uniqueness of the North Sea coast. Spring at the North Sea is something you have to experience.

Promenade auf Fehmarn
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Spring is awakening in colourful hues on the Baltic Sea. Colourful beach chairs, lined up in rows, transform the beaches into a picture-postcard scene. Visitors from near and far stroll along the promenades and fill the coast with life. The cosy restaurants and cafés along the way are also awakening from their winter sleep, and invite you to enjoy a delicious hot drink with a view of the sea with their comfortable seating. Many towns around the Baltic Sea have spring or weekly markets where you can get hold of fresh fruit and vegetables from the region. You have to experience spring at the Baltic Sea.

Arboretum Ellerhoop im Frühling
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When the sun’s rays get warmer, nature between the coasts comes to life. A fresh wave of green now adorns the bushes and shrubs, and the first early bloomers are making themselves seen outdoors. The early summer temperatures also lure wildlife out of hiding. The birds chirp from the trees and fill nature with the special sound of spring. Even if it is still too cold for swimming, the lakes and rivers in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein invite you to explore remote natural paradises by canoe or kayak. You have to experience the spring between the coasts.