When people wearing colourful swimming trunks and bikinis plunge into the North Sea and Baltic Sea, when a refreshing breeze envigorates the senses after a hot day, and an expanse of sandcastles built with loving attention to detail adorn the beaches – then it is truly summer in Schleswig-Holstein. Whether it’s water sports on the many lakes in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, summer events throughout the state or seasonal specialities – summer in the true north is a treat for body and soul.
Sun worshippers relax on the beaches of the North Sea and Baltic Sea, a cheerful bustle enlivens the promenades, people wander through nature’s green bounty between the coasts or pause for a picnic at one of the beautiful lakes that glitter in the glow of the sun. Kiters fly over the North Sea and a walk across one of the famous piers on the Baltic Sea lures people out into the fresh air. When the blue sky meets the shining sea on the horizon during the day and the most beautiful sunsets are marvelled at in the Duchy of Lauenburg towards evening; this can only mean one thing: That pure summer feeling.