About Schleswig-Holstein

The northernmost federal state of Germany is something special in several respects - it is the only one situated both at the North Sea and at the Baltic Sea and the only state in which 3 languages are spoken: German, Danish and Frisian. The federal state, which is well known for its islands (especially the regularly flooded Halligen), its lighthouses and its natural beauty, is also sparsely populated - so the natural beauty of Schleswig-Holstein stands on its own.

Landscape and Climate:

Wadden sea and dikes on the left, cliffs and white sandy beaches on the right, in between gentle hills and idyllic lakes - Schleswig-Holstein has everything but mountains! The good air, the view and the fresh wind are climatically accompanied by moderate temperatures and above-average rainfall, both in the maritime climate in the coastal areas and in the humid continental climate in the interior of the country.

Important Cities:

  • The state capital Kiel, which is also Schleswig-Holstein's largest city, combines maritime flair with urban amenities.
  • Close to the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site, Husum is a cosy harbour town with an impressive cultural programme.
  • Lübeck, on the other hand, enchants with deep historical insights into the winding alleys of the old town, with the famous Holsten Gate and the best marzipan in the world.

 

  Husum

 

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   Kiel

 

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  Lübeck

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  Sankt Peter-Ording

 

 

 

 

  Wacken

 

 

 

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  Westerland (Sylt)

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✈️ – airport

🚄 – Connection to long-distance rail services: ICE stop

🚂 – long-distance rail connection: IC/EC stop

🚌 – important remote bus stop

🚗 – good highway connection

mit dem Zug

If you want to take the ICE to Schleswig-Holstein, you can't get past Hamburg, from here there is an ICE connection via Neumünster to Kiel and one to Lübeck. If you add the IC and EC routes, Westerland (via Husum), Puttgarden (via Lübeck and Oldenburg) and Flensburg are also part of the fun.

mit dem Fernbus

Flensburg, Kiel, and Lübeck are the most important contact points for long-distance bus connections across Germany - different providers will take you there from Berlin. For example, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich and Hanover to the north. Also through Bad Segeberg, Schleswig and Neumünster have more than one long-distance bus connection.

mit dem Flugzeug

You are looking in vain for an international airport in Schleswig-Holstein, but with Lübeck and Westerland Sylt you can reach the northernmost federal state via at least 2 regional airports.

mit der Mitfahrgelegenheit

Experience has shown that car rides are mainly offered in the big cities - now the question remains as to how well Schleswig-Holstein's road network is developed. With motorways between Hamburg and Flensburg, Hamburg and Kiel as well as Hamburg and Lübeck, these routes can be covered in a short period of time, and between the major cities of Schleswig-Holstein the connections are also good, but in some cases not optimal.