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.
- 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.
✈️ – airport
🚄 – Connection to long-distance rail services: ICE stop
🚂 – long-distance rail connection: IC/EC stop🚌 – important remote bus stop
🚗 – good highway connection