Holiday at the North Sea
Wadden Sea, islands and lots of beaches – that’s the North Sea! It is not for nothing that the North Sea is one of the most popular nature travel destinations in Germany .
But where should you travel to? We are happy to help and give you a brief overview of our favorite travel destinations on the North Sea .
North Sea islands
Surrounded by the sea
According to Petwithsupplies, the North Frisian islands lie off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, some of which – Amrum and Pellworm , for example – are really great holiday islands.
Something else special in the North Sea are the Halligen – these are islands that are sometimes completely flooded at high tide.
Steep coast and oasis of calm
Helgoland is located in the middle of the North Sea and is 60km away from the mainland. Here you can quickly forget your everyday life.
And the island is really beautiful too. On Heligoland you will find dramatic cliffs and colorful holiday homes.
The largest North Frisian island
Sylt is also known as the island of the rich and beautiful , because the prices here are not exactly cheap.
Sylt also has so many beautiful places, landscapes and especially five beautiful lighthouses to offer.
The island is only connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm – you can only cross this by train or car train.
the Frisian Caribbean
Foehr is located in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea , which is the largest national park in Germany.
There are so many activities on offer on the island, making Föhr a great holiday destination for active holidaymakers and families.
Low tide, high tide and Wadden Sea
The resort of St. Peter-Ording is also located on the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein , some say just SPO .
Here you will find what feels like an endless sandy beach and great dune landscapes – incredibly beautiful!
Incidentally, St. Peter Ording is the only seaside resort in Schleswig-Holstein with its own sulfur brine spring. That is why the place is also known as a North Sea spa and sulfur bath.
Holiday at the Baltic Sea
What is special about Schleswig-Holstein? You don’t have to decide, you can simply visit both coasts: North Sea and Baltic Sea!
When it comes to the question of which coast is more beautiful, opinions differ. We find both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea beautiful.
Therefore, here are our recommendations for the most beautiful places and on the Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea coast.
Baltic Sea islands
Holiday feeling by the sea
There are eight beautiful islands on the Baltic Sea coast, which are perfect for a short holiday by the sea , because one island is more beautiful than the other.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for peace and quiet, active sports or a family holiday – there’s something for everyone here .
Germany’s sunny island
The holiday island of Fehmarn is perfect for a summer holiday. Why especially Fehmarn? Because it is known for being the sunniest region in Germany. So pack your sun protection and off to Fehmarn!
You can reach the island via the Fehmarn Sound Bridge , which is also a well-known landmark of the island.
Baltic Sea vacation here we come!
Timmendorfer Strand is a popular holiday destination on the Baltic Sea . If you are looking for a beach holiday, this is the place for you.
The sea is mostly calm and is also great for families with small children.
While you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the neighboring towns of Niendorf or Hemmelsdorf , there is always something going on in Timmendorfer Strand .
Port city & Baltic Sea resort
Eckernförde also offers miles of sandy beaches and a sweet town center . In addition to the beautiful harbor you can go shopping in the shopping streets.
Incidentally, on the beaches in front of Eckernförde you can also spend the night directly on the beach , in so-called beach sleeping baskets, in which you have the sea right in front of you when you wake up.
Cities in Schleswig Holstein
Hanseatic city just before the Baltic Sea
In the northernmost state of Germany there are not only long coasts, but also cool cities to discover.
In Lübeck there is, among other things, the well-known Holstentor, which was built in the brick Gothic style and is one of the most famous buildings in Germany.
Eldorado for water sports activities
In Kiel there are countless offers for sailing, kite surfing and stand-up paddling.
The city is particularly well-known for the Kieler Woche – the largest sailing event in the world.
If you like it a little more relaxed, you can also take a leisurely look at Kiel on a harbor tour .
Moin, Moin in the north
With Flensburg there will be no discussion in which direction of Germany the city is located. It’s definitely the far north.
Flensburg is so north that you can almost walk to Denmark from here .
Flensburg’s proximity to its Danish neighbors is also noticeable – the charming buildings in the old town definitely have Scandinavian flair.
The most beautiful sights in Schleswig-Holstein
Rendsburg railway bridge
High above the Kiel Canal
It is considered one of the most special traffic junctions in the world, because trains, ships and the transporter bridge cross at the high bridge.
The transporter bridge hangs on the bridge and connects the two banks of the Kiel Canal .
And because the bridge also looks really cool, it is a popular excursion destination in Schleswig-Holstein.
Majesty just before Denmark
The castle is located on the fjords of the town of Glücksburg, which is the northernmost town in Germany .
Glücksburg Castle is a symbol of the city and is surrounded by water.
The moated castle was built in the Renaissance style and houses a museum open to visitors.
Submarine 995 in Laboe
History of Underwater
The submarine 995 was used as a warship in World War II and is now a museum ship in Laboe.
A visit to the submarine will give you an authentic impression of the conditions on board during the war and the suffering the soldiers had to endure.
The museum is not for the faint-hearted – because here you quickly get an oppressive feeling. But it’s just super interesting !