Last Updated on June 25, 2022
Sights of northern Germany on the Schleswig-Holstein map. Most of the attractions of this region are related to the beaches and nature. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea have their own different characters. But there are also old towns, open-air museums, interesting technical buildings here – everything for a relaxing and interesting vacation.
Nothern Sea Coast of Lower Saxony
Everything important that you can see in the Schleswig-Holstein region – with notes and links.
- 1 – top
- 2 – very good, although not so well known
- 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
- 4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there. Of course, the grades are subjective.
Police Museum, Theater Puppet Museum, Museum Haus Hansestadt Gdańsk (interiors of the old town house), Museum in the Holsten Gate.
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2. Timmendorfer Strand, Travemünde
The popular group from several seaside resorts in the Bay of Lübeck.
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Hiking trail on the coast between Niendorf and Travemünde
Scharbeutz – Thermal pool (www.ostsee-therme.de), Parkgolf, Dünengolf.
Timmendorfer Strand – Sealife Aquarium
Niendorf – Birds park
Erlebnisdorf Karls in Warnsdorf (www.karls.de/warnsdorf.html).
Travemünde – sailing ship (passathafen.luebeck.de/passat/), old lighthouse, chirch St. Lorenz, rope park.
4. Insel Fehmarn
A fairly large popular island with many attractions: a museum ship, a submarine, an aquarium, a windmill and many beaches (www.fehmarn.de).
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5. Oldenburg, Weissenhäußerstrand
Oldenburg is not on the sea, it is an old town with a partially preserved wall.
The nearby beach town of Weissenhäußerstrand offers a tropical adventure pool, Dschungelland and football golf (www.weissenhaeuserstrand.de).
There is a donkey farm nearby (Nessendorf) and a farmers museum in Lehsahn.
Kiel: Museums by the sea – e.g. Maritime Museum, Geomar Aquarium (www.aquarium-geomar.de/), Zoological Museum, Botanical Garden, Kiel Canal lock.
All around Kiel:
Laboe – Technical Museum U-995 (boat U-995 was built in 1943), marine biological station
Schönberg – Railway Museum
two wildlife parks – Schwentinental, Gettorf (www.tierpark-gettorf.de, wildpark-schwentinental.de)
Arche Warder zoo for rare and endangered livestock breeds (www.arche-warder.de)
two climbing forests – Eckernförde, Falckensteiner Strand
Molfsee open-air museum (https://freilichtmuseum-sh.de/)
Old town. Transporter bridge (after long repairing again in service).
Boat trips in the Kiel Canal, also with the paddle steamer Freya.
Schloss vor Husum (there are many crocuses in the park in spring). Old town.
Maritime Museum. North Friesland Museum.
10. St. Peter Ordning
Nature adventure park, Robbarium (tierpark-westkuestenpark.de),
Dünen thermal bath.
Old Dutch town with gables and canals.
Old town, museum harbor.
Wadden Sea National Park Forum with Aquarium (www.multimar-wattforum.de).
Weselburen – Adventure park Erlebnishof Land und Leute
Meldorf – Meldorfer Dom (early Gothic), Schleswig-Holstein Agricultural Museum, rose garden with the collection of old roses
Seal station (seehundstation-friedrichskoog.de)
Kiel Canal, locks.
Small historic town center, Beamtenvietel.
Steinzeitpark (Stone Age Park) – an archaeological open-air museum, where a cultural landscape from the time of the first arable farmers and cattle breeders 5,000 years ago in Northern Germany was reconstructed (steinzeitpark-dithmarschen.de)
17. Kellinghusen, Bad Bramstedt
A group of small excursion destinations around the spa town of Bad Bramstedt.
Ceramic city Kellinghusen – ceramic workshops, museum, ceramic center Kellinghusen
Ellerhoop Arboretum – a park (www.norddeutsche-gartenschau.de)
Eekholt – Wildlife Park (www.wildpark-eekholt.de/)
19. Bad Segeberg
Segeberger Kalkberghöhle and the world of bats (www.noctalis.de).
Karl May play in the open-air theater on Kalkberg from late June to early September.
20. Holsteinische Schweiz
Several lakes, lake trips from Plön to Malente through five lakes and other trips.
Plön – Old Town, Plön Castle (the Fielmann Academy is located in the castle, but several rooms can be visited on a tour).
Malente – wildlife park
Eutin – Old Town, Eutin Castle (www.schloss-eutin.de/)
Bösdorf — Adventure Golf
St. Petri Cathedral (12th century) with Brüggemann altar (400 carved figures).
Holm fishermen’s quarter on an island (the fishermen’s settlement, whose houses are grouped centrally around the old cemetery with its own chapel).
Gottorf Castle with the baroque garden and the giant globe (a reconstruction, the original was in Russia and disappeared).
All around Schleswig.
Schleswig is at the end of the very long and narrow (like a fjord) Schlei bay. The region around the Schlei is a nature park.
Kropp – bison park (www.weidelandschaften.de)
Danewerk and Danevirke Museum (www.danevirkemuseum.de). The wall connected the Viking metropolis Haithabu with the village of Hollingstedt and secured the southern border of the old Danish empire
Faithfully reconstructed houses of the Vikings, Viking Museum – where there used to be the trading metropolis Haithabu (www.schloss-gottorf.de/haithabu)
Leisure Park (tolk-schau.de)
Adventure pool Damp.
Dutch mill Amanda, historical saw. The museum harbor with over 30 old traditional sailors (www.museumshafen-kappeln.de/). The only herring fence in Europe. Museum station with the steam locomotive(www.angelner-dampfeisenbahn.de).
All around Kappeln:
Arnis – Germany’s smallest town
Geltinger Birk – nature reserve, many birds (breeding area), Koniks wild horses
Castle Glücksburg (www.schloss-gluecksburg.de),
Old town. Museum shipyard and museum harbor, maritime museum with rum museum (www.schifffahrtsmuseum-flensburg.de, www.museumshafen-flensburg.de, https://museumswerft.de/). Museumsberg – art from the 13th to the 20th century (www.museumsberg-flensburg.de).
Ice Age Museum (www.flensburg.de/eiszeithaus).
Flensburg Science Center Phänomenta(www.phaenomenta-flensburg.de).
Steamship Alexandra (www.dampfer-alexandra.de).
A lot of interesting places in Denmark, e.g.
Aquadome Lalandia and Legoland in Billung,
Universe amusement park in Nordborg,
Brickyard Museum in Broadeg,
Givskud Zoo Safari Park,
The largest German North Sea island.
Not just pure nature: Adventure center for forces of nature (natural phenomena) (naturgewalten-sylt.de),
the Old Frisian House (1640), Denghoog Stone Age grave
Sylter Welle swimming pool, zoo, Aquarium.