Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Things to do - general

With coasts on both the Baltic and the North Sea, Schleswig-Holstein is home to Germany’s most elite summer retreats. A peninsula characterized by long sandy beaches, candy-striped lighthouses and fjords carved out by glaciers, but with little urban development, the peace and serenity here makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers and wellness enthusiasts.

Bordering Denmark to the north, there’s more than a little Scandinavian influence here, evident in the dialects and culinary traditions, with excellent seafood to be found.

Away from the coast the landscape is mostly miles of flat, green farmland, dotted with marshes and lakes, ideal for gentle bike rides; cycling alongside the busy Kiel Canal is always popular activity and the historic town of Lübeck with its magnificently preserved Hanseatic League headquarters, is a top cultural attraction.

Country Germany
Languages spokenGerman
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)15,763.18
Beach Motel Heiligenhafen

Beach Motel Heiligenhafen

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Beach Motel Heiligenhafen is a fashionable and family friendly beach resort in Northern Germany.    

Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa

Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa is a family-friendly luxury resort on the Baltic Sea.   

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Activities for kids

Aktiv-Hus Heiligenhafen

This great indoor leisure park has a lot to offer: a treasure island and a lighthouse to explore, various trampolines, a climbing park, and air hockey for littles ones, and a huge sand arena where older kids can play beach soccer, beach volleyball and more.

Nature Reserve Heiligenhafen

Close to town is a nature reserve that is home to hundreds of birds and interesting plant life. A great place to take the little ones.


Fehmarn island is about 30 minutes drive from Heiligenhafen. The Fehmarn Sound Bridge connects this popular vacation island with the mainland. The most popular family plan is to visit Sea World in Burg, one of Europe’s largest aquariums and “Galileo’s World of Knowledge”, a great interactive museum for kids.

Weissenhäuser Strand

At Weissenhäuser Strand (about 20 minutes drive) there is a huge family-friendly holiday park close to the beach, with everything from an adventure playground to a waterpark and an indoor soft play area which is great for rainy days.

Karls Village of Discovery

Located in Warnsdorf (about 45 minutes drive) Karl’s Village of Discovery is an all-weather, year-round destination for the whole family, offering farm-themed fun on the Baltic coast. Suitable for children aged three and over.