6 days in Schleswig-Holstein & Hamburg Itinerary

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Kiel — 3 nights

Sailing City

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Kunstwerk Carlshutte, then examine the collection at Danevirke Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum Schleswig, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wikingersiedlung Haithabu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): get curious at Zoologisches Museum, examine the collection at Schifffahrtsmuseum, then learn about all things military at German Submarine U-995, and finally examine the collection at Museumsbahnen.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kiel trip planner.

Frankfurt to Kiel is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October in Kiel, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Foehr.
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Foehr — 1 night

On the 27th (Thu), experience rural life at Ziegenhof Matzen, then examine the collection at Nolde Stiftung Seebuell, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Robbenzentrum Fohr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Kunst der Westkueste (West Coast Art Museum), learn more about the world around you at Dr. Carl Haberlin Friesenmuseum, and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Mit Seehundbrunnen.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Foehr trip planning tool.

Drive from Kiel to Foehr in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Foehr sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 1 night

Gateway to the World

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Chocoversum, examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at U-Bootmuseum.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg route planner.

Getting from Foehr to Hamburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. October in Hamburg sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Schleswig-Holstein travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Aquariums
Germany's northernmost state with coasts on two seas, Schleswig-Holstein seems to possess two very distinct faces. Along its coastlines, the region features wide sandy beaches and is cut by deep fjords carved out by glaciers. These areas near the water contain some of the country's finest resorts and holiday centers. They attract visitors from around the world all year long, and are chock-full of things to do. The highlight of the region's western coast is a sprawling national park that shelters the densest bird population in this part of Europe. Hundreds of different species live or pass over this unusual water landscape, which is featured on the World Heritage list. Deeper inland, the region reveals its rural face. This countryside of seemingly endless pastures spreads as far as the eye can see. Schleswig-Holstein belonged to Denmark until the 19th century. You can expect to notice plenty of Scandinavian overtones while you vacation in the region. Several coastal towns contain award-winning recreations of ancient Viking settlements.