6 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

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Lubeck — 1 night

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand, get in on the family fun at HANSA-PARK, and then kick back and relax at Travemunde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, stop by Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), examine the collection at Holstentor, then take an in-depth tour of European Hansemuseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lubeck is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Lubeck sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kiel.
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Kiel — 1 night

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind U-Boot-Ehrenmal, pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Kiel, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Lubeck to Kiel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sankt Peter-Ording.
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Sankt Peter-Ording — 2 nights

Sankt Peter-Ording is a popular German seaside spa and a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Bring the kids along to Sankt Peter Ording Beach and Westkustenpark & Robbarium. Get out of town with these interesting Sankt Peter-Ording side-trips: Helgoland (Lange Anna, Helgolander Kegelrobben, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Multimar Wattforum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Magnus, snap pictures at Seebrucke, and visit a coastal fixture at Leuchtturm St. Peter Bohl.

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Drive from Kiel to Sankt Peter-Ording in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Sankt Peter-Ording are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.