"The transition zone between Germany and Denmark" Top 5 Page for this destination Land Schleswig-Holstein by der_geograf

Land Schleswig-Holstein Travel Guide: 801 reviews and 2,366 photos

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost state in Germany, conveniently sandwiched between Hamburg and the Danish border.

History everywhere . . .

Schleswig-Holstein is loaded with fascinating museums and points of interest related to Holstein's royal past--like Gottorf Castle in the town of Schleswig, built by Friedrich II.

Small town Germany

Walk the visitor-friendly streets of small town Germany, including the town of Arnis--the smallest incorporated city in the country--Schleswig, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein until 1945, and the small fishing village of Holm on the banks of the Schlei.

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  • Pros:Easy autobahn access from Hamburg, excellent side trip from Hamburg, historic, good summer weather, near-constant breeze
  • Last visit to Land Schleswig-Holstein: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • whvcebu's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2006 at 10:32 AM

    It's amazing to see that US visitors know small villages like Holm, which is fairly unknown to many Germans. Having been with the Navy along the coastal lines of the Baltic Sea you awakened memories on Flensburg,Denmark and all these little cozy villages.

  • Jan 7, 2006 at 8:23 AM

    You've got a very good view of this place. After browsing your page, visiting a "Hallig" myself I guess should be on my list for this year... BTW: Is the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo still there?

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 12:06 AM

    Lovely page! Great overview of this nice country!!

  • Weissdorn's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 6:11 AM

    Super Holsteiner Fotos!

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 6:07 AM

    Hmmm... Schleswig-Holstein is a quite nice state. Nice photos, great tips!

  • bdbrewer's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2004 at 11:45 AM

    Hey Mike. Thanks for stopping by. Lived in Germany 3 years. Been back several times since. Love it ... take care

  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2004 at 12:07 PM

    Fabulous 'cover page' photo of Oland, Mike. You are one terrific tour guide through the lesser-known parts of Germany!

  • vrage's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2004 at 11:17 AM

    Great info and photos again mike, careful for the tide coming in though!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2004 at 4:54 AM

    Great impressions! Was in Schleswig-Holstein last weekend. I didn't have much luck with the weather.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2003 at 3:21 PM

    Great infos and brilliant pics ! - - Wattenmeer and Gottorf castle are in fact interesting places to visit !


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