Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic Coast Feature
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Gothic architecture: The historic towns of Lübeck, Wismar, and Stralsund have some of the finest redbrick Gothic architecture in northern Europe. A walk through medieval Stralsund, in particular, is like a trip into the proud past of the powerful Hansetic League.
Rügen: One of the most secluded islands of northern Europe, Rügen is a dreamy Baltic oasis whose endless beaches, soaring chalk cliffs, and quiet pace of life have charmed painters, writers, and artists for centuries.
Schwerin: Nestled in a romantic landscape of lakes, rivers, forests, and marshland, the Mecklenburg state capital and its grand water palace make a great place to relax.
Sylt: Sylt is a windswept outpost in the rough North Sea. Throughout the year, Sylt is home to Germany's jet set, who come here for the tranquillity, the white beaches, the gourmet dining, and the superb hotels.
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