Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic Coast

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  • 1. Binz


    The rule of the Baltics' most exclusive beach is "see and be seen." The 5-km-long (3-mile-long) and 54-yard-wide beach is the perfect place...Read More

  • 2. Buhne 16 and Roter Kliff


    Kampen's beach—divided into the Buhne 16 and the Roter Kliff —is the place where the rich and famous meet average joes. Bunhe 16 is Germany...Read More

  • 3. Deutsches Meeresmuseum


    The Stralsund aquarium of Baltic Sea life is part of this three-floor museum, which also displays the skeletons of a giant whale and a hammerhead...Read More

  • 4. Fun-Beach Brandenburg


    Westerland's beach bursts at the seams in the summer months. More than 6 kilometers (4 miles) of pristine white sand is filled with more than...Read More

  • 5. Hornum Beach


    The town of Hornum is bordered on three sides by a rock-free, fine-white-sand beach that is perfect for paddling, quick dips in the sea, or...Read More

  • 6. Kieler Hafen

    Historic District/Site

    At Germany's largest passenger-shipping harbor, you can always catch a glimpse of one of the many ferries leaving for Scandinavia from the ...Read More

  • 7. Leuchtturm

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Children enjoy climbing to the top of the town landmark, a 115-foot-high lighthouse, dating from 1898; on clear days it offers views of the...Read More

  • 8. Molli

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    No visit to this part of the country would be complete without a ride on this narrow-gauge steam train that has been chugging its 16-km (10...Read More

  • 9. Naturschutzgebiet Kampener Vogelkoje

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    From the mid-17th century, this area served as a mass trap for wild geese, but today it's a nature preserve for wild birds. ...Read More

  • 10. Ribnitz-Damgarten


    Ribnitz-Damgarten, 30 km (19 miles) northeast of Warnemünde, is the center of the amber (in German, Bernstein ) business, unique to the Baltic...Read More

  • 11. Schifffahrtsmuseum


    Tracing the history of shipping on the Baltic, this museum displays models of ships, which especially intrigue children. It's just beyond the...Read More

  • 12. Schifffahrtsmuseum


    Housed in a hall of the old fish market, this museum pays tribute to Kiel's impressive maritime history. The exhibit includes two antique fishing...Read More

  • 13. Warnemünde


    The beach fronting the resort town of Warnemünde is one of Germany's most popular and it can get fairly crowded in summer. The expansive beach...Read More

  • 14. Westerland


    The island's major town is not quite as expensive as Kampen, but it's more crowded. An ugly assortment of modern hotels lines an undeniably...Read More

  • 15. Wikinger-Museum Haithabu


    The most thrilling museum in Schleswig is at the site of an ancient Viking settlement. This was the Vikings' most important German port, and...Read More

  • 16. Zoologischer Garten


    Here you'll find one of the largest collections of exotic animals and birds in northern Germany. This zoo is particularly noted for its polar...Read More

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