Things to do & places to visit in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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Schleswig-Holstein #10 destination in Germany 2023. The average rating score is 4.25 based on 30.8k traveler reviews, of 1.028 attractions. Timezone: Europe/Berlin, current date and time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 22:58.

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  1. 5.0 Final Escape Kiel (592 reviews)
    - Genuine excitement - dedicated game masters
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Escape Games
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    Final Escape in Kiel is the ideal place to escape into a completely different reality. After choosing a scenario, you have exactly 60 minutes to escape it by solving puzzles. Creativity, logical thinking and team work are just some of the things that will be asked of you in order to solve the many riddles. Connect clues, collect informations, deduce your next move and search for hidden technical functions – only those who use a certain amount of fantasy, are able to think outside the box and work together as a team have a chance to succeed! Our rooms are designed to be extremely detailled and have an authentic atmosphere in which you are supervised by your personal game master. See more..
  2. 5.0 Helgolander Kegelrobben (158 reviews)
    - Seals & animals
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    LaMar vermittelt private Rundgänge mit dem Robbenexperten der Insel sowie Unterkünfte auf Helgoland und in Cuxhaven bei der Anreise im Winter. Daneben kann eine Robbenpatenschaft abgeschlossen werden und die Gäste erhalten ausführliche Informationen zur Anreise, Insidertipps für die Insel, Infos über die Tierwelt und zum Fotografieren der Kegelrobben. See more..
  3. 5.0 Amrumer Strand (147 reviews)
    - Amazing beach which will remain in your memory
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    Unforgettable, amazingly broad beach with white sand, which will remain in your memory for a long... Walking along this place gives you a feeling that you are somewhere on another planet.... Colourful unusual sunbeds is the another "raisin " of this beach that makes it different and not familiar at all. There you may forget about everything, let your dreams fly with you and just enjoy the magnificent atmosphere and spirit of Amrum with its unique nature and sea.... liked it greatly!!! See more..
  4. 4.5 Lübeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (2.118 reviews)
    - Beautiful old city
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    There are so many historical sightseeing places in the old town area, but the best city view is from the St. Petri tower. You will see the whole beautiful city from there. Try nice river restaurants very close to the tower too. See more..
  5. 4.5 Holstentor (1.428 reviews)
    - Impressive gateway
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    I didn't go in to the building - not sure it was even open to be honest as both times I walked through there were no obvious signs. The building is one of the old city gates and the emblem of modern Lubeck. It is a very impressive, brick built fifteenth century fortification but now stands in isolation, the city walls having been removed in the nineteenth century. There is an interesting contrast between the inside and outside walls of the building. The walls facing the city have lots of windows and are very ornate, the exterior walls have far fewer openings other than those for guns. There are also doubts over the accuracy of the early twentieth century restorations. See more..
  6. 4.5 Marienkirche (758 reviews)
    - Gewölbeführung: Zwischen Himmel und Erde (Vaulting tour: Between heaven and earth):
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Religious Sites
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    Die Architektur der Kirche, die Geschichte ihrer Entstehung, des Wiederaufbaus, der Anstieg über den Südturm bis zum Glockenspiel (mit Ausprobieren), der Umgang über das Hauptgewölbe (unglaubliche Architektur) bis zum Dachreiter mit atemberaubendem Blick über die Stadt bis zum Horizont. Tiefe Ergriffenheit. Ein Muss für jeden, der in Lübeck ist. Ein herzlicher Dank an die Guides. So geht Geschichte live. The architecture of the church, the history of its origin, the reconstruction, the ascent over the south tower up to the carillon (with trying out), the walk over the main vault (incredible architecture) up to the ridge turret with a breathtaking view over the city to the horizon. Deeply moving. A must for anyone in Lübeck. Many thanks to the guides. This is how history goes live. See more..
  7. 4.5 Travemunde (757 reviews)
    - Beaches are lovely in winters too!
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    Who says a beach is a bad idea in winters? The water is so calm, there are very few people, so you can just laze around the beach, and maybe go for a walk, check out the some cool places near the beach. There are even a couple of restaurants around if that interests you. Plus it's cheaper this time of the year than in the summer - but of course there is no sun, and you can't go swimming. But I loved to explore the place since it wasn't crowded at all! See more..
  8. 4.5 Sankt Peter Ording Beach (680 reviews)
    - Kilometers upon kilometers of beach ...
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    Put on lots of sun lotion! You can ride horses on the beach, fly a kite or even drive a car in certain spots. Amazing is all I have to say. See more..
  9. 4.5 German Submarine U-995 (647 reviews)
    - Looking a Little Rusty yet Worth the Visit
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Military Museums • Historic Sites • Educational sites
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    I don't like cramped and spaces in water, however, if visiting Usedom I would recommend going on this tour of the submarine. I have never been on anything like it, it is extremely fascinating for those interested in the WW's and definitely something I won't forget. It is quite an experience to take the same footsteps as those in the past. Once you have worked out how to get on board (a strange timed turnstyle) you are effectively left to yourself to explore the submarine. Putting yourself in the shoes of those that operated it is quite traumatic, it is cramped and smells strongly of fuel. The submarine was cool when we were there, however, I can imagine it became very hot with all the machinery on. The main downside of the tour is that all the signs are in German - so take a translation device along if you need one. See more..
  10. 4.5 Laboe Naval Memorial (551 reviews)
    - A Memorial to the Lives Lost in Battle at Sea
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monuments & Statues
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    Construction on this memorial began in 1927, as a remembrance of the sailors killed in the first world war. It was completed in 1936 during the Nazi era. Today, it recognizes all sailors who died in both world wars on each side of these conflicts. The views from the observation deck are quite spectacular and highly recommended. I made the dubious decision to take the stairs to the top, because I can get a little leery of heights and got a little winded by the end. But it was very safe. I did decide to take the elevator on the way down. You can visit the memorial for 8€ or the memorial and U-995 for the combined price of 13€ for adults. I recommend taking the ferry to Laboe from Kiel. I picked up the ferry just across from the Hauptbahnhof and it was only ~5€. It was a beautiful journey across the fjord. It is a short walk north from the ferry stop to the memorial along the strand. On the way back, I took a bus back from Laboe Village to Kiel, which was quicker. See more..
  11. 4.5 Ellenbogen (547 reviews)
    - Nice place
    Beaches • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Most Northern part of Germany. Untouched pure beautifull place. Me and my husband had wedding photo shooting there. Photos are more than perfect! See more..
  12. 4.5 European Hansemuseum (490 reviews)
    - Overall, the museum was very well cared for visitors and for the City.
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    The European Hansemuseum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Hanse. A combination of staged historical scenes, cabinets with valuable original objects, the latest museum technology and interactive features enable the museum to convey an informative and fascinating impression of the world of the Hanse, whose legacy can still be felt today. Novgorod, Lübeck, Bruges, Bergen and London represent selected stages in the history of the Hanse. See more..
  13. 4.5 Lange Anna (346 reviews)
    - Brilliant trip
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    A single, finger-like rock formation that is covered by breeding sea birds in the spring. See more..
  14. 4.5 Lubeck Cathedral (297 reviews)
    - Beautiful cathedral
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Churches & Cathedrals
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    Beautiful huge gothic cathedral, worth to enter for little exploration. A must visit when in Lübeck. See more..
  15. 4.5 Uwe Dune (261 reviews)
    - 360° view over Sylt
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    Short stair climb over stairs to a fantastic 360° view over Sylt. It's the highest bump in this area always worth a visit. See more..
  16. 4.5 Rathaus (250 reviews)
    - Unique
    Sunday: Government Buildings
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    Beautiful unique buildings consist of government offices and including the Rathaus (Town hall). A must to visit in Lübeck. See more..
  17. 4.5 Rote Strasse (249 reviews)
    - beautiful street
    Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Visited the street and loved all the shops there!!great place to have a coffee !!not so sure about wheelchair access..beautiful place to spend time .. See more..
  18. 4.5 Glucksburger Schloss (233 reviews)
    - A childhood dream came true
    Castles • History Museums
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    Well, what can you say about this beautiful castle? It is situated in a lake, looks amazing from every angle and has a long history. I was NOT inside the castle itself because the weather was so nice and I wanted to enjoy the fresh air outside. There is a route leading around the lake with breathtaking views towards the castle and the surrounding landscape. When the weather is fine you can rest on several benches (my fav one was next to a little fishing hut or so). Would I go there again? Yes, yes and yes. Coming there by car? There is a car park in front of the castle. But you need to pay. If you drive some 50 or 100m further you can park there for free (2 hrs max). Near the train station is another free parking). The castle is in walking distance (less than 10min depending on where you park). See more..
  19. 4.5 Historischer Hafen (213 reviews)
    - Absolutely Stunning and Historical
    Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    If you love boats and history this is the place to go. Really love the atmosphere, bars in boats and great food and drink all around. Nice street for all sorts of activities. Would recommend. See more..
  20. 4.5 Multimar Wattforum (205 reviews)
    - We love it
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Aquariums
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    One of the best experiences I have had - according to nature, science and learning. Very good information and practical things to explain the mechanics of tide, waves and many more. Recommended for Kids. The Restaurant is good and the prices reasonable. There is a big outdoor playground for kids near the Restaurant. See more..
  21. 4.5 Schloss Gottorf (204 reviews)
    - Not to be missed - Globushaus and Fürstengarten
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    We skipped the museum and went straight to the Globushaus to see the Gottorfer Globus. It's about a 10 minute walk north of the castle and separate entry fee (7€ adult including audio tour). Even though the globe is a replica of the original, it is one of the most spectacular pieces of art I've seen - lots of intricate details to admire both the outside and inside the globe. Yeah, you could go inside it! See more..
  22. 4.5 Seebrücke (203 reviews)
    - Go there at night with a glass of wine !
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts
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    At night the bridge is lit up :) We came there with a glass of white wine and walked our dog. If you’re in the area it’s a must. See more..
  23. 4.5 Bonbonkocherei Hermann Hinrichs (193 reviews)
    - Create your own sweeties
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Factory Tours
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    Here you can see, how sweeties get produced and you can get them into different forms, e.g. small fishes... See more..
  24. 4.5 Lübecker Weihnachtsmarkt (188 reviews)
    - A must!
    Flea & Street Markets
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    This is the reason we visit Lübeck before Christmas. Especially around the market square, but also along the streets and in the backyards. A lot of food, drink, crafts, entertainment and more. This is a fun way of spending a couple of days shopping Christmas gifts. One of the evenings we go to a regular restaurant, but the other night we just go around the market square trying the different food stands. The ham sandwich … wow! See more..
  25. 4.5 Seehundstation Friedrichskoog (186 reviews)
    - What a lovely place
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Aquariums
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    This station is located in the North of Germany, and great day trip from Hamburg. Only 7 EUR entry to support the great work they do, rehabilitating seals, you can spend about an hour in the site, but can walk around the fields all over. A must is to go have some food at any little fish shop in the vicinity, good German food. Make a day of it, and research restaurants in neighboring towns. See more..
  26. 4.5 Seebrücke (181 reviews)
    - Super
    Spent < 1 hour Bridges
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    A nice place to enjoy when the watter comes and goes ! You can also ride your bike fast all the way ! See more..
  27. 4.5 Karl May Spiele Bad Segeberg (173 reviews)
    - Cowboys and Indians
    Spent 2-3 hours Theatre & Performances
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    Perfect thing for a family with kids or someone who likes to remember their youth. It's a openair theater which plays the "Karl May"-Stories of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. I really enjoyed it and it was a beautiful summer day. It was on a sunday and there were plenty of seats left to choose from, so no booking in advance necessary. Just prepare on hot days with enough sun protection and liquids because there is no shade. If you arrive by public transport then take your time, because the theater has no connections with the timetable of the train; you have to count that your arrival in Bad Segeberg will be one hour before it begins and the departure is one hour after it ends. The walk from the railway station is about 15 minutes, but there is a great catering at the place to choose from. Also the theater is not that well if you are disabled. See more..
  28. 4.5 Willy Brandt House, Lubeck (170 reviews)
    - History of the 20th century
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM History Museums
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    What a magnificent place to learn about the European history of the 20th century. Just as the exhibition in Berlin I visited a few years ago, it was remarkable to realize again the impact of a true leader on the European history. Absolute must see in the city! See more..
  29. 4.5 Fehmarnsundbrücke (161 reviews)
    - A most beautiful bridge
    Spent 1-2 hours Bridges
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    Some bridges look the same...but i have never seen a bridge with this design. Very clean lines. Couldnt help but admire the builders. See more..
  30. 4.0 HANSA-PARK (522 reviews)
    - One day at HansaParken
    Temporarily closed - Closed until Apr 5, 2023 Amusement & Theme Parks
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    Nice park with a Lot of rides. Quite small if you compare with other parks. Kärnan was cool! It started raining at 16 pm and all big rides closed because of security. See more..
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