The German town of Schleswig fascinates with its fantastic location, on the Baltic Sea fjord Schlei, and inspires with spellbinding museums and cultural monuments. Sailing, swimming and cycling go hand in hand with the town too. In this Collection, we introduce you to what is probably the most beautiful way to get to know the town and its surroundings: on five varied cycling Tours between 20 and 50 kilometres (12.5 - 31 mi) in length, you discover the sights, history and natural beauty of the area.
Schleswig itself is a genuine Viking town that was an important trading centre for the settlers. Haithabu was one of the largest Viking cities, as well as one of their most important coastal settlements. Today, there’s an exciting museum where this bustling settlement once was. The Gottorf Dukes, who ruled the area from 1544 until the beginning of the 18th century, also contributed to Schleswig becoming the cultural centre of northern Europe.
The Schlei Baltic Sea fjord is 42 kilometres (26 mi) long and has brackish water: seawater with a low salt content. Since October 2008, the region around the Schlei has been recognised as a Schlei Nature Park. Rather than steep banks, enchanting valleys or mountains, the fjord-like Schlei enchants with the flair of a natural river with its reeds, friendly little harbours and villages along its shore.
Each of the Tours have an exciting theme. On the Viking route, you follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in Haithabu and at the Danewerk border wall, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2018. It’s one of the largest archaeological monuments in Northern Europe and once protected the Danish Kingdom. The attraction of the church rotue (KirchTörn) is in its name, as you visit the most beautiful churches and romantic fishing villages around Schleswig.
On a hot day, the bathing lake route (BadenseeTörn) is just the thing for you. You pass two lakes, a lido, various bathing spots on the Schlei and the 30 kilometres (18.5 mi) are a breeze. On the history route (HisTourSüd) you can visit museums and learn more about the Vikings and the traces they left here.
Look forward to lots of variety, delicious fish sandwiches and the fresh air blowing in from the Baltic Sea – let's go on an unforgettable adventure in Schleswig!
Between 1150 and 1200 many Romanesque churches, also called field stone churches, were built in the fishing region. Of course, the churches have been rebuilt and expanded over time, but they are still the focal point of the villages.
The 20 km long and easy KirchTörn begins on the beach of Winningmay…
You start the 32 kilometer long bathing lake trip at the end of the Schlei fjord in the pretty town of Schleswig. The city has been an important trading center since the Vikings and the Guttorf dukes made Schleswig the cultural center of Northern Europe.
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The Vikings shaped the history of Northern Europe for over 200 years. The name comes from the Old Norse "vikingr" and means something like robber or looter. It is a collective term for various Scandinavian tribes and peoples, which also included many peaceful traders and craftsmen.
The Ostseefjord Schlei…
On this 50 kilometer round trip we will show you all kinds of living history west of Schleswig. Take your time to visit the museums and don't forget your swimwear! The tour starts near Jübek, where you can take the train. But you can also travel directly from Schleswig by bike.
You cycle through idyllic…
There is so much to discover in and around Schleswig! The city at the western end of the loop is bursting with cultural highlights. But there are also idyllic, quiet spots and gems in Schleswig enough.
On this tour you embark on an exciting tour of discovery by bike. Let's go at the train station. The…
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