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Fishing culture and the Baltic Sea – hiking around Kappeln

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Fishing culture and the Baltic Sea – hiking around Kappeln

Hiking Collection by OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

10

Tours

23:58 h

56.4 mi

750 ft

Surrounded by rolling hills, the idyllic harbour town of Kappeln lies just before the mouth of the 42-kilometre (26 mi) long Baltic Sea Schlei fjord. Its location makes it a good starting point for exploring the nature along the Schlei River and the Baltic Sea beaches are not far away. In this Collection, we show you ten particularly beautiful walks around Kappeln that have an extra pinch of Baltic Sea charm. You explore the fields along the Schlei and hike past windmills and thatched house, visit the smallest town in Germany – Arnis – and catch a paddle boat from Kappeln to Maasholm.

Kappeln itself also has a lot to offer: Stroll along the harbour promenade and watch the fishermen at work in the harbour; stop at one of the cosy restaurants or small cafes; and visit the Föh fish smokehouse that offers smoked eel and salmon as well as other delicacies. We also recommend visiting the bascule bridge which offers great views over the herring fences in the Schlei. The remnants of this historic fishing method are considered the last of its kind in Europe and they are the landmark of the city. Some of you may also recognise the city from television. The ZDF series ‘Der Landarzt’, starring Wayne Carpendale, was filmed here until 2012.

You can round off your stay with a trip to Weidefelder Strand beach, where you can breathe in the Baltic Sea air and go for a swim. Or perhaps you’d rather visit the museum harbour and Schlei Museum to learn more about the region’s history. The surrounding Schlei Nature Park is a biodiverse natural paradise with a mix of freshwater, brackish and saltwater habitats that provide a home for many bird species. Whatever you decide, you are guaranteed a varied trip at the Baltic Sea fjord Schlei.

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    Zu Fuß & auf dem Wasser von Kappeln nach Maasholm – Wandern am Ostseefjord Schlei

    Intermediate
    04:36
    11.3 mi
    2.5 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On this hike you will visit the two cozy harbor towns of Kappeln and Maasholm - and you are not only on foot. Instead, you take the Schleiradd steamer from the port in Kappeln and chug with relish over the Schlei to Maasholm. From there you stroll around the Wormshöfter Noor and on beautiful field paths

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    8.46 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From the smallest town in Germany to a romantic harbor town - the varied round tour connects Arnis with Kappeln and shows you all kinds of maritime sights. And if hiking is not enough for you, you can also set sail on an excursion boat.

    

    It starts in Arnis, the smallest city in Germany with only around

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    5.05 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The famous fishing town of Kappeln will cast its spell on you on this tour. You will hardly find more maritime flair in colorful fishing boats, yachts and rustic schooners in any other city.

    

    In the port of Kappeln you start hiking, past the Angelner steam train. You can take her to Süderbrarup between

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  • Easy
    01:17
    3.13 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This leisurely walk takes you over wide fields of rapeseed to Schleienge Rabelsund. In the thatched houses on the Schleiufer there was a cozy inn until the 1960s, but now they are holiday homes. The tranquility and beauty of the place has not changed as a result: At Rabelsund you sit on a bench in the

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    5.56 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    First-class views of the Baltic Sea, Schleimünde and the Wormshöfter Noor await you on this relaxed circular hike, which you can also use as a family excursion.

    

    It starts at the parking lot outside Maasholm. You start right at the idyllic Wormshöfter Noor and follow the coastline. Past the typical barge

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    5.61 mi
    2.0 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A leisurely nine kilometers along the sloping bays on the beach and across other fields make this hike a great trip for the whole family.

    

    At the parking lot in the small town of Exhöft you start towards the coast and after a kilometer and a half you have reached the Schleimünde nature reserve with the

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  • Intermediate
    01:14
    3.00 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The region around the Schlei enchants with wide landscapes - but you shouldn't neglect the coastline of the Baltic Sea. This is exactly why we have prepared this tour for you: Between the villages of Hasselberg and Kronsgaard, we will take you on this leisurely hike along the sea, through small enchanted

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  • Easy
    01:17
    3.13 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This leisurely walk will take you across wide rape fields to the Schleienge Rabelsund. In the thatched houses on the Schlei shore was until the 1960s, a cozy restaurant, but now there are cottages. Nevertheless, the tranquility and beauty of the place has not changed: At Rabelsund you sit on a bench

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    5.57 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    First-class views of the Baltic Sea, Schleimünde and the Wormshöfter Noor await you on this relaxed circular hike, which you can also use as a family outing.

    

    It starts at the parking lot outside of Maasholm. You start directly at the idyllic Wormshöfter Noor and follow the coastline. Passing the typical

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    5.61 mi
    2.0 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A leisurely nine kilometers along the Schleib bay on the beach and across other fields make this hike a great trip for the whole family.

    

    At the parking lot of the small town of Exhöft you start towards the coast and after a mile and a half you have reached the Schleimünde nature reserve with the pilot

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    56.4 mi
  • Duration
    23:58 h
  • Elevation
    750 ft

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