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Discover the „real north" of Germany with your friends

Florian Bartonek

Discover the „real north" of Germany with your friends

Hiking Collection by DB Regio Schleswig-Holstein

8

Tours

31:25 h

150 mi

2,350 ft

Summer, sun, weekend – it’s time for a trip into the wide landscape of Schleswig-Holstein. As it fun is best when shared, why not invite your friends along for an active weekend break. In the „real north", as the Schleswig-Holsteiners call their homeland, you can discover a lot – either on foot or by bike. In this Collection, we have put together eight varied tours in the north, just waiting for you and your friends to discover. Let yourself be enchanted by how green, diverse and utterly beautiful is the northernmost state in Germany.

Experience typical North Sea idyll in Eiderstedt, enjoy the fine Baltic Sea beach in the Bay of Lübeck, get to know the green side of Flensburg and forget the stress of everyday life on a hike through the Katinger Watt. You are guaranteed to find variety here – whether rough North Sea, hilly inland scenery or the calm Baltic Sea, every region has its own and very special charm. Find out where you like it best.

Thanks to the well-developed network of DB Regio Schleswig-Holstein you can reach all routes comfortably and stress-free by train. For example, with the small group ticket, you can travel all day on a specific route by bus and train. If you want to make your start and finish more flexible, then the Schleswig-Holstein ticket will be a better fit. Unlike the small group ticket you can’t use this on the bus. For both tickets, however, the more friends you have, the cheaper it will be. Up to five people can share a ticket.

The next weekend is coming, so what are you waiting for? Call friends, buy a ticket and head off on an action-packed summer weekend. The beaches, forests and lakes at Waterkant await.

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    Wanderung durchs Katinger Watt – Ausflüge zwischen Nord- und Ostsee

    Difficult
    06:58
    17.2 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Green meadows, shady forests and the North Sea right in front of your nose: The former wadden and salt marshes Katinger Watt at the river mouth of the Eider was diked about 50 years ago for flood protection reasons. In time, a unique sanctuary for plants and animals has developed here, which you can

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    40.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Dikes, sheep and flat land - North Sea idyll pure. On this 65-kilometer bike ride you dive into the characteristic landscape of North Frisia. From Husum it goes by bus to Hattstedt. From there you cycle over the 2.5 kilometer long dam and leave your daily stress behind. Because on the peninsula Nordstrand

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  • Difficult
    05:17
    12.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    475 ft
    550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Off to the beach - but not without exploring some parts of Flensburg and the nature reserve Twedter Feld. This 21-kilometer walk shows you the third largest city in Schleswig-Holstein from its green side. Start is at the station.

    

    From there, you will walk through the beautiful center and look at the ships

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    29.9 mi
    8.8 mph
    850 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this nearly 50-kilometer bike tour you discover the beautiful inland of Schleswig-Holstein with its lakes, forests and hills. Start of the tour is at the train station in Neustadt. Along the harbor you cycle over a narrow bridge out of the city into nature.

    

    You continue through the idyllic villages

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  • Intermediate
    03:35
    8.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Fresh sea air around the nose, fine sand under your feet and to top it all off with a fish roll - nothing more is needed for a perfect day on the Baltic Sea. On this 13 kilometer hike, you can enjoy all that and even more. Start of the tour is at the train station in Timmendorf-Strand.

    

    The beach is only

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  • Intermediate
    03:33
    8.48 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 14-kilometer hike will show you Kiel from a different angle: Instead of shopping streets and along the harbor, you will walk past lakes and up the Cuckoo Mountain. Arrived at the central station Kiel it goes by bus to the start of the tour in Kiel district Neumühlen-Dietrichsdorf.

    

    At the beginning

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  • Intermediate
    02:49
    27.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Typical for Schleswig-Holstein are the mudflats, the dikes and the sheep. In the interior of the most northerly state, you can expect a lot of dense forests and lush meadows. For example, on this 45-kilometer bike ride from Neumünster.

    

    From the train station you cycle through the city forest and past

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  • Intermediate
    01:48
    4.37 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The city of Lübeck is surrounded by the Trave and the Elbe-Lübeck Canal like an island. While in the center the shopping streets are animated by residents and guests, you will find a beautiful, natural walking route all around - in the middle of the city.

    

    Let's start the seven-kilometer tour at the train

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    150 mi
  • Duration
    31:25 h
  • Elevation
    2,350 ft

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