One country, two seas. If you are traveling in Schleswig-Holstein, you can choose whether you are more the North Sea type or the Baltic. Both coasts have their own charm and are simply beautiful. In this Collection, we have put together seven beach walks in northern Germany which bring you to the most beautiful beaches and can be perfectly combined with a long day at the sea. From sandy beaches to green fields and pebbled crags – the coast offers spectacular varied scenery. While the North Sea welcomes you mostly with a rougher climate, dikes and sheep, walking along Baltic Sea from pier to pier, you will pass miles of sandy beaches.
The routes vary in length, from a relaxed walk to a short hike. Sturdy shoes are recommended, so leave your flip-flops in your beach bag for the time being. All routes are great for children and lead you past beach cafes and beautiful beaches. And best of all: you can leave your car at home and arrive easily by train. The routes always start and end at a station where you can catch a DB Regio Schleswig-Holstein train. The Schleswig-Holstein ticket lets you use the train all day with up to four other people through the country – great for the climate and your wallet.
Do not forget your swimwear and sunscreen to make the most of discovering the northernmost country’s coasts with your friends and family. Whether you choose the North or Baltic Sea, a short break by the sea is always a great idea. And, for that you do not have to drive far, but just get on the regional train.
Westerland on Sylt is known for its miles of sandy beaches, the fish restaurants Gosch and the band Die Ärzte. The main town of Sylt is also a great starting point for various tours across the largest of the North Frisian island. Start of this 16-kilometer round is at the station.
You go directly to the…
You get off the train in Bad St. Peter south and can already smell the salty air - time for a break on the North Sea. St. Peter-Ording is the most popular seaside resort in Schleswig-Holstein. Reason enough to get to know the place better during a walk. The sea can wait a bit, because St. Peter-Ording…
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From pier to pier. This good seven-kilometer walk brings you from Scharbeutz to Timmendorfer Strand - almost exclusively along the Baltic Sea. Start is at the train station in Scharbeutz.
You walk through the village, make a short run through the park and you can see the water in front of you. For the…
Although only 800 meters from the mainland, Fehmarn has a relaxed island atmosphere. As soon as you drive over the Fehmarnsund Bridge, you leave the stress of everyday life behind. A long walk on the beach makes the short-stay day perfect.
Start of the route is at the station in Puttgarden. From the ferry…
Harbor, lighthouse, beach? Check! This good 13 km long tour offers you a lot of Baltic idyll, peppered with enjoyable breaks - because sea air is known to make you hungry. Start of the short hike is at the train station in Neustadt in Holstein. Only a short distance away is the harbor, a perfect start…
This walk is perfect for a bit of exercise before a relaxing beach day. Stroll through the picturesque seaside village of Eckernförde and let your gaze wander over the bay. Start of the good three-kilometer round is at the station.
From there you go through the beautiful streets north towards the harbor…
Since 1802 Travemünde carries the additional title "Ostseebad". The former fishing and Schifferstädtchen became a top address for bathers, but Travemünde has not lost its charm. Let this walk convince you.
Start of the tour is at the harbor station in Travemünde. The promenade, which leads you along the…
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