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The journey is the destination – hikes along the River Schlei in Germany

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The journey is the destination – hikes along the River Schlei in Germany

Hiking Collection by OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

16

Tours

48:22 h

115 mi

2,500 ft

Between the towns of Eckernförde and Flensburg in the northernmost German state, Schleswig-Holstein, a magnificent estuary winds its way into the Baltic Sea. Over 26 miles (42 km) long and 2.5 miles (4 km) wide at its largest point, the Baltic Fjord Schlei is a wonderful stretch of water. On these 13 hikes, we lead you through the gently undulating landscape around the Schlei. Walking through quiet forests, blossoming meadows and along the gentle coastline, you quickly understand why the region is a designated nature reserve.

The Schlei doesn’t just boast cultural landscapes and beautiful riverbanks, its ancient settlements lining the shore offer centuries of history. The most famous settlement is the Viking town of Haithabu which was an important trading center in the early Middle Ages. You can relive this history in various museums in the village. In addition, if you are interested in culture, the small fishing villages and the pretty old town of Schleswig are wonderful places to explore.

In summer, countless beaches along the Schlei, small lakes and, of course, the Baltic Sea are ideal rest spots during your hikes — so don't forget your swimwear! The small villages and towns dotted along the Schlei have various accommodation options to rest up for your hikes. You can also shorten some of the hikes by hopping on a boat and cruising down the fjord.

Let yourself be inspired by the routes and hiking trails through the Schlei Nature Park. Nowhere does the expression “it’s not the destination, but the journey that counts,” ring more true than here.

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    Zu Besuch beim Riesen von Ulsnis – Wandern am Ostseefjord Schlei

    Easy
    01:06
    2.63 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Beautiful paths, short distances, wonderful views and bizarre stories - this combination awaits you on our round trip around Ulsnis. On warm days, the small beach Hagab on the banks of the Schlei beckons.

    

    At the starting point of the tour you first learn the story of the giant of Ulsnis. He once lived

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  • Intermediate
    01:27
    3.56 mi
    2.5 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 should not neglect the coastline of the Baltic Sea. That's exactly why we've prepared this tour for you: Between the villages of Hasselberg and Kronsgaard, we'll take you on this leisurely hike along the sea, through small, enchanted

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  • Intermediate
    04:15
    10.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike promises particularly impressive views, because at Waabs towers over the Baltic Sea beach, a real, small cliffs on. The trail will take you along the coast for a few kilometers and over rapeseed fields and along small forests back to the starting point.

    

    Let's go on the edge of the village Langholz

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    9.08 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Baltic Sea fjord Schlei extends far into the interior and spreads between Weseby and Borgwedel once again correctly. Exactly this region is the goal of this nearly 15-kilometer day hike. From the Langsee near Weseby we lead you in a wide circle over gently undulating meadows and through quiet forests

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  • Intermediate
    01:17
    3.08 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The municipality Fleckeby is located on the southern shore of the Schlei and is separated from the shore only by a small moorland: the Hirschholm Moor. On this tour you will walk through the moor on footbridges and quiet paths, stroll along the Schlei shore and pay a visit to the manor house Louisenlund

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  • Easy
    01:25
    3.40 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relaxed five and a half kilometer round tour is ideal for a morning lap before breakfast or a nice walk in the afternoon and evening.

    

    You start at the original St. Andreas church in beautiful Brodersby and follow the path towards the Schleiufer. On the way you can stop at the Café Kuchenhaus and

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    8.71 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Meter-high cliffs, inviting sandy beaches, deep blue sea water and a castle await you on this relaxing hike on the Schwansen peninsula. Your Baltic Sea discovery tour starts in pretty Schönhagen.

    

    You walk north along the gorgeous white sandy beach and breathe in the salty sea air. On the beach in Weidefeld

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  • Intermediate
    04:05
    9.96 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this approximately 16-kilometer tour, you hike through rural natural and cultural landscapes and past wonderful white beaches. There are a few relics from the past to discover.

    

    The starting point is the Ostsee Resort Damp between Eckernförde and Kappeln. Here you start with a special sight: the steamer

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    13.7 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this rambling round through the beautiful natural landscape you get to know the villages of Kosel, Gammelby and Kochendorf. The route runs between the "Great Latitude" and the Windebyer Noor mainly on asphalt paths.

    

    On your way through the beautiful Schlei landscape, you follow the historic Osterwall

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  • Easy
    01:49
    4.40 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you are looking for a real insider tip on the Schlei, then this tour through the nature reserve Hechtmoor is just right for you as an adventurer. Now and then your feet can get wet.

    

    Your special nature experience begins at a parking lot on the edge of the nature reserve. On unpaved paths, you dive

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    6.61 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hike on this tour in the varied landscape around Lindaunis with the Lindauer Noor and visit the backdrop of the television series "Der Landarzt". It starts shortly after Lindau, where after a few hundred meters you cross the Lindauer Noor and stand in front of the Lindaunis Bridge, which is worth seeing

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    7.24 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Good culture meets the Baltic Sea beach - you can breathe in salty sea air, enjoy wonderful views over the Schlei and visit magnificent manor houses on around eleven kilometers.

    

    The beautiful circular tour begins at the parking lot of Langholzer See and leads you across vast field landscapes into the

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  • Intermediate
    01:17
    2.49 mi
    1.9 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The refreshingly short circular walk to the nature and culture trail, which is four kilometers long, is ideal for a short afternoon stroll or a trip with the family.

    

    The starting point is Sterup on a moraine ridge. Before you set off on a route through the cultural landscape shaped by the Ice Age, you

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    7.70 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the round tour around Rieseby you go on one of the most attractive routes in the Schlei region. You enjoy great views of the Lindaunis bridge and dramatic cliffs and stroll through beech forests near the shore.

    

    It starts at the landmark Riesebys, the St. Petri church from the 13th century. On the

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    12.6 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This figure of eight loop shows you the wonderful Baltic Sea landscape around the former pilgrimage site of Süderbrarup. Since the start and end point are in the middle of the tour, you can either choose the south or north route or combine both.

    

    At the parking lot at the St. Jacobi church from the 12th

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    9.19 mi
    2.0 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 15 km long round tour from Winnemark promises you Baltic Sea flair and thatched roof idyll with a detour to the beautiful Sieseby. If you want to keep the tour a little shorter, you can omit the detour and save around four kilometers.

    

    You leave the loop behind and walk through the Karlsburger wood

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    115 mi
  • Duration
    48:22 h
  • Elevation
    2,500 ft

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