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Zwischen Kiel und Flensburg, nur eine gute Autostunde von Hamburg entfernt, erwartet
Feriengäste, Kurzurlauber und Tagesausflügler eines der schönsten Ziele des Nordens:
die Urlaubsregion rund um den Ostseefjord Schlei. Herzstück des früheren
Wikingerlandes ist die Schlei – mit 43 Kilometern Schleswig-Holsteins längste
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  1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    August 6, 2021

    03:34
    33.2 mi
    9.3 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk

      This highly interesting round tour has it all, because the full package of Viking history is waiting to be discovered by you. The mighty Danewerk border wall, the Viking settlement of Haithabu and the landing sites for both the North Sea and Baltic Sea ships are very impressive and worth seeing contemporary testimonies.You start at Gottorfer Damm in Friedrichsberg, where the northern wall of the Danewerk, which can still be seen in some parts, meets the Schlei. If you want, you can pay a visit to the Archaeological State Museum in Gottorf Castle right here at the beginning of the tour.The route then follows the wall into the heart of the archaeological park and on and on to the tiny village of Hollingstedt, where the Danewerk ends. Here the Treene flows on its way over the Eider into the North Sea. Since it was navigable for the Viking boats, this landing site represented the access of the Vikings to the North Sea. This narrow and very well protected isthmus between the North Sea and Baltic Sea access made the Viking settlement Haithabu a flourishing trading town and an important hub between North and South.Over the Kograben, also part of the ramparts, you continue to the Danevirke Museum. Take some time to visit, because the exhibition about the Danewerk is highly recommended. Then a short detour takes you to the Waldemars wall and to Schanze 14, from which you have a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape.Now it goes on towards Haithabu. You cross the Margarethenwall and reach the Viking Museum at Haddebyer Noor. Here, too, we recommend a detour that leads you to the reconstructed Viking settlement Haithabu with the jetty for the Baltic Sea boats. The settlement is part of the museum's outdoor area. After paying a small fee for admission, you can visit this impressive ensemble and if you are lucky, one of the many events is currently taking place that impressively show the life and craft of the Vikings. Full of exciting impressions, you roll the last few kilometers along the Schlei back to the starting point.

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      • August 12, 2021

  2. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    August 6, 2021

    03:45
    35.1 mi
    9.4 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
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    1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk

      The Vikings shaped the history of Northern Europe for around 200 years. The Ostseefjord Schlei was one of the most important lifelines of this time. This beautiful, about 55 kilometers long bike tour leads you in the footsteps of the Vikings, through an enchanting natural landscape, past idyllic villages and of course a few times directly to the water. So don't forget your bathing suit and a small picnic should also be in your backpack, because you will find endless wonderful places to relax and linger.The starting point of the bike tour is the small town of Haddeby, in the immediate vicinity of the Viking Museum Haithabu. Take some time for the exhibition hall and especially for the reconstructed Viking settlement at Haddebyer Noor. A visit is highly recommended because you get a deep and very informative insight into the world of the Vikings.At Haddeby you cycle over the dam that separates the Schlei from Haddebyer Noor and drive through the hinterland with the enchanting villages, wide fields and small nature reserves. Shortly before the Windebyer Noor you will meet again in the footsteps of the Vikings: The Osterwall protected the Schwansen peninsula and was partially even secured with a wooden palisade. Today the facility is still very well recognizable as a landmark.The path then leads you along the banks of the Windebyer Noors to the old town of Eckernförde. If you like, you can visit the beautiful city and stop in one of the cozy cafés or restaurants.The way back now leads you north of the Schlei. At Missunde you take the ferry over the Schlei and then cycle on through the country towards Winningmay. On the beautiful beach you can cool off again or take a short break before continuing. After a few kilometers you will reach the pretty town of Schleswig. The fishing district Holm, the old town and Gottof Castle with the baroque garden are particularly worth seeing.After you have crossed the loop again, you are already there after a few meters. In Odin's beer garden and restaurant you can now pamper yourself and let this beautiful tour end in peace.

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      • August 12, 2021

  3. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a hike.

    August 6, 2021

    01:39
    3.95 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
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    1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk

      The starting point of this beautiful hike is the Viking Museum Haithabu near Schleswig. A visit to the exhibition house is highly recommended for your introduction to the past with the Vikings. After booking your time slot, you can let yourself be impressed by the archaeological finds, the replicas and the excellent presentation before you head out into the outdoor area with the seven true-to-original replicas. Haithabu was protected by a semicircular wall, which you can still see very well today. The people lived in wooden houses with plastered plastered walls and went about their work on narrow plank paths. They had built a jetty in Haddebyer Noor for their ships. A wide range of events regularly brings the old craft and the world of the Vikings to life for you.You leave the ring wall in a southerly direction, pass one of the reconstructed rune stones and reach the small wooden Noor bridge. It looks a little unreal and fragile when it appears like a mirage on the flat land and is then stable enough to allow you to transition to the other bank. On the east bank of the Haddebyer Noor you now hike to the Ostseefjord Schlei. With a little imagination you can imagine how the Viking ships drove into the Schlei, then through the 40 kilometer long fjord and finally to the Baltic Sea.After you have crossed the dam, you turn back towards the museum at Odin's beer garden and restaurant and you will soon have reached your starting point.

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      • August 12, 2021

    1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk

      The ramparts, walls, ditches and impassable bog areas of the Danewerk sealed off the Jutland peninsula at its narrowest point as early as the 5th and 6th centuries. With this, the people who dominated the area marked and controlled the southern border of their territory, because anyone who wanted to enter the country could be checked at the only gate near what is now Dannewerk. Or out. The Danewerk follows the landscape and cleverly connects it with the fortifications. The Vikings expanded this mighty protective wall even further and founded Haithabu, a flourishing trading center on the Haddebyer Noor. In the centuries that followed, the Danish kings continued to strengthen the border fortifications and expand them for their own purposes.On this approximately eleven kilometer hike you have the opportunity to hike along the impressive border system, take a deep look into the past and enjoy the wonderful nature of the area.The starting point is the Danevirke Museum, which is worth a visit for a first glimpse. Immediately behind it you have a great view from the main wall of the Waldemars wall. With it, the wall was massively expanded over a length of almost four kilometers in the 12th century. Only a short stretch further you will reach Schanze 14, a piled-up bastion for the Danish cannons in the German-Danish war of 1864. From up here you have a wonderful view over the wide open country.Continue along the main wall to the ruins of Schanze 16 and then over the Kograben to Ochsenweg. Back at the Danevirke Museum, a small loop begins to the Thyraburg, which is also part of the ramparts and consists of a rectangular, artificially raised plateau. The plateau is still today a landscape mark and a nice place to stay. Then you hike back to the starting point on the main wall.

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      • August 12, 2021

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    1. Welterbe Haithabu und Danewerk

      The first Danewerk border wall from the 5th and 6th centuries was used as a protective fortification by the Danish kings of the Viking Age and the High Middle Ages and was repeatedly expanded. On this approximately three-kilometer walk, you can experience the impressive dimensions of the facility up close.The start at the Danevirke Museum is well chosen, because here you get a first overview of the largest monument from the Viking Age. Well prepared and informed, after visiting the museum you walk to the gate opening of the Danewerk and along the ramparts. In the 12th century, the Waldemars wall extended from here over a length of about four kilometers. The five to seven meter high brick wall was once used to reinforce the wall.In front of you you can already see the reconstructed Schanze 14, one of the positions from the German-Danish War of 1864 that were built for the Danish cannons. A sward of grass was supposed to strengthen the walls and thus prevent major damage from ricochets. Today you don't see any of the warlike activities, but from the hill you have a wonderful view over the wide landscape.Via Klein Dannewerk it then continues in a north-easterly direction to the Thyraburg. This castle hill is also part of the Danewerk. An artificial rectangular plateau was created for its construction. The system is a bit of a mystery, because what it looked like or what age it is is unknown.This is also a good place for a short break and a relaxed view of the wonderfully wide landscape before returning to the Danevirke Museum on the same route.

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      • August 12, 2021

  5. OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    May 20, 2021

    1. OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

      Enjoy diverse views of the water on the Noor Tour! After a piece along the Windebyer Noors, it goes towards Schlei. At the Great Width of Weseby you can cool off on the beach before you start pedaling again.From the Große Breite you cycle to Missunder Enge and finally past the Ornumer Noor. The last part of the tour takes you back along fields, meadows and small villages towards Eckernförde.

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      • May 20, 2021

  6. Schleswig and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    April 24, 2021

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    1. 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, where you can park your car and jump into the cool water after the bike tour. On a wonderful bike path you drive to Brodersby, where the first interesting church awaits you. Here the bell tower is lower than the church roof.We continue through dreamy villages to Tolk, where you will find one of the oldest churches in the fishing area. It was first mentioned in 1192. On your way back to Winnigmay you will pass the St. Jacobus Church in Moldenit, which towers on a hill above the village.

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      • April 24, 2021

  7. Schleswig and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    April 24, 2021

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    1. Schleswig

      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.The area is not only known for cultural highlights, but also for the beautiful nature, which is wonderful for cycling. These include the bathing lakes that you will explore along this tour.On small roads you drive north to the Langsee, where the first swimming area is waiting for you. Then you drive around the Langsee until you reach the Idstedter See. You can either follow the road or slide along a narrow path directly along the shore. At the other end of the lake you will find a nice, small swimming area.Back to Schleswig you drive a piece through the forest on a very special long-distance cycle path, the so-called ox path. It follows a historical traffic connection from Denmark to Germany, on which up to 50,000 oxen were driven from Jutland to Wedel every year. The BadeseeTörn finally ends at the port of Schleswig, where you will find several beaches and the Luisenbad in the immediate vicinity.

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      • April 24, 2021

  8. Schleswig and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    April 24, 2021

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    1. Schleswig

      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 was one of the most important lifelines of the Viking Age. Haithabu was one of their most important coastal settlements, and today there is a great Viking museum at this point.This is also where you start your Viking trip by bike. In just under 40 kilometers you circle the westernmost part of the Ostseefjord Schlei. You drive through Schleswig, a pretty town with many historical sights, such as Gottof Castle, the Baroque garden and the fishing district.On the drive through the hinterland there are always small, idyllic villages along your way. Between the nature reserves you drive a few times directly to the water, where you can take a swim on the great beaches. Shortly before you reach your starting point again, the path leads you along the coast for a while and you can enjoy a fantastic panorama of Schleswig and the fjord.

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      • April 24, 2021

  9. Schleswig and OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI planned a bike ride.

    April 24, 2021

    1. Schleswig

      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 nature on the Stapelholmer Weg, a medieval trade route. Archaeological finds in the Hollinghuus testify to its great importance during the Viking Age. From Ellingstedt it is worth taking a short detour to the Danewerk. It is one of the largest archaeological monuments in Northern Europe and was once protected by the Kingdom of Denmark.The best way to get there is to turn right in Ellingstedt. After about a kilometer, the wall begins on the left, which you can follow to the village of Dannewerk. In Hüsby you will meet the original route again.At the end of the round you drive on the Ochsenweg, a trade route that is over 4,000 years old, to Lake Arenholz, which is an extremely beautiful swimming lake. There you can really enjoy nature again and treat yourself to a delicious snack at the kiosk.

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      • April 24, 2021

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