A holiday home on the Baltic Sea-Mainland can be anything from a quaint apartment in the centre of a historic city to a seaside house minutes from a glorious stretch of sandy beach. Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost state in Germany with the capital city, Kiel and other cities of particular interest Flensburg and Lubeck.
With the North Sea to the west and the Baltic Sea to the east the coast here is spectacular with everything from gently sloped, family friendly sand beaches, dramatic rocks and cliffs, bays and inlets that cut far in land and numerous seaside towns and villages.
If you are interested in history then a self-catering holiday home on the Baltic Sea Mainland has much to offer. Lubeck is considered the mother of Brick Gothic and is first on the Brick Gothic route while Flensburg at nearly 800 years old, still retains some of its 12th century architecture. Kiel was first settled by the Normans and Vikings but was founded as a city in 1233 with the oldest building here being St Nicholas Church with Geistkampfer, a notable sculpture.
With its beautiful fishing villages, beaches and interesting inland reaches all along the coasts, a Baltic Sea Mainland holiday home is the perfect base for any number of activities on the water and on the land. There’s surfing, kite surfing, wreck diving, boating and beach combing for amber, starfish and shells. On land there is golfing, horse riding, biking, hiking, nature parks or just taking in the glorious views.
All across the region around Baltic Sea Mainland holiday homes there are stately homes, chateaux, palaces, manor houses and grand estates. Many have parks or gardens and most of them are open to the public. If you want a little city life then a trip into Lubeck will not disappoint. As well as being a fascinating medieval treasure trove it is a modern, thriving port with great shops, restaurants and bars. If you are around in June then Kiel Regatta is the largest sailing event in the world and well worth a visit.
Baltic Sea Mainland holiday homes enjoy a temperate climate with mild rather than hot summers and not particularly cold winters with the temperature rarely dropping below freezing.
The closest international airport to Baltic Sea Mainland self-catering holiday homes is Lubeck Airport (LBC), which has direct flights from London-Stansted (STN). Ryanair is the only airline serving Lubeck from the UK. Hamburg International Airport, 50 kilometres or more away is served by nearly all airports in the UK and several low cost airlines.