North Sea Mainland self-catering holiday accommodation is found on Germany’s northwest coast, in a region that boasts picturesque shoreline, historic seaside resorts and cosmopolitan cities like Hamburg.
At a holiday rental on the North Sea Mainland, you could head for destinations such as the spa resort of the Cuxhaven area, which has a centuries-old maritime tradition. The area is famous for its mud flats, which form part of the Wattenmeer National Park, while the rest of the countryside is made up of a variety of terrains, including tall hills, dune systems, marshes, heathland and woodland, ideal if you’re feeling energetic enough to go for a hike or bike ride. One walk you could take is out to the island of Wadden, which can be reached on foot at low tide.
At a North Sea Mainland holiday home you could head for the city of Hamburg, which is certainly one of Germany’s most exciting cities. From trendy districts like Altona and Sternschanze, to the city’s extensive medieval docks, there are literally hundreds of options for days out on offer here. For night life there’s the vibrant and infamous Reeperbahn, where the Beatles played some of their first shows, while in terms of culture there’s a fine array of museums to be found in Hamburg including the impressive Kunsthalle.
Oldenburg would also be a great choice for a day trip for anyone staying at self-catering holiday rentals on the North Sea Mainland. Here you can take a tour of one of the country’s most spectacular old towns. Alongside the fabulous gothic architecture and old narrow streets, there’s a famous 19th Century botanical garden here, covering 3.7 hectares featuring a wide array of species and habitats.
The coastal town of Wilhelmshaven also merits a visit if you’re on holiday at self-catering accommodation on the North Sea Mainland. There an aquarium here devoted to North Sea species, while German Navy Musuem would be an excellent attraction for anyone with an interest in military history. Meanwhile the Aukrug Nature Park in Schleswig-Holstein boasts extensive woodland, heath and river habitats.
At a holiday rental on the North Sea Mainland you’ll be able to expect mild weather for much of the year. Summers in this part of the country are normally moderately warm, while winters tend bring a few cold snaps.
Bremen (BRE) and Hamburg (HAM) are the airports for the area. You can fly to Bremen with Ryanair from London-Stansted (STD) and Manchester (MAN). Meanwhile Hamburg is served by Lufthansa, via London Heathrow (LHR)