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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany your home away from home

The Federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is in the far north of Germany and is known as the “Land between two seas”. The area runs from the Danish border to the south of Lübeck in a series of bays, cliffs and inland fjords. A string of seaside resorts runs south along the Baltic coast from Glücksburg, the cradle of European royalty with its moated castle, down to Travemünde in the south-east. Holstein's Switzerland, a picturesque nature reserve, is located between Kiel Bay and Lübeck Bay offering a host of lovely self-catering cottages and rentals. The capital of the region is Kiel, with its romantic courtyards, pretty market squares and distinctly Nordic port.

Things to Do in Schleswig-Holstein

The region of Schleswig-Holstein offers a host of outdoor attractions and activities to suit every visitor, whether they are looking for extreme sports and family-orientated fun. Water based activities such as sailing, kayaking, surfing and boat trips can be found in all parts of this beautiful state of historic Germany. The lakes and forests provide wind-swept walking and cycling, or sit on a traditional wicker beach chair and watch breathtaking sunsets before dining in one of the excellent family-run restaurants. Bird and nature spotting can be enjoyed at the Wadden Sea National Park. Play golf and tennis, relax at a spa or tour the area by motorbike or bicycle.

Places to Visit in Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein offers a host of different terrains, so each trip out from your Schleswig-Holstein holiday rental can take you on a different adventure. The coastline, open sea, nature reserves, islands, countryside, national parks and charming cities all offer a different aspect of this lovely area. Kiel offers plenty of maritime experiences from walking on the beaches to watching the ocean-going liners navigate the Kiel Canal. The Kiel Week Regatta is one of Europe’s biggest summer festivals. Flensburg is a delightful small town on the border with Denmark. See the historical old quarter with beautiful buildings, cobbled streets and great shopping. Friedrichstadt was founded in 1621 by Duke Friedrich III and has steep gabled canal houses, similar to those in Amsterdam, along its picturesque canals in the historic Old Quarter. Finest of all the towns around your Schleswig-Holstein holiday rental is Lübeck with its UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town.

Weather in Schleswig-Holstein

The Schleswig-Holstein region has warm sunny summers and cold winters with some snow. Daytime high temperatures range from 3°C (38°F) in January and February up to 19°C (67°F) in July and August. September to January are the months which have the most precipitation.

Travel to Schleswig-Holstein

Hamburg (HAM) International Airport has many international flights arriving daily and is convenient for most Schleswig-Holstein holiday rentals. The S-Bahn suburban rail network links Hamburg Airport with the main railway station for easy onward travel. There are also a number of car rental counters within the airport, as well as taxis.

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                                                                                                  Everything was perfect. The house was everything a person would want for a weekend-house in a very nice city near the north see. It had all the appliances for a normal living ( from coffeemaker to washmachine). The only thing that was missing was that it had no internet. The hosts we didn't get to see them more then the 10 minutes that were necessary for describing the place and handing over the keys, but they seem very lovely.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                  Fantastic apartment in the old town with river vie

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                                                                                                  Just returned from a 6 day stay in lovely Lubeck. We have used Homeaway many times and always been so pleased. The choice of places to stay in Lubeck were limited, and hotels expensive. Sybille's apartment stood out like a sore thumb amongst all the other places I checked. So, lets see...parking was easy, we found a place almost opposite everyday, and paid by ticket. There is a large free parking area just over the bridge, 2 mins walk away. The apartment is on the 2 floor, so stairs to be climbed. The apartment is spanking brand new inside, very tastefully furnished, and good room for max 3 people. The leather sofa pulls into a generous sized single bed, and has a great mattress. The double bedroom has a lovely comfortable bed, and single cupboard. We slept very well. Nice little kitchen area, not much counter space, but then in Lubeck, you only need to make breakfast, and eat out in the numerous restaurants from there. There is a walk in cupboard with washing machine (if you needed) and room for your luggage. Bathroom was super, clean and modern. A tip, turn the shower onto full/hot, and then turn to suitable temperature. My husband didn't have it on full twice, and got cold. I had no problems, but then had shower on full always. TV has usual German channels, with only CNN and BBC World. We are used to lots of English speaking channels in Scandinavia. After 4 days, internet was installed into the apartment, which was 'life saving'. All in all, an absolute wonderful apartment, no negatives at all. 1 mention, almost next door to the apartment building, is a disco/club. They are only opened Friday and Saturday night, and the music was still going long into the night. Kept me awake, not my husband or mother, so maybe take some ear plugs with you. This still did not make any big impact on our stay. When you stay in a city, you have to expect noise. Lubeck is wonderful, and I would highly recommend a trip to anyone, and if you can stay at Sybille's place better still!! Good luck Sybille, and thank you so much. Yvonne, Ulf and Jean, from Norway.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014