Scenic, relaxing, sporty: by bike, there are many ways to discover the Hamburg Metropolitan Region comfortably on two wheels. From the Elbe beach to the sea or flanked by fairy-tale castles and bleating sheep - the network of bike paths is widely ramified everywhere. And for those who like it more urban, there are varied destinations also, because the cities of the north are also ideal for cycling. Due to the often flat topography, the paths are easy to master, even for those with little physical condition or for young cyclists. With the changing of the seasons, the landscape is always alter its colors. This makes many tours so beautiful that you want to ride them twice.
Setting sail, meeting wild animals of the Serengeti or riding the Ferris wheel on Hamburger Dom, a large fair, while licking candy-floss: a family holiday in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is exciting and colorful. With its beaches, cities like Hamburg, Lübeck or Schwerin and varied nature, Germany's north offers countless opportunities to discover the world together. And because there is no other region in Germany with such a high density of amusement parks as the Lüneburg Heath, there is no shortage of fun and action. But what should you choose?
Whether relaxing on the beach enjoying the fresh North Sea breeze blowing in your face, in the Wadden Sea during high and low tide or on a discovery tour through the diverse flora and fauna with forests, coastal heather (Küstenheide) and moor, everyone will find something for themselves here. Cuxland is truly Nordic, multifaceted and offers a diverse landscape.
The Baltic in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania greets its visitors, whatever the time of year, with fascinating displays of nature. In the summer the sun sinks into the sea like a red-hot ball of fire and in the autumn the thundering of the Baltic cannot fail to make an impression. Excursions to see the natural environment are many and varied: sandy beaches and cliffs, islands and bays are all to be found along the coast of north-west Mecklenburg.
Dithmarschen has something for everyone! Whether it’s a walk along the seabed at the Wadden Sea UNESCO world heritage site, a stroll through tranquil harbours or watching ocean-going liners on the Kiel Canal; whether it’s enjoying the unique north German landscape, having an adventure holiday on a farm or taking part in sporting activities that stimulate both mind and body, we have the right holiday for you, whatever your tastes.
Neoclassical buildings, traditional half-timbered houses, the splendid red-brick cathedral, the fairy-tale castle and Lake Schwerin – the state capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is the perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days.
With its hidden world of passageways and courtyards, proud merchants’ houses, the world famous Holsten Gate and the Old Town Island with its seven churches, designated a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987, Lübeck is simply unique. The former “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is a fascinating destination for city tourists and promises lovers of culture, history and the maritime way of life some moments of genuine pleasure.
Eutin is the cultural centre of Holstein Switzerland, just a few kilometres away from the Baltic coast. In addition to its impressive architecture, its wonderful gardens and its many cultural attractions, it is also surrounded by numerous lakes, forests and hills. This combination makes Eutin the ideal place for a holiday or day trip.
Although not far from the major cities of Hamburg and Berlin, you soon find yourself out in the middle of nowhere in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Rivers cut their way through the landscape and informative nature trails take you through idyllic, protected areas that are home to beavers, white-tailed eagles and otters. Space to relax and be inspired.
The Segeberg district, with its wide-open fields and green meadows lies in the eastern part of Schleswig-Holstein. The foothills of Holstein Switzerland mean that the landscape is hilly with lots of lakes for swimming and relaxation. Situated centrally between Hamburg, Neumünster and Lübeck, the Segeberg district also offers lots of destinations for day trips to lakeside villages or pretty little towns.