The Alte Land is only a short distance away from Hamburg, which makes it an ideal destination for excursions and vacations. The picturesque landscape on the Elbe river is gently incorporated between the Hanseatic city and the North Sea. For all those who still long to experience a charming city flair, the maritime Hanseatic cities of Stade and Buxtehude are not far away.
With its maritime charm and cosmopolitan outlook, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg is one of Europe's most beautiful metropolises and offers its guests pure experiences of the city and nature: a variety of hotels, restaurants, theatres and shops, chic beaches on the Elbe and the green banks of the Alster, a lively harbour and city sights encompassing over 1,200 years of urban history.
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.
If you are looking for a few relaxing days in the countryside, you will find a very special place in the northern Lüneburg Heath. Whether you’re cycling or on foot, there’s a lot to discover, with seemingly infinite views across the Heath as you watch the birds or listen to the bleating of the moorland sheep – an intense experience that allows you to forget the stresses of everyday life.
There are lots of beautifully laid-out golf courses in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Golf has been played in Schleswig-Holstein for over 100 years, and it’s a wonderful place to play your favourite sport – out in the fresh air, between the North Sea and the Baltic and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, you can truly unwind on some superbly-maintained fairways in the land between the seas.
The countryside around Rotenburg (Wümme) has much to offer nature lovers. Flat, wide-open and unique! This is the impression given by the slightly hilly north German landscape with all its natural and cultural diversity. The well-known NORDPFADE – northern paths – are particularly attractive for walks and recreation in wonderful countryside at any time of year.