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.

With a layout typical of the period – the market place at the centre, with the streets radiating out like the sails of a windmill – Eutin is a perfect example of twelfth century town planning. The market place itself has a long history.  In 1156, Eutin was designated a market town and in the following year its layout was altered to accommodate this. The market place today remains surrounded by numerous half-timbered houses and historic buildings, Eutin having escaped the bombing during the Second World War. Such buildings include the red-brick church of St. Michael, completed between 1210 and 1230, the Witwenpalais, the town hall with its classical façade and the former court apothecary.

Lovers of culture will definitely get their money’s worth in Eutin. Many packages include guided tours through the history of the old town and the castle, a boat trip on the lake and breaks to enjoy the local cuisine, before inviting you to an evening of opera at the lakeside theatre as part of the Eutin Festival. If you prefer a more active holiday and would like to enjoy a view of gently rolling hills, you can enjoy a canoeing or cycling holiday with accommodation included.

Kurzurlaub in Eutin – Perfekte Kombination aus Kultur- und stadtnahem Naturerlebnis

Bike & Boat package:

Active recreation on land and on the water


  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • A day’s canoeing including equipment (life jacket, paddle and induction, if needed)
  • Bike hire
  • A map of cycle routes in the area

Click here for the Bike & Boat offer.

The Eutin Festival has been taking place in summer since 1951. Fans of opera, musicals and concerts will certainly get their money’s worth at the open-air lakeside theatre. Every year, the Festival is a wonderful experience for all lovers of culture.

Eutin Festival package:


  • 2 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Entry ticket to the Festival (2nd price category)
  • A Festival programme*
  • A voucher for an interval snack
  • Place on one of the regular guided town walks
  • A souvenir of Eutin*

*one per room

Click here for the Eutiner Festspiel offer.

Kurzurlaub in Eutin – Perfekte Kombination aus Kultur- und stadtnahem Naturerlebnis

Off to Eutin!

Baltic Holstein region

That carefree holiday feeling, but all year round – that’s what you get in the Baltic region of Schleswig-Holstein, between Glücksburg and Travemünde and in Holstein Switzerland: whether you’re doing a springtime cycle tour with a view of the Baltic, having a delicious snack on “World Fish Bun Day” (always on the 1st Sunday in May), enjoying the evening air in a “beach lounge” in summer, standing on a paddle board in just the lightest of breezes, looking out from a pier at the darkest time of year or relaxing in a winter spa with a view of the sea. It is when the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein shows a different, quieter face, and tourists blow the cobwebs away with torch-lit hikes and gatherings on the beach that you know the best bit of winter has arrived.

Here, by the sea, there is always something to discover and experience in your time out, whatever the season.

Tourist-Information Eutin
Markt 19
23701 Eutin
Phone: +49  4521 70970

More info on the entire Baltic Sea Schleswig-Holstein region can be found on their website and of course on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

Region Ostsee Holstein
Photo credit: Anne Weise Fine Art Fotografie, Köster – Eutin Tourismus, Eutiner Festspiele und Christopher Landerer