Project Description

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.

Here, you will find lots of holiday options with special places to stay and numerous sights to see amid a network of cycle paths and hiking trails. Water sports and golf enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth.

The “Seen-Tour” circular cycle route takes you along a former local railway line that was once a main artery between Bad Segeberg and Kiel. Steam engines chugged their way along here between 1911 and 1961. This idyllic stretch of the route takes you past several beautiful lakes where you can swim and enjoy the wonderful views.

Visit northern Germany- Barfußpfad im Kreis Segeberg
Rapsfeld im Kreis Segeberg / Visit northern germany

Walkers can enjoy the great variety of hiking routes in the area. A walk around the Grosser Segeberger See is worth doing at any time of year. The 7.5 km loop to see the flowering rapeseed in spring is to be particularly recommended when the vibrant yellow glows in the sun and contrasts with the deep blue of the lake and the green of the trees. Winter too offers fantastic views when strange ice crystals adorn the landscape. Hikes in the vicinity of the River Trave and the Ihlsee and Ihlwald nature reserve are not to be missed.

Day trips also have a lot to offer in Bad Segeberg and the surrounding area, for example, the Barefoot Trail with a corn maze in Todesfeld or in summer the Stockseehof where you can pick raspberries and cherries and enjoy a delicious slice of cake in the farm café.

Noctalis and the Kalkberg-Caves

A unique underground world and pretend vampires.

Bad Segeberg – or Bat Segeberg, as it is sometimes dubbed – is situated in the triangle formed by Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck. This nickname comes from it being a magnet for the bats of northern Europe. Not far from the centre of town, the Kalkberg rises up 91 m above sea level, while beneath it, the only caves in northern Germany extend for 2,260 metres. In summer, the guided tour of the Kalkberg-Caves is a real tourist attraction while, in winter, the cave, with its constant temperature of 9˚C, is home to 30,000 bats. During the tour, you will find out all kinds of things about the cave’s flying inhabitants as well as the totally unique Segeberg cave beetle.

Bat centre “Noctalis” in the Segeberg Kalkberg-Caves

Near to the cave is the Noctalis bat centre where you can discover the animals, the installations, elaborate sets and interactive displays – all by torchlight. Over four pitch-black floors, visitors to the centre undertake a night-time walk in the middle of the day through the simulated habitats of these mysterious fluttering creatures and have fun finding out about what they can do.

Fledermaus-Zentrum GmbH
Oberbergstraße 27
23795 Bad Segeberg
Phone: +49 4551  890 880
E-Mail: office@noctalis.de

More information, opening hours and online bookings can be found on the website.

Im Kreis Segeberg im Noctalis

Discover animals in their natural habitat in Eekholt wildlife park!

Visitors will be enchanted at any time of year by the landscape of the Eekholt wildlife park with its native species of animal. 100 species of animal – 700 in total – live here in 67 hectares of untouched countryside. The park’s particular focus is to provide fascinating experiences within a natural environment, despite being only 30 minutes from Hamburg on the northern edge of the Segeberg Forest.

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Observe native wildlife!

Discover just how beautiful and varied nature is as you take a relaxing walk to discover native species of animal in their semi-natural enclosures. You can do this at the Eekholt wildlife park with its woodland, river, meadow and moorland habitats. Here, you will see wolves, otters, red and fallow deer, wild boar, foxes, badgers, raccoons and wild cats.

Three times a day from March through to the end of October, there are fascinating displays of falconry with lots of information about owls and other birds of prey. The guided tours in autumn to see red deer rutting are also very popular.

All information and tickets for the Eekholt wildlife park are available on the website.

Der Natur auf der Spur im Kreis Segeberg

Spend the night in the Apart Hotel Wasserturm

Stylish, modern and, above all, cosy – the hotel rooms in the Wasserturm Bad Segeberg not only offer you pleasant comfort and plenty of space to relax, but also captivate you with its very own charm, which features a harmonious interplay of region and architecture. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette. Our breakfast box, stocked with regional products, can be enjoyed in the room or in the beautiful garden of the former water tower. Our Honesty Bar is located in the foyer of the hotel. Here, in addition to the hotel’s very own tower gin, there is a selection of drinks available for our guests.

Apart Hotel Wasserturm
Am Kalkberg 8 a
23795 Bad Segeberg
Telephone: +49 4551 9995540
Further information and booking options can be found on the website.

Camping holidays in a natural idyll at “Seecamping Weisser Brunnen”

There are various places to camp by the area’s many lakes. The campsite in Wittenborn, right by the Mözener See, has attractively placed pitches as well as camping pods and tree tents. There is a spring on the site, from which little streams ripple down into the lake.

“Seecamping Weisser Brunnen”

The “Seecamping Weisser Brunnen” campsite is in an idyllic setting, sheltered from the wind, on the banks of the Mözener See. It is a haven of tranquillity for all those who long to relax and unwind while staying close to the city. The campsite is in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, in the triangle formed by Hamburg, Lübeck and Kiel, an area that is particularly well placed for trips of all kinds.

Seecamping Weisser Brunnen
Seestraße 12
23829 Wittenborn
Phone: +49 4554 1413
E-Mail: camping@weisser-brunnen.de

More information and booking options can be found on the website.

Seecamping Weisser Brunnen - Kreis Segeberg - visit northern germany

Off to one of the many discoveries in the Segeberg district!

Segeberg district

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.

Wirtschaftsentwicklungsgesellschaft des Kreises Segeberg
Kurhausstraße 1
23795 Bad Segeberg
Phone: +49 4551 90862 – 18
E-Mail: info@wks-se.de

More information about the Segeberg district can be found on the website and, of course, also on Facebook and Instagram.

Eine Auszeit im Kreis Segeberg
Photo credit: Fledermaus-Zentrum-GmbH, sh-tourismus.de MOCANOX , Tourist-Info Bad Segeberg, Dirk Gosch, Wolf von Schenck (Wildpark Eekholt), WKS, Rainer Deutschmann