Things to do in Schleswig-Holstein

Our most recommended things to do in Schleswig-Holstein

Sylt: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour by Bus

1. Sylt: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour by Bus

Explore the island of Sylt onboard a comfortable bus and learn about the island on a guided tour. Travel from Trift to stunning locations like the seaside resort area of Braderup, the quaint villages of Keitum and Tinnum, and the lake and mud flats of Rantum. Hop aboard the spacious bus in Trift and relax on the scenic drive to through Wenningstedt to the shifting sand dune area of Kampen. Stop for a short break at the Königshafen restaurant in List. Visit the northernmost Gosch fish shop in List. Continue to the Hörnumer Odde nature preserve where you can purchase a boat trip with an Adler ship and admire the lush Hörnumer Odde preserve. Soak up the local small town charm as you pass through Braderup, Keitum, Munkmarsch, and Tinnum. Head back to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand Ticket

2. SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand Ticket

Located directly on the beautiful beaches of the Baltic Sea, experience an exciting journey into the impressive underwater world between the Baltic Sea and tropical waters at SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand. In 12 themed underwater worlds, breathtaking biodiversity with more than 2,500 animals from the exciting depths of the oceans is waiting to be discovered. Marvel at majestic blacktip reef sharks or the impressive green sea turtle and find yourself face to face with impressive rays. Admire smaller animals such as the colourful clownfish, cute seahorses and other dazzling sea creatures. Walk on the soft, muddy ground of the forest, face a boa constrictor or stick your head into the piranha pool. In the Rainforest Adventure area, get closer than ever to the jungle and its inhabitants. Only from May-June: Join the Pirate Treasure Hunt and become a real pirate in the crew of the Captian! He’s lost all the pirate treasure at SEA LIFE and the crew are none too pleased! Can you help them to find all the lost booty that is hidden around the aquarium and fill in the pirate map as you go?

Flensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

3. Flensburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Flensburg through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

4. Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the medieval city of Lubeck on a self-guided walking tour with your smartphone. Visit the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the city while you go on the scavenger hunt. Instructions how to start the tour will be found on your voucher after booking the tour. Begin your adventure at the Holsten Gate with your mobile phone as your guide. Soak in the warm and vibrant atmosphere while strolling through the streets of the historical town. During the tour, feel free to stop at any part of the tour to spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun and entertaining adventure with family or friends. Throughout the tour, you will learn facts about the history and culture city of Lubeck. Explore the city at your own pace while enjoying a fun scavenger hunt.

Flensburg: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

5. Flensburg: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Become a detective with an outdoor mystery game and discover the beauty of the city of Flensburg. Design and follow your own route. You decide if you pass by places like the famous Museumshafen, the Museumsberg, or the Flensburger Förde. Your goal is to solve a tricky crime case in form of an Outdoor-Escape-Game. Download the app and follow the instructions to set up your Flensburg murder mystery game. Learn about a fictional case and solve riddles and black stories to find the culprit. You will design and decide your own route through the tour. As you walk, hear a fictional story about a missing person. The victim is a former police officer and bestseller author who has disappeared along with his script. Follow the app to various locations to solve this mysterious case. At different locations, you will get access to some audio files or reports related to the criminal case and the missing author. You will meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. Maybe you will find out what happened and also get ahold of his script. Uncover hidden gems of Flensburg during the game. Play with your friends and solve riddles anytime with your team. 

Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town

6. Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town

Join a local beer expert for an exclusive beer tasting tour at the best beer venues in Lubeck’s Old Town to hear fascinating stories about the local history of brewing and drinking customs. The 2-hour beer tasting option includes a visit to 2 beer venues, such as a local pub, beer garden, or brewery. Your private guide will carefully choose places with great hospitality and an extensive menu of popular, regional, and craft beers. Try 4 different types of beers, including 2 craft beers brewed at a local brewery. The guide will explain the characteristics of each of the served beverages along with a history lesson about the medieval and contemporary laws that regulate the brewing methods and ingredients. On the 3-hour option, you’ll hear more facts and anecdotes about Lubeck’s beer scene. During this walking tour, you will visit 2 beer venues in Old Town for a tasting of 6 carefully selected beers. This includes 4 types of locally brewed craft beers. You will also be served traditional German appetizers, such as hot starters, and snacks, such as black dried bread that the locals love to pair with beer. The option for the 4-hour food and beer tasting tour will bring you to 3 places, including 1 restaurant that specializes in traditional German dishes. During this tour, you will sample 8 different types of beers and paired food options. Try German seafood, beef, and potato delicacies. Learn about the role that Lubeck’s culinary culture plays in the living styles of local people and discover flavors and aromas that are unique to Northern Germany.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

7. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Lubeck: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour and Boat Trip

8. Lubeck: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour and Boat Trip

Join an experienced local guide on a private walking tour of Lubeck’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with tickets for a 1-hour boat cruise down the canals. . Discover must-see sights like Holsten Gate, Salzspeicher, and many more. Choose the 3-hour option for a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town. Your private guide will show you the best sights like the iconic Holsten Gate, Salzspeicher, and the Rathaus at the lively Marketplatz. You will also see St Peter’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. The guide will escort you to the pier where you will take a 1-hour cruise down the canals surrounding the Old Town. Hear stories about the history and culture of Lubeck during the tour from your guide. Admire the 7-tower panorama of the Hanseatic city, the romantic salmon row, the charming Gängeviertel, and the Malerwinkel. See various old townhouses, warehouses, churches, bridges, harbors, and more. Choose the 4-hour option for an extended 3-hour walking tour and boat cruise. See the St Mary’s Church (Marienkirche), and marvel at its unique astronomical clock. The extended itinerary also includes a visit to the Lubeck Cathedral, which houses the famous works of Bernt Notke and Thomas Quellinus. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lubeck while exploring the hidden gems of the city. 

Sylt: Beach Vinyasa Yoga Group Course

9. Sylt: Beach Vinyasa Yoga Group Course

Discover the deep relaxation of performing vinyasa yoga on the beach with this group course in Sylt. Enjoy a course that welcomes beginner and advanced yogis/yoginis. Unwind to the fullest with a combination of the sea and a meditative flow of movement. Be greeted by your guide at a local vegan restaurant and head over to the beach together. Reach the beach and listen to the waves on shore as you follow your guide's movements. Learn to harmonize breathing and body movement while taking in views of the sea.  Coordinate your breath to flow from one pose to the next. Find out how to strengthen your entire body and develop a sense of inner peace through meditative practices. Make yoga easy with a guide that uses easy-to-follow instructions. 

Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

10. Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

Discover the city of Lübeck on a private guided walking tour. See a variety of historic buildings of the Old Hanseatic City, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site, with an optional guided tour of the Museumshafen also available. Meet your guide by the Holstentor, a gate many seafarers were jubilant to pass through after their long journies. Stroll past the Salzspeicher, or Salt Storage Houses, along the canal. Next, see St. Mary's Church, which was built on the highest point on Lübeck's Old Town Island. Stop by St. Jacobi's Church, which was the 'Church of the Seafarers' during the Hanseatic era. Your guide will bring the era to life as you hear the stories of the priceless artwork within its walls. As you walk back towards the canals, see the Hansemuseum, and next to it are the famous lift bridges of Lübeck, if you are lucky they'll be raised while you visit. Your walking tour ends at the Museumshafen, or Harbor Museum. Extend your tour to include a guided tour of the Museumshafen. This unique museum is owned by the members who moor their sailboats and yachts in the marina. Discover the remarkable history behind some of these seaworthy vessels.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Our guide, Axel Schattschneider, has really well-founded and comprehensive knowledge of the history, culture, architecture and social development of the city of Lübeck over the course of history. He imparts this knowledge in an understandable, vivid and entertaining way. He was a pleasure to listen to and there was never a dull moment throughout the tour. We learned a lot on this tour and got impressions of Lübeck that we would never have experienced otherwise. Axel was just great.

der fall war sehr spannend und die rätsel waren gut gemacht. es ist keine sightseeing-tour (gott sei dank) sondern es geht um mehrere unterschiedliche kriminalfälle und aufgaben die man lösen muss an orten wo man mehr oder weniger per zufall landet. wir haben auf jeden fall durch unsere eigenen entscheidungen bei den aufgaben witzige orte kennengelernt wo wir noch nie waren. alles hat super funktioniert.

Very good insights into the entire island and most importantly... live commentary from the bus driver! No tape announcements in the world can convey this charm. Definitely a must-do when on the island (especially if you're only there for a day)

kann ich nur empfehlen. alles hat super funktioniert und wir hatten einen sehr schönen tag.

Class crossing! Very friendly staff and a great experience all round.