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Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig....

It is the only state where 3 languages are used, namely German, Low German and Danish. Its capital city is Kiel; other notable cities are Lübeck and Flensburg. Schleswig-Holstein is mainly a maritime region, with ports on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its largest port, Lübeck, is the historic capital of the Hanseatic League, which controlled commerce in much of northern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries. And with these two seas: the wind, the watt, the waves, the tides here punctuate life. An ideal holiday spot for families, lovers of water sports and nature. In this land, there is a wide range of activities designed for everyone: children, teens, young people, adults, amateur athletes, professional athletes. The sites to visit are the 'North Frisian Islands' region, the largest park in Holstein Switzerland, the world-class resort of Travemünde, the lakes of Lauenbourg, national park of the 'Schleswig-Holstein foreshore', the long Schlei Bay, the canal linking the North Sea to the Baltic, the island of Heligoland, hotels on the North Sea and the Baltic, beaches, forests.

Cities and towns to visit in Schleswig-Holstein

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