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Cheap flights to Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost region in Germany rich in history but never lacking beauty. Out of the 16 regions in the country, the Schleswig-Holstein is one of the most popular spots for tourists as it offers a touch of the sea and the sand, coupled with the countryside feel, and topped with the history shared by both Denmark and Germany. The region, known as separate states before it ended up with its mother Germany, has a wonderful story to tell, and through its vistas, tourists may now experience and enjoy its richness and its magnificence.

Countless wonders await visitors to Schleswig-Holstein, the major tourism state north of Germany. The region boasts of coastlines split to the north and Baltic Seas, and while the unpredictable and fickle weather in Europe forbid tourists to fully enjoy a day in the beach in their Strandkörbe (sheltered straw beach seats) with fresh cocktails on hand, the region still has the title as the “Côte d’Azur” or the French Riviera of Germany. Aside from the coasts which can be enjoyed by visitors, the region's interior comprises of green farmland, making it a suburban countryside destination. Lines of contemporary German architecture like castles and villas, and a few spots of modernity like centers and shopping malls adorn the place, and with the hospitality of the people, one can really enjoy the trip to Schleswig-Holstein.

Schloss Gottorf – This 18th century medieval fortress is the home of the Duke of Gottorf in Schleswig. The medieval fortress, now transformed into three museums, retain its glory and beauty as it is now filled with art treasures, artifacts, and a planetarium. The first museum in the trio is the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, where paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a wood paneled 17th-century wine tavern from Lubeck welcome visitors of the magnificent estate. Further, the second museum is named as the Archäologische Landesmuseum, where a reconstructed and preserved 28-oar rowing boat from 350 BC is housed. Meanwhile, the third museum is reached through a five-minute walk to the castle's garden, where a recreation of the famous Gottorfer Globus known as the first planetarium can be found.

Holsentor – Found in Lubeck, the Holsentor is an icon of the region and has graced many souvenirs, paintings, postcards, as such with its sheer beauty. Although today it appears to sag and has lost its full glory, the Holsentor is still a popular destination to visitors and locals alike. By the entrance on the west face, an inscription reads 'concordia domi foris pax,' which means 'harmony at home and peace aboard.'

The Halligen – Often mistaken as a sandbank and an island, the Halligen is one of the 10 wafer-flat islets scattered in the Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer or the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. It is home to seal colonies, and day tours to the mini islands are in order if visiting the area. A popular and arguably the prettiest destination in the lot is the Hallig Hooge, seconded by Langeness and Grode.

Dom St. Petri – Another intricate and magnificent church in Germany, the Dom St. Petri is the home to the Bordesholmer Altar, a 12.6m by 7.14m altar where 400 figures in 24 scenes in relation to the Passion of Christ are exhibited, portraying the artist's extraordinary patience and craftsmanship.

Other sites to visit include the Kiellinie Beachfront, the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, and the Schleswig-Holstein Market, where fresh food and ingredients can be bought. Aside from the sights and the spots, the Schleswig-Holstein is also a popular destination for tourists who are into the culture and the arts of a certain region as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Lubeck Nordic Film Days (both national annual events) are held here. The former is an annual classical music festival all over the state, while the latter is an annual festival for movies from Scandinavian countries. The Wacken Open Air fest is also held in the area, which is considered the largest heavy metal rock festival in the world.

How to get around within Schleswig-Holstein

The state has an extensive railway system which can be used by travelers and visitors to get around the main destinations. There are also a number of bus lines servicing even to the farther areas and coastlines, perfect for travelers coming from the city centers.

How to get there

To get to the region, the busiest airports are the Frankfurt am Main and the Munich Airport. From there, take a regional flight or scheduled charter to the north of the country and towards the sprawling region of Schleswig-Holstein, or you may opt to ride the rails to the north. Flights in and out of the region may be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online source of the cheapest flights to Germany and Schleswig-Holstein. With over 600 airlines to choose from, it is a convenient way to check on the flights available from your flight providers. 

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