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Picturesque town with lively pedestrian areas, museums, cafés, restaurants on every corner, and all this right on the water – this energy is what makes Holstein’s cities such beautiful destinations. There are definitely worth a day trip or a short visit:

  • Brunsbüttel is located at the mouth of the Elbe and is known for its harbour promenade
  • Surrounded by forests, Burg has a forest museum, a nature trail, and the Burger Au river
  • The Wilster Au River runs through the historic town of Wilster.
  • The district town of Itzehoe has one of the longest pedestrian areas in the North, as well as the Stör river.
  • Glückstadt is a herring town full of historic monuments, with a view of the Elbe.
  • The town of Kellinghusen, located in the Aukrug nature park, is known for its pottery
  • Bad Bramstedt is a spa town in the Holstein Auenland. Its statue of Roland indicates that it is a historic free town.
  • Barmstedt and its Castle Islands.
  • The lively Elmshorn on the Krückau river offers a lot of shopping
  • The rose city of Uetersen
  • The seaside city of Wedel offers beaches, docks where you can welcome ships, and one of the biggest yacht harbours in Europe, as well as the Wedeler Au regional park

Visit our website for more information about events, city tours, arts and culture offerings, as well as museums.

 


  • Wedel Welcome Station

    DaThe welcome station in Wedel, located directly on the Elbe, is an interesting destination for young and old in any season.

    22880 Wedel
    0 41 03 - 70 77 07 o. 80 59 00

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  • Burg Forest Museum

    The Burg Forest Museum and nature experience space – get in touch with local nature

    25712 Burg/ Dithmarschen
    0 48 25 - 29 85

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  • Pirate Playground and Sluice Mile

    Seafaring flair in the heart of Brunsbüttel.

    25541 Brunsbüttel
    0 48 52 - 39 11 86

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  • Elmshorn Industry Museum

    What better place for an industry museum than an industrial city like Elmshorn? This museum tells the story of daily life and work during the industrial era. Experience history up close!

    25335 Elmshorn
    0 41 21 - 26 88 70

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  • Rigmor

    Did you know that the oldest seaworthy sailing ship in Germany – the Rigmor, which is over 150 years old – conquered the Elbe from Glückstadt?

    25348 Glückstadt
    0 41 24 - 89 05 46

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  • Batavia Theater Ship

    This theatre ship, located in an idyllic part of Wedel, has something for everyone on the program. The ship is 100 years old and has a lively history with countless stories and anecdotes. Its current owner acquired it many years ago, and turned it into what it is today.

    22880 Wedel
    0 41 03 - 85 83 6

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  • Garden of the senses

    The “Garden of the senses” combines the five pillars of Kneipp Therapy. Regulatory Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Hydrotherapy and Phytotherapy. The “garden of the senses” is located directly on the historic Ochsenweg bicycle trail.

    24576 Bad Bramstedt
    0 41 92 - 50 62 7

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  • The Ewer Gloria

    Let the contemplative water carry you away.

    25348 Glückstadt
    0 41 01 - 60 64 27

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  • Wenzel Hablik Museum

    Since 1995, the Wenzel Hablik Museum has been located in the landmarked merchant's house on Reichenstraße in Itzehoe.

    25524 Itzehoe
    0 48 21 - 88 86 02 0

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  • Prinzeßhof District Museum

    The Prinzeßhof District Museum is located in the oldest secular building in the city of Itzehoe. A number of Steinburg officials once resided there.

    25524 Itzehoe
    0 48 21 - 64 06 8

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  • Castle Island on Rantzauer Lake

    Cross a small cobblestone bridge over Rantzauer Lake into an idyllic world where time seems to stand still.

    25355 Barmstedt
    0 41 23 - 68 12 04

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  • Burger Museum

    The museum offers insight into the past two centuries, with an in-depth look at a small, wealthy country pharmacy and other crafts and commercial businesses. The old saddlery, which closed in 1990 after nearly 100 years business, now houses the Burger Museum.

    25712 Burg (Dithm.)
    0 48 25 - 90 22 00

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  • Uetersen Rosarium

    Rose season begins in mid June. That’s when the 30,000 roses in the Uetersen Rosarium bloom, making this the largest rose garden in northern Germany.

    25436 Uetersen
    0 41 22 - 71 43 72

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  • Brunsbüttel Sluice information Centre (SIZ)

    Don’t miss the chance to learn about the Kiel Canal sluice!

    25541 Brunsbüttel
    0 48 52 - 39 11 86

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  • Kellinghusen Ceramics Tour

    Discover the ceramic town of Kellinghusen at your own pace!

    25548 Kellinghusen
    0 48 22 - 37 62 30

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  • Experience Hohenlockstedt

    Regional products, authentic experiences, and gorgeous scenery – everything modern travellers and vacationers could wish for. Who would’ve thought that Holstein combines all of these aspects?

    25551 Hohenlockstedt
    0 48 26 - 37 03 78

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  • Dithmarsch State Museum

    Discover Dithmarsch's history

    25704 Meldorf
    0 48 32 - 60 00 60

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  • Wacken – The Heavy Metal Village

    Faster, Harder, Louder in Wacken – and not just during festival season.

    25596 Wacken
    0 48 27- 99 96 60

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  • Waterskiing in Pinneberg

    Sports from sun-up to sun-down

    25421 Pinneberg
    0 41 01- 85 86 60 3

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  • Bad Bramstedt city tour

    Discover the astounding history of this city through different themed tours. All tours include Bad Bramstedt’s castle and Mary Magdalen church, which is more than 700 years old.

    24576 Bramstedt
    0 41 92- 50 62 7

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