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Discover the cultural side of the Schlei and Baltic Sea

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Between museums and historical traces

Experience history in all its facets

The region of the Schlei and Baltic Sea is strongly shaped culturally by the historical connections to Denmark and the Viking era not only in Hedeby but also throughout the entire region. Even today, you may find historic traces in both museums and outdoors so that you can try to follow them or understand.Similarly imposing are the great city museums and small village museum which have arts and culture not only in their exhibitions but also in their masonry. This includes the variety of churches in this cultural landscape and the landmark of the city of Schleswig – the Cathedral of St. Peter at Schleswig.

 

 

 

 

Historical traces round Schlei and Baltic Sea

A time travel between vikings, denmark and germany

German-Danish history
Estates
Curches
Ochsenweg
Wikinger-Friesen-Weg
Viking history

German-Danish history

You can especially feel and se the German-Danish history in Schleswig. There are danish kindergardens, schools and also the danish minority. But where does all this come from? Have a look over here.

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Estates

Most of the estates in our region are looking like estates embedded in beautiful green parks. Lots of these estates have got a long, exciting history. The manor houses are some cultural jewels of the Schlei and Baltic Sea Region.

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Churches

At the end of the viking era Schlei and Baltic sea began to be a christian society. Some monasteries and churches where build. Nowadays the St. Peter cathedral is one of the most famous and significant churches at the Schlei.

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Ochsenweg

Distance of the Ochsenweg is 245 kilometre from Flensburg via Schleswig and Rendsburg up to Wdedel near Hamburg. Its origin in the 19. century leads us to the old town of Schleswig, to the cathedral of Sankt Peter to the Sankt Johannis monastery as well as to the Bibelgarten and Waldemarsmauer of Danevirke.

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Wikinger-Friesen-Weg

Follow the traces of wikings and friesian history on the wiking and friesian path between north and baltic sea.

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Viking history

Between the 8th and 11th century the north of Europe including the Schlei region had been a viking area. We're telling you the story round the viking settlement in Haithabu.

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Visiting the museums

Discovering history

  • Malereiausstellung auf Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig
  • Goldener Saal im Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig
  • Gottorfer Globus in Schleswig
  • Wikingermuseum in Haithabu
  • Wikingerhäuser in Haithabu
  • Kunsthaus Hänisch in Kappeln

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Living the viking culture

Nowhere in Germany you are able to live the viking culture as intensive as at the Schlei Region round Haithabu. Check out some local art markets or the well known viking days in Schleswig. It's so easy to get beack into the viking ages and viking culture.

Nico R. aus Gera

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