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Slow down, it's time forA village history: Fahrdorf

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The settlement of the beautiful Schlei village

Fahrdorf is located on the southern bank of the Schlei, directly opposite the Viking City of Schleswig and close to the Viking Museum Hedeby. The small village radiates a beautiful, maritime flair with its buildings, which were erected mostly directly along the water.

The first settlement goes back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Over 80 sites in the village document the existence of early settlers. Daggers, hatchets and even a golden ring were found here, among other things.

At that time, the village was under the rule of St. Johannis monastery in Schleswig, which let the lands to the farmers in the village. Taxes and leases were paid in the form of rye deliveries to the monastery.
Within the framework of a territorial reform between 1780 and 1800, ownership conditions changed. The peasants obtained the property of the land and a vital hedgerow landscape was created.


The Schlei village today

Today, Fahrdorf has a population of 3,000 inhabitants. Due to its beautiful location at the Schlei, the small village is also a very popular place of residence, far beyond Schleswig-Holstein's national borders. Some holiday apartments and a hotel in the village centre allow holidaymakers to enjoy the distinctive flair.

The small beach with sunbathing area and playground invites you to spend hours in and around the water. Many surfers are particularly fond of using this site to ride out on their boards.
However, Fahrdorf is not just a place for bathing and sunbathing, but also cyclists and hikers will find their way here. You can go on many large and small day trips by bike and you can test your hiking shoes at the neighbouring Haddebyer Noor.

If you have a longing for the city after so much village life, the Viking City of Schleswig will await your visit. To get there, go past the Viking Museum Hedeby, over a dam that has been erected in 1813, or with the launch "Hein". From the small port in Haddeby, take the direct waterway to the city harbour in Schleswig.

Historical Tours at the Schlei Villages

Walking in the footsteps of history



During the stone age Süderbrarup had been populated. Trails of the bronze age confirmed the guess. At the new age Süderbrarup got well known for it's railroad track between Kiel and Flensbrug in which was build in 1881.


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Real village romance at the Schlei Villages

We're living at a metropolis. My children do not know cows or sheeps, geese or ducks. During farm vacation at the Schlei villages they get in touch with the wide world of animals and are also able to play beautiful nature surroundings. To give these wonderful experiences to my children I always love to come back to the Schlei Villages.

Maria G. from Frankfurt Maine (Germany)

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