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Schleswig-Holstein North Sea

On a voyage of discovery by bike

From church tower to Haubarg, through magnificent dune landscapes or with a picnic on the beach: a multifaceted, well-signposted network of cycle routes runs through the entire holiday region and is perfect for active exploration. True to the motto "The journey is the reward", you'll get to know the region and its people, discover dreamlike places and hidden gems. Bike-friendly accommodation also welcomes cyclists for the night. Guided cycle tours provide exciting insights into culture and tradition. Touring and children's bikes plus convenient e-bikes with a built-in tailwind can be rented at numerous rental centres along the North Sea.

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7 great highlights

  • Büsum harbour: The harbour basin of Büsum harbour has been home to the largest crab cutter fleet in the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea region alongside the museum harbour since 2001 now. If you would like to admire ships and boats from different decades, then a visit to the museum harbour is just the thing for you!

  • Eider Barrage: The Eider Barrage at the mouth of the Eider near Tönning is one of the largest coastal defence structures in Europe. It safeguards shipping traffic between the Eider and the North Sea, drains the hinterland and, most importantly, protects against storm surges. The barrage's road tunnel connects the districts of Dithmarschen and Nordfriesland.

  • Multimar Wattforum: Interactive exhibition about the Wadden Sea National Park with new otter enclosure. The Multimar Wattforum in Tönning is the largest information centre for the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park.

  • St. Peter-Ording beach with pile dwellings: The term "vastness" is given a whole new meaning on the incredible sandy beach of St. Peter-Ording. You'll encounter active sports enthusiasts, swimming fanatics and nature lovers alike on the twelve-kilometre-long and two-kilometre-wide beach. This is because the size of the beach is such that it offers a variety of ways to spend your holiday.

  • Castle in front of Husum: Situated close to the castle park and surrounded by a moat, it was originally built by Duke Adolf von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf in the 16th century and is now an important cultural venue.

  • Roter Haubarg: The Roter Haubarg is a historic farmhouse dating back to the 17th century and is situated on the Eiderstedt peninsula. Despite its name, it is not red, but rather white, covered with a huge thatched roof. Besides a café and a restaurant, you can also explore an agricultural exhibition here.

  • Nolde Foundation Seebüll: Annual exhibition of Emil Nolde, one of the leading painters of Expressionism, that changes every year. He lived in Seebüll until his death. Visitors can view many of his works here and find out more about the painter in his house, studio and garden.  

Stage overview

The North Sea Cycle Route connects the various regions along the North Sea coast. The following stages run through the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea region: 


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