Bad Segeberg is home to the famous Karl May Games in summer. The city presents itself as a ‘city in the green’ at the foot of the Kalkberges (chalk hills). It is surrounded by a hilly forest, wood and lake landscape.
Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival
Since it was founded in 1986 the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (SHMF) is one of the summer’s most exciting cultural events. Wonderful castles and mansions, barns and stables, the most beautiful churches in Schleswig-Holsteins as well as unusual locations like wharfs, airport terminals and old industrial halls are an exciting backdrop for shows that normally are reserved for renowned concert and opera halls.
The diversity of the programme has a main theme each year. The national emphasis in particular means visitors have the chance to experience various musical nations in all their variety.
Each year over 40,000 visitors come to Eutin in July and August for the Eutine Pageants. The open air stage on the large Eutine lake is an incredible setting.
Carl Maria von Weber, composer of the opera Der Freischütz and the most famous son of Eutin was born in 1786. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his death in 1951 the open air opera was first aired in the English garden on the Eutine lake. Since then baroque pieces up to pieces from the 20th century have been played alongside Webers’ compositions.
Hanse City Lübeck
This historic city is famous for more than just its delicious marzipan. It was also home to Thomas Mann, and the Buddenbrookhaus is one of the most-loved literary museums in Germany. In 1987 the remaining part of the city centre dating back to the Middle Ages on the historic city island was given the predicate UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Provincial capital Kiel
Sailing City Kiel is internationally known as the gateway to the North Sea-Baltic Sea canal and for the amazing sailing event in the fjord – the ‘Kiel Week’. World-class sailors compete in various regattas and the clear highlight is the huge Windjammer parade – an impressive spectacle in which more than 100 traditional boats make their way through the fjord. Music, art and culinary delights from all around the world attract more than three million visitors each year.
Probstei Museum Schönberg
The Probstei Museum is in the middle of Schönberg. A large-scale farm estate with historic timber framed buildings and a modern exhibition building are located gracefully in the midst of farm gardens and greenery.
The tour around the permanent exhibition takes the visitor on the personal and working lives of previous inhabitants.
The boat was taken into operation on 16 September 1943 at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg. It was a Type VII C, one of 693 units completed up to 1945. Until it was decommissioned on 8 May 1945 in the Norwegian town of Drontheim it was used mainly in the North Sea against departing convoys and security forces.
From December 1952 it was deployed as ‘Kaura’ under the Norwegian flag.
The naval memorial in Laboe
The world-famous naval memorial in the seaside town of Laboe was created between 1927 and 1936. It is also the memorial for anyone from any nation who drowned at sea and a cenotaph for friendly shipping. The 85-meter tower is open to the public and close to the Kiel locks system of the canal on the east banks of the Kiel Fjord.
In the “Historischen Halle” (historic hall) at the east end of the tower you’ll find an exhibition of model ships, maps and dioramas on the history of merchant shipping and the navy. The submarine, which is also open to the public, was opened in 1972 as a technical museum and memorial on the beach right in front of the Laboe tower.
If you’re interested in a trip into the past on a train, the Museum Station Schönberger Strand is the place to be. Museum Tracks Schönberger Strand is the only location in Germany where they not only present historic steam and diesel trains and ancient railcars on a gorgeous light railway but also historic trams. Some of the vehicles are over 100 years old.
Lachmöwen Theatre – Lower-German Laboe stage
In the ‘Theater am Kurpark’ you’ll find the Lower-German stage Laboe, “De Laboer Lachmöwen”. They present various choruses from the music shell on the beach promenade and the folk dance troupe presents various folk dances and traditional costumes.
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