Some consider Hohwachter Bay still an insider tip, for others it has long since become a personal vacation favorite. This is ensured by its particular location, its remoteness from clamorous crowds, the pristine landscape and ultimately its noble tradition – numerous estates and mansions in the region deliver proof of it. Beautiful villages are scattered amidst the hilly end moraine landscape and surrounded by several nature preserves. The Baltic Sea coast is reflected in differently shaped beaches, sometimes lined with a dune belt miles and miles long, sometimes protected by steep cliffs. But just like the bathing areas around Lake Selenter, they all have one thing in common: they are naturally beautiful!
Even today the Baltic Sea spa resort Hohwacht with its 871 inhabitants still remains a little fishing village. From the small enchanted thatched cot by the seaside to the elegant luxury hotel with spa area - here your vacation dreams come true. Discover the unique nature around the village and enjoy the far reaching views or take a break in the comfortable "Strandkorb" cafe by the sea.
Framed by the Small and the Great Binnensee (inland lake), the resort area Behrensdorf is located within walking distance to the wonderful natural beach of the Baltic Sea and the neighboring community Panker. Set within a designated conservation area with rare plants and bird species worthy of protection, there is naturally much to discover. Therefore, a pair of binoculars is a must in your luggage. The town's landmark is the lighthouse "Neuland" from the year 1918.
On the edge of the hilly countryside of the Holsteinian Switzerland lies the quiet and restful town of Panker. By crossing the so-called Hubertsberg, the natural Baltic Sea beach is just a few meters away. The pride of the town is the 500 year old Panker Estate. Stunning hiking trails lead to the 128m high Pilsberg with the "Hessenstein" observation tower offering a wonderful view to Kiel, Fehmarn and the Danish islands.
As different as the eight small villages of the Blekendorf community may be, vacationing here truly can be an experience! Carriage rides, horseback riding, biking and hiking tours combine physical activity with healthy recreation. Besides beautiful and lovingly maintained apartments and houses, Blekendorf offers with its surroundings the perfect setting for a family vacation. The splendid bathing fun on the fine white Sehlendorfer beach is pure relaxation.
About 800 eventful years tell the story of the climatic health resort Lütjenburg with its historic market square, the baroque city hall, St. Michael's Church and the former dying house, whose ornate door, definitely worth seeing, now leads directly into the registry office. The Bismarck Tower built in 1898 rises far above the roofs of the picturesque town and opens views over the Ostholstein hills and the Baltic Sea up to the Danish islands.
In close proximity to the Baltic Sea beaches and the lakes of the Holsteinian Switzerland awaits the vacation region of Selent right by the Selenter Lake. Here you will find all conditions for a relaxing stay - unspoiled nature around the second largest lake in Schleswig-Holstein with its idyllic swimming spots, a large rural landscape with small quaint villages, historic churches and mansions.