At the northernmost tip of Germany, bathed by the North and Baltic Seas, is Schleswig-Holstein, one of the country’s 16 states, whose capital is Kiel. Lübeck and Flensburg are two interesting cities to visit, and the state’s islands and beaches are other great tourist attractions. Due to its historical past and geographical proximity, Schleswig-Holstein has both German and Scandinavian cultural influences, as it is visible in certain surnames, in countryside manors and castles, as well as in several dishes that are common to both cultures. Use the live webcams to travel through this state.

Population: Almost 3 million inhabitants

Main attractions: Kiel Opera House, Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Wacken Open Air Festival, Gottorf Castle, Gothic Church of St. Nicholas (Bredstedt town), Reußenköge Windpark

Nearest Airports: Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the nearest international airport (about 90 km to the south of Kiel), offering a shuttle bus service (KIELIUS) between the airport and the central station in Kiel.

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