Welcome to Schleswig


Founded in 804, after a major Viking community put down roots across the Schlei fjord, the town was the continent’s economic hub for some 200 years. Later the Dukes of Gottorf made Schleswig their power base from the 16th to 18th centuries. And countless generations of fisherfolk and their families have left their marks.

You can enjoy the long local heritage at excellent museums and along the pretty waterfront.


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$166.21 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Individually guided sailing trips on the Elbe in Hamburg

"Blankenese" sailing trip. From/to HAMBURG. Price for one person. Duration: Four hours  From Hamburg, our route takes us past the large dry docks and container ships in Hamburg port towards Övelgönne, "Der Alte Schwede", Teufelsbrück and the Airbus factory in Mühlenberger Loch. Lying opposite is the charming, hilly and exclusive district of Blankenese with its picturesque "Treppenviertel" (stair quarter), directly facing the first island in the Elbe, Schweinesand, with its magnificent beaches. Whichever way the wind blows, we will sail on towards Wedel, along the Falkensteiner Ufer riverbank, until shortly before the Willkom-Höft ship welcoming station. Our destination is the state border to Schleswig-Holstein before our tour takes us back towards Hamburg and the City marina.  Programme for our sailing trips Voyage duration: Approx. 4 hours. In order to ensure we are able to carry out the trip within a fixed time frame, we may need to use the engine, for example in calm conditions or if there is too much wind.  Meeting point: Landungsbrücken / Elbphilharmonie Participants: 1 - 11 persons. The trip generally takes place with up to nine persons. Children aged 0 - 6: only when accompanied by parents. Guests aged 14 to 18: only with signed authorisation from a parent/guardian.  Equipment and clothing: You need to bring waterproof clothing, clean shoes with light soles, and depending on the weather a hat and sunglasses. Please wear trousers that don't have any rivets (jeans with the usual rivets on the seat pockets are not really suitable).  Weather: The sailing trip will not take place and will be rescheduled in case of thunderstorms, wind strength of more than 6-7 Bft.  or force majeure. In the case of thunderstorms or stormy weather, the tour will be interrupted or terminated. Otherwise, the sailing trip will take place in all weathers. The German Meteorological Office (DWD) helps us plan with greater certainty.  Services: A sailing voyage. Life jackets provided on loan. Instructions for the ship, navigation, meteorology and safety. Participants may steer and sail the ship themselves. Experienced, professional skipper. Drinks are available on board for a small fee. The yacht: Bavaria 42-3. Naturally, our sailing yacht boasts a ship safety certificate from BG Verkehr (the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Commercial Transport, Postal Logistics and Telecommunication), a ship's crew certificate and various commercial insurances.  Skipper: Among others: Holger Brauns, owner and skipper of the Elbsegelei and a passionate sailor of 38 years. In addition, participant in German sailing championships, international championships and European championships.