Schleswig attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Schleswig

Dom St Petri

With its steeple towering above the Altstadt (old town), the Dom St Petri provides an excellent point of orientation. It’s also home to the intricate Bordesholmer Altar (1521), a carving by Hans Brüggemann. The 12.6…
Top Choice Museum in Schleswig

Wikinger Museum

Vikings ruled from their base here at Haithabu, across the Schlei from Schleswig, some 1000 to 1200 years ago. Located just outside the historic settlement (now an archaeological site), this kid-friendly museum feat…
Museum in Schleswig

Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum

The Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, in Schloss Gottorf, is filled with art treasures. A roomful of paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a wood-panelled 17th-century wine tavern from Lübeck create a memorable fi…
Sculpture in Schleswig

Gottorfer Globus

View a reconstruction of the famous Gottorfer Globus, which has been placed in its own house, a five-minute walk through the castle's lovely formal gardens. The exterior of the 3m-diameter globe shows how the contin…
Village in Schleswig


This tiny fishing village is near the mouth of the Schlei. It makes for a good stroll, with some historic buildings and old boats. You can cycle here (about 32km), but the best way to arrive is on a tour boat from S…
Museum in Schleswig

Danevirke Museum

Northern Germany has its own version of the Great Wall of China: the Dannewerk, a 30km-long earth-and-stone wall that stretched across today's Schleswig-Holstein and protected the southern border of the Danish kingd…
Museum in Schleswig

Archäologische Landesmuseum

Effectively an extension to the Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, the Archäologische Landesmuseum boasts the Nydam-Boot, a reconstructed and preserved 28-oar rowing boat from 350 BC, which is housed in its own hall.
Museum in Schleswig

Stadtmuseum Schleswig

Schleswig’s city museum incorporates a treacly (and kid-friendly) Teddy Bear Haus in a half-timbered building off the courtyard. More sober displays outline the city's history. It’s a signposted five-minute walk nor…