Thank you for your help in deciding for destinations to visit during the congress. Here is our final selection of excursions. We will fill in more details as they come, like day, duration and price, so keep checking.

#1 A Tour of Castles and Estates

Numerous castles, manors and estates are found in the German county of Schleswig-Holstein. Some of these buildings have a history of over 1000 years. Most castles nowadays are in public ownership and open to visitors. Others are still privately owned farm estates but offer tours. We will choose a fine selection.

Gatehouse

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#2 Zoo “Ark Warder”

This is a zoo specialising in domestic and farm animals threatened by extinction – hence the name. See goats, sheep or geese you never thought existed, many of them close enough for fine portraits.

Girgentana goat

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#3 Eutin Castle

Eutin Castle belongs to the most important courtly secular buildings in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The four-winged palace originated from a medieval castle and was expanded over several centuries into a residence. The castle originally belonged to the Lübeck prince-bishops, later it became the summer residence of the Dukes of Oldenburg. Most of the interior has survived to the present-day. The casing of the Arp Schnitger organ in the chapel is still original. Today the castle houses a museum and is open to the public in summer. The former Baroque garden was converted during the 18th and 19th century to a landscaped park.

Eutin Castle

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#4 The Shore of the Baltic Sea

Take a walk along the coast. The path leads along the Brodten bluff, rising up to 20 metres in height. After four kilometres the route ends at the promenade of Travemünde, Lübeck’s beach resort, were you have time to visit Germany’s oldest lighthouse and the museum ship Passat.

Those who don’t like to walk can just have a look at the bluff before we take you directly to the beach.

Baltic coast

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#5 Sieseby and Hedeby

The village of Sieseby lies by a narrow inlet of the Baltic Sea. With its chalk-white cottages and thatched roofs, it is one of the most beautiful villages of the county.

Sieseby

Hedeby was an important Viking Age trading settlement at an inlet of the Baltic Sea. The place was abandoned around 1100 AD and rediscovered around 1900. Since 2005 exact copies of some of the original Viking houses have been built. The most important archaeological findings are on display in the adjacent Museum.

Hedeby

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#6 Daytrip to Hamburg

One day is not enough to explore Hamburg, Germany’s largest port and “Gateway to the World”. We have combined the three most popular tourist attractions to a great day out.

Old warehouse district

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