Schleswig-Holstein

“Moin” is how people in Germany's northernmost state like to greet people. Visitors, many of them from Germany, have long flocked to Schleswig-Holstein on a regular basis. One obvious reason is its proximity to the sea. The federated state lies on the base of Jutland Peninsula between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Schleswig-Holstein is an important trade point and shipbuilding site. The area’s economy is also known for agriculture, such as its Holstein cows. There are many small villages in the state where people know each other and stand up for each other. Guests might want to try the culinary speciality “Labskaus”, a traditional dish made with potatoes, meat and beetroot.

The state’s capital Kiel hosts the Kiel Week regatta and festival every year, a major tourist attraction. The most famous sights in Schleswig-Holstein are the Holsten Gate in Lübeck, Gottorf Castle in Schleswig, and the water castle Glücksburg Castle in the town of the same name.

The federated state of Schleswig-Holstein is located in the very north of Germany. It covers 15,800 km² and has 2.9 million inhabitants.

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  • 15.799 km²
  • 8 student cities
  • 13 universities
  • 512 degree programms
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    • 2 universities
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    • 1 university
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    • 3 universities
    • 253 degree programms
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    • 3 universities
    • 73 degree programms
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    • 1 university
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    • 1 university
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    • 1 university
    • 20 degree programms

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