In late July, when Germany was suffering from a wild heat wave, we decided to take a little weekend escape to the Baltic Sea. The German Baltic coast is well known for its beautiful beaches – from white sandy beaches, blue flag beaches to natural stone beaches – steep rugged cliffs and peaceful bays and inlets.
After a little reasearch, we decided to drive to Glücksburg. Glücksburg is a small town in the North of Germany situated on the south side of the Flensburg Fjord accross the Danish Coast. The area offers a diverse and natural coast with well-maintained beach resorts and crystal clear water. The Holnis peninsula which is located north-east of Glücksburg is a real heaven on earth for water lovers. Especially the large shallow water zones are perfect for families with small children and the views are simply breathtaking!
While our main plan for the weekend was to relax and enjoy this Beach Mecca we also planned to visit the Glücksburg Castle. I read before that the Glücksburg Castle is one of the most important Renaissance castles in North Germany, so of course we were really curious to see it. And yes, it is really impressive. The striking white fairytale castle is surrounded by water and has also a wonderful garden to explore.