Eckernförde – relaxation, water sports, sunshine, culture, culinary delights, and diverse shopping experiences.
Location: Surrounded by coastline and luscious landscape
Eckernförde is located in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea coast. Being close to Denmark, its name originates from the name of a Danish castle, which used to be located nearby in the 13th century. The Old Town dates back over 700 years, making it one of the oldest Baltic Sea resorts in Schleswig-Holstein. The coastal town boasts a long, clean stretch of sandy beach and a saltwater pool near the harbor. Easily reached from Hamburg Airport, the town affords good local transport links with its own rapid transport rail system and convenient train links to other towns and cities in Germany. Eckernförde is known for its harbor, old town, fishing industry, and passion for ice cream.
Culture: Museums, galleries, theatre, and gastronomy
An old wooden bridge transports you from the inner downtown to the Borby district. Here, the church with its Romanesque baptismal font dates back to the 13th century. Entertainment is never far away day or night. Go on city tours and boat trips by day, and enjoy concerts, restaurants, and bars by night. Concerts, art galleries, and theatres offering arts from all genres can be enjoyed. Food lovers will discover fresh fish on the harbor side and a plethora of restaurants offering fresh, mouth-watering dishes as well as the delectable ice cream that is popular with the locals and tourists alike.
Activities: water sports, biking, walking - an adrenaline-seeker’s paradise
Whether you are looking for a rush of adrenaline from horseback-riding, cycling, or rambling, you can be active here. Water rats find possibilities for surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, or swimming at their doorstep. More laid-back treats include lying on the soft, sandy beach, simply doing nothing. Art connoisseur, culture enthusiasts, or those who like ambling around old, winding alleyways and lanes lined with artisan shops and restaurants, will find that Eckernförde has something for everyone. For art lovers, there are numerous galleries featuring contemporary international artists and art from northern Europe - a taste to suit everyone.