Beaches

Germany Holidays: Eckernförde, Baltic spa resort

This small port on the Baltic up near the Danish border used to be famous for its fish smokeries. Today it is a beach resort with quiet charm and good seafood dining.

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Wattwandern by Dangast

Germany Holidays: Wattwandern, otherwise known as mud-flat hiking

Get out in the goo of the Wadden Sea. This pristine environment of tidal flats in the North Sea has plenty of skin-enhancing mud, for free.

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Helgoland from the air

Germany Holidays: North Sea islands

For some the North Sea islands are a string of sandy pearls; for others, they are backward and claustrophobic. It depends on the eye – and the age – of the beholder.

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Borkum yoga on beach

Germany Holidays: Sylt

A sandy splat of land just off the coastline of Schleswig-Holstein is the favoured destination of the rich and fashionable of the north.

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