Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and dishwashers. Prices start at $47 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Schleswig-Holstein. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Fjords and festivals in fascinating Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein is a rich, agricultural region, with 2 dramatically-different coastlines that dazzle with their unique natural beauty, and vibrant cities filled with historic buildings, fascinating museums and delightful festivals. Schleswig-Holstein vacation rentals provide a cozy base for exploring the region, whether you want to stroll the cobbled streets of historic Lubeck or go fishing in the beautiful fjords of the Baltic Sea. With its clean rivers, sparkling lakes and serene tidal flats, visitors flock to Schleswig-Holstein to hike and swim, before dining on the region's finest vegetables, fruits and cured meats.

Things to do

Find attractions for all in historic Schleswig-Holstein

From castles and museums to gorgeous national parks, Schleswig-Holstein offers attractions galore. Set on an island in the Schlei Fjord, Gottorf Castle is known for its Gothic hall and lavishly-decorated facade, while Hedeby Viking Museum offers demonstrations of ancient skills such as iron-working, wool-dying, archery, bread-making, spinning and weaving. Schleswig-Holstein vacation rentals place visitors close to countless historic sites, including the seaside city of Lubeck, which dazzles with its bustling port, Gothic architecture and historic center.


Exploring Schleswig-Holstein's heritage

Schleswig-Holstein has an inspiring array of fun activities and intriguing sites for visitors to experience. There are elegant castles and fine homes, where you can imagine what life was like for the rich and famous of medieval times, or you can attend the annual classical music festival and let all your cares and worries drift away while listening to the lilting strains of Schumann, Bernstein and Mozart. Schleswig-Holstein vacation rentals are close to myriad museums, as well as beautifully-preserved castles and medieval churches, with intricate stained-glass windows and high towers that you can climb.


Year-round rentals in Schleswig-Holstein

Nestled at the northern tip of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein benefits from its position between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, with cooler summers and warmer winters than the country's more-southerly regions. Temperatures here are moderate and consistent throughout the year, with January the coldest month and winter temperatures in the mid-to-low 30s. The winds from the 2 seas can make life chilly in winter, but keep things cool and fresh during the summer months. Summer temperatures sit in the low-to-mid 60s, making this a popular time to visit.

Natural features

Natural wonders in Schleswig-Holstein

Tucked between Germany's border with Denmark in the north and Hamburg in the south, Schleswig-Holstein boasts 2 coastlines, 1 on the North Sea to the west and the other on the Baltic Sea to the east. The region boasts several islands in both seas and is known for its sheer cliffs and stunning fjords in the east, marshland and tidal flats in the west and hilly countryside, dotted with lakes throughout. With rich soil providing spectacular wheat harvests and home to barnacle geese, sandwich terns and common shelducks, the area is a haven for nature lovers.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Schleswig-Holstein?

There's nothing like getting behind the steering wheel and hotfooting it to someplace new. When you're ready to get away and recharge your batteries for a day or two, check out these weekend getaways in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • Get cozy at "4th Newest Beachfront Condo - 100% No Smoking" in Hörnum and make use of all its comforts. But of course a weekend away isn't just about unwinding. Get out and explore some nature hot spots such as South Walton Beaches and Seacrest Beach. Hiking and biking and cycling are among the activities you can have a go at too.
  • "1876 Heritage Homestead" in Whangaimoana is also perfect for a fast-paced break. Stay in with your feet up or get out and enjoy some fishing and mountain biking. If you plan to do some sightseeing around here, Butcher Track and Grand Etang Lake should be on your itinerary.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Schleswig-Holstein?

Generally well located and with a price tag that won't hurt your bank balance, studio apartments offer privacy and style with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Schleswig-Holstein and use it as a base to see the sights around you:

  • Stay at "1876 Heritage Homestead" and you'll be ideally placed to check out cultural sights like BATS Theatre and Academy Galleries. A fireplace and towels are two amenities at this property in Whangaimoana.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Cosy Quiet Lodge In Picturesque Garden And Orchard" which offers a kitchen, a restaurant dining guide and more. Located in Sylt, sights like TSB Showplace and Real Tart Gallery will appeal to the culture vulture in you.

Can I find short term rentals in Schleswig-Holstein?

There's nothing like a quick getaway to discover a brand new place. Browse these short-term rentals in Schleswig-Holstein and check one more destination off your must-see list:

  • Located near central Hörnum, "4th Newest Beachfront Condo - 100% No Smoking" is just right for a short-term stay. Use it as your base to explore top attractions nearby, such as Pier Park.
  • "1876 Heritage Homestead" is also a good choice for guests planning a quick getaway. Stay at this vacation rental in Whangaimoana to be within easy reach of Palliser Bay and other big attractions.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Schleswig-Holstein?

A romantic weekend getaway in Schleswig-Holstein is a surefire way to rekindle the passion. Light some fancy candles, grab your honey by the hand and get set to send sparks flying at one of these properties:

  • Catch up on quality time and lots of cuddles at "Stargazer’s Oasis Near Oak Creek And Hiking Trails" in West Sedona. Winery tours and a balcony are among the thoughtful touches you'll find here.
  • Another tempting option is "Luxury Home Close To Aruba's Best Beaches" in St. Peter-Ording. Enjoy perks here including a nearby bay and a swimming pool, in addition to each other's company.

Are there mansions for rent in Schleswig-Holstein?

Forget waiting in turn at the hotel breakfast bar or battling it out for a deck chair around the pool during your vacation. Round up your favorite people and upgrade your getaway big-time by booking one of these mansions for rent in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • Settle in, switch off and take advantage of all the magnificent things on offer at "Mansion Hoyerswort - Apartment 2 Stork's Nest - Id 384" in Buffalo. Top amenities here include a swimming pool and a sauna.
  • "Mansion, Private Beach, Helipad" is another fancy option that's hard to resist. It's located in Angra dos Reis Centro and features plenty of highlights your guests will love, including beauty services and a swimming pool.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein?

When it comes to planning a vacation, the more people the merrier. If you're looking for somewhere with ample space to fit the entire family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein could be your perfect pad:

  • "Luxury Home Close To Aruba's Best Beaches": With 4 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in St. Peter-Ording has lots of room for you and the whole gang. Amenities such as a swimming pool and a kitchen will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Ferienhaus Wasserkoog - Cottage": Located in Tetenbüll, this roomy stay has 5 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a get-together with the family. There's a whole lot to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, including a fireplace and a garden.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Schleswig-Holstein?

If you're planning to host a big family vacation or a special event like a birthday party in Schleswig-Holstein, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list. Vrbo has large vacation rentals that'll fit as many people as you want. Here are some terrific examples:

  • "House For Sale In The": With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 50 people, you'll have more than enough space at this property in Barra da Tijuca. Convenient amenities here include a water park and a garden.
  • "Großzüg. Reetdachhaus Huus Uelvesbüll": Situated in Uelvesbüll, this retreat offers amenities like a sauna and a garden. It has 1 bedroom and can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Schleswig-Holstein?

In Schleswig-Holstein, there are plenty of house rentals where every day can be a pool day. Having a splashing good time will be your highest priority at one of these popular retreats:

  • The pool at "Holiday House - Holiday House Hangerstraße 14" is guaranteed to add a whole new level of fun to your escape. Located in Hörnum, this rental home also comes with nearby birdwatching activities and free toiletries.
  • Unwind beside the water while the kids paddle around at "Beautiful House For 6 People. With Terrace". This option in Westerland features a range of conveniences to keep the family nice and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a barbecue grill.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein?

There's nothing like travel to bring your family together, but first, you need to find the ideal space. These large family vacation rentals in Schleswig-Holstein come with lots of room to stretch out and relax with your loved ones:

  • Located in St. Peter-Ording, "Luxury Home Close To Aruba's Best Beaches" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 of your nearest and dearest. A couple of the conveniences here include a dining table and a nearby bay.
  • Another popular option, "House" in Wenningstedt-Braderup offers 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. A barbecue grill and childrens activities will help keep the whole gang feeling more than comfortable.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Schleswig-Holstein?

Book a Schleswig-Holstein vacation home with an indoor pool and every day can be a pool day. Invite the entire gang along to one of these sprawling rentals that offer this seriously fancy perk:

  • Invite up to 12 of your friends to a swanky stay at "Strandburg Detached House". This Goting retreat comes with 4 bedrooms and a myriad of amenities besides an inviting indoor pool. A swimming pool and mountain views are among them.
  • What's better than a pool? A private pool right inside your house, just like at "Apartment 4 - Steinhardt - Guesthouse Sylvie". This getaway in List has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. It also offers plenty of other highlights to entertain your guests, including a water park and a garden.

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