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Geltinger Birk

Goldhöftberg, 24395 Nieby, Germany

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Forests

About Geltinger Birk

The Geltinger Birk has been a nature reserve on the Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea since 1986. It is located - northeast of Gelting - mainly in the area of ​​the municipality of Nieby on the Geltinger Bucht at the exit of the Flensburg Fjord. With an area of ​​around 773 hectares, the nature reserve in the Geltinger Bay and on a peninsula is the largest in the Schleswig-Flensburg district. The area belongs to the Schleswig-Holstein Nature Conservation Foundation.



Attractions near Geltinger Birk

Schleimünde13.64km from Geltinger Birk

As Schleimünde is today's Pilot Island that the loop of the Baltic Sea separates. Schleimünde is the location of a lighthouse and a small emergency port for pleasure boats. It belongs to the Schleswig-Flensburg district. The peninsula is 112 hectares and barely five meters higher than the water level. The island is sometimes completely submerged during storm surges. A dam leads to the 14.3-meter high lighthouse at the southern end of the island.

Schlei21.57km from Geltinger Birk

The Schlei is an arm of the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein, which separates the two Schleswig landscapes of fishing and swans. The classification of the Schlei as a fjord is controversial due to its history. According to the common doctrine, it is a glacial channel, but not a fjord. Most of it consists of brackish water. The important Viking settlement of Hedeby was located at the head of the fjord but was later abandoned in favor of the city of Schleswig. A museum has been built on the site,

Glücksburg Castle24.51km from Geltinger Birk

Glücksburg Castle is one of the most important castles in North Germany - rested on the water, it is built on an old monastery and once housed important dukes and nobility. The castle is now a museum and is no longer inhabited by the ducal family. It is owned by a foundation. The original furnishing means that visitors get a real experience of the castle as it was once used.

Tolkschau30.42km from Geltinger Birk

The Tolk Show is a family amusement park in Tolk near the city of Schleswig. It is mainly aimed at families with children up to about eleven years of age. The Tolk show originated in the 1960s from an excursion destination designed as a fairy tale forest and is therefore still often locally called a “fairy tale park” today. The area of ​​the park is 30 hectares.

Marienkirche32.92km from Geltinger Birk

The Lübeck Marienkirche was built from 1277 to 1351. The Lübeck Citizens' Church and Market Church has always been a symbol of power and prosperity in the old Hanseatic city and is located on the highest point of Lübeck's old town island. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Lübeck Old Town. St. Marien is considered the "mother church of brick Gothic " and one of the main works of the church building in the Baltic Sea region. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern G

Gottorf Castle38.97km from Geltinger Birk

Gottorf Castle was built by the Bishop of Schleswig on an island at the end of the Schlei Fiord just outside the city of Schleswig. In 1268 it was taken over by Duke Erik I of Schleswig and it remained in the possession of the Dukes until 1713. One of the oldest iconic buildings in this area which is beautifully carved and also maintaining its beauty today.  It is situated on an island in the Schlei, about 40 km from the Baltic Sea.

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Schleswig-Holstein is a northwestern state of Germany. The state is known for its history, culture, and architecture. There is a river called Eider which forms the historic border between Schleswig and Holstein.