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Schaalsee

Schaalsee, Germany

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Schaalsee

The 24 km² large Schaalsee is a lake on the border between Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany  It is one of the deepest lakes in Germany and was in 2019 as a Living Lake of the Year Award. It was home to a good population of large predatory fish and also there are several islands and peninsulas in the Schaalsee, of which the Kampenwerder peninsula is the largest.



Attractions near Schaalsee

Elbe-Lübeck Canal17.41km from Schaalsee

Elbe-Lübeck Canal is a German waterway connecting the Elbe River at Lauenberg with the Baltic Sea at Lübeck. The waterway, 64 km (40 miles) long, was built in 1895–1900 to replace the medieval Stecknitz Canal. The modern canal was built in the 1890s to replace the Stecknitz Canal, a medieval watercourse linking the same two rivers.

Ratzeburger See21.34km from Schaalsee

The Ratzeburger See is a lake in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein in the Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park. Amidst the lake is an island upon which the City of Ratzeburg is located, accessible from the mainland via three isthmuses. The island is home to the Old Town, including a cathedral - one of the oldest in Germany.

Schwerin Cathedral32.09km from Schaalsee

It is called Schweriner Dom in German, an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral located in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It was established by Henry the Lion in the late 12th century. The tower, is 117.5 meters high and was built between 1889 - 1893. It has the tallest church spire in the state.

Mecklenburg State Theatre32.25km from Schaalsee

It is the main theatre in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The theatre has 650 seats and is used to perform plays, opera, musical theatre and ballet. It was built between 1883 - 1886 after the previous theatre was destroyed by a fire.

Schwerin Castle32.3km from Schaalsee

A Castle in Schwerin city, the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is located on an island in Lake Schwerin, and most parts of the castle was built between 1845 - 1857. For centuries the castle was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today parts of it serve as the residence of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament, other parts are open for tourists.

Lübeck Cathedral32.74km from Schaalsee

Lübeck Cathedral is a large brick-built Lutheran cathedral in Lübeck, Germany and part of the Lübeck World Heritage Site.  this Romanesque building was transformed and extended in the Gothic style. Inside, admire the gigantic crucifix sculpted by Bernt Notke between 1470 and 1477 in the Late-Gothic style. One of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also the main tourist attraction too.

Where is Schaalsee

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Schleswig-Holstein60 attractions

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.