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The former fishing town Eckernförde opens up into an extensive bay on the Baltic Sea and alongside the picturesque harbour, there are four kilometers of sandy beach. Here you can bathe in the sea to your heart’s content, get actively involved with water sports or simply let your mind wander free.
You can reach Eckernförde by car via the federal motorway A 7 from Hamburg and then you travel further via the A-Road 77. The small town also has a railway station as well as a well-developed local public transport network with bus lines going in all directions.
Eckernförde presents you with a 700 year old town centre and a beautiful Spa Gardens. A promenade leads along the bay and provides you with a magnificent panorama view of the town and the harbour on the Seelustbrücke.
Sights worth seeing in the area is theBorbyer Kirche „Borbyer Church“ from the 12th Century. You can combine the tour with a bike ride through the blossoming fields through the softly undulating landscape.
The Meerwasser-Wellenbad „Seawater Wave Pool“ is available all year round and if you want, you can obtain extensive information about the region and its specific characteristics at the Ostsee-Infocenter.
The Räuchermuseum in the old town demonstrates how the famous "Kieler Sprotten" were produced. In the past there were more than 50 smokehouses in Eckernförde
Also the Museum Eckernförde presents you with an interesting history of the town and also provides you with alternating exhibitions.
The Galerie Nemo established itself in a historical boathouse and it displays contemporary art.
In the Ratskeller Eckernförde you will be able to get haute cuisine for moderate prices. Typical dishes from Schleswig Holstein such as the Seemannslabskaus „Sailor´s Lobscouse“ or the Holsteiner Sauerfleisch “Holsteiner sour meat in jelly”, but you can also get a steak and fresh fish here.