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Sailing and outdoor fun in Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Set along the Baltic Sea, just a short boat ride from Denmark, Rendsburg-Eckernförde enjoys a peaceful, unspoiled location. Many people opt for Rendsburg-Eckernförde vacation rentals to enjoy the area's sailing, with most coastal towns having their own harbors and marinas for yachts and small boats. There are long stretches of sandy beach for relaxing, and traditional small towns to explore, with markets selling the area's famous smoked fish. There's also the city of Kiel nearby, which is a cultural hub full of museums, art galleries and historic sights.

Things to do

Explore the harbor city of Kiel in Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kiel has a large harbor, with canals and fjords that bring the boats into the city. A great way to see the city for the first time is to take the open-top hop-on, hop-off bus. This takes you along the Kiel Canal, and out to the Baltic Sea terminal, where the huge cruise and cargo ships arrive. Stay in Rendsburg-Eckernförde vacation rentals, and you can also spend time in the city's maritime-themed museums. Schifffahrtsmuseum is full of model boats and exhibits, showing how Kiel went from being a small fishing port to the major terminal it is today.


Sail the Baltic Sea in Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Rendsburg-Eckernförde sits on a calm area of Baltic Sea, making it a popular spot for boat lovers or just for enjoying the quiet beaches. Eckernförde has a number of sailing clubs, including yachting schools where you can pick up some skills before heading out on the water. There's a large harbor, should you wish to arrive by boat, which connects with the charming, traditional town of Eckernförde. Here, you can explore local history at the Museum Eckernförde, or learn how to make – and eat – smoked fish at the unique Alte Fischräucherei Eckernförde.


Enjoy Rendsburg-Eckernförde's mild weather

Rendsburg-Eckernförde enjoys a mild climate, so it's usually mild and pleasant, even in the warmest months of July and August. Rendsburg-Eckernförde vacation rentals are most popular between May and September, when the weather is pleasant for sailing. Spring and fall are generally good for outdoor activities, if you have the right clothing. However, Rendsburg-Eckernförde can suffer from heavy rainfall, with even the summer months getting 14 or 15 wet days, so make sure you pack waterproofs. Winter usually dips just below freezing, with snow sometimes seen, away from the coastal areas.

Natural features

Baltic coast and nature reserves in Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Perhaps the biggest draw for the Rendsburg-Eckernförde area is the coast, which sits on the sparkling Baltic Sea. Towns such as Ostseebad Damp have become popular for family holidays, with long sandy beaches and warm, inviting seas, during the summer months. They're also popular for sailing, kayaking, and many other water sports. Just north of the town is the nature reserve of Schwansener See, which has large meadows full of wild horses, and leads down to a rocky coast with sand dunes and unspoiled shingle beaches. With clifftop hiking and biking trails, it's a great place to get close to nature.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Damp

Fly into Sonderborg (SGD), the closest airport, located 28 mi (45.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rendsburg-Eckernförde?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,498 vacation rentals near Rendsburg-Eckernförde. From 988 Houses to 2,362 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Rendsburg-Eckernförde area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rendsburg-Eckernförde?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rendsburg-Eckernförde:

  • Höxmark: 87 vacation rentals
  • Schönhagen: 139 vacation rentals
  • Schilksee: 58 vacation rentals
  • Düsternbrook: 22 vacation rentals
  • Ulstrupfeld: 47 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rendsburg-Eckernförde?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rendsburg-Eckernförde. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eckernförde Station: 2,816 vacation rentals
  • Rendsburg Station: 707 vacation rentals
  • Melsdorf Station: 1,792 vacation rentals
  • Museum for Geological History: 1,017 vacation rentals
  • Beringstedt Station: 197 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rendsburg-Eckernförde listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rendsburg-Eckernförde?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 988 Houses in Rendsburg-Eckernförde. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rendsburg-Eckernförde include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,362 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Boats: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rendsburg-Eckernförde?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 159 vacation rentals with pool available in Rendsburg-Eckernförde. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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