Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig. Its capital city is Kiel.
Schleswig-Holstein stretches from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea. As it borders Denmark it combines Scandinavian and German aspects of culture. This page collates recent DW content on Schleswig-Holstein.
Kiel, the capital of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, is an ideal place to start and end a cruise. Some 130 cruise ships stop here annually. The show is pretty impressive when the enormous ocean liners come into Kiel and dock right near the center of the city.
Three months after their first-ever relegation from the Bundesliga, Hamburg begin a new chapter at home to Holstein Kiel. The fans expect immediate promotion, but coach Christian Titz is well aware of the difficulties.
Wolfsburg will play Bundesliga football next season. The Wolves beat second-division Kiel 1-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate to secure their spot in Germany's top flight. For minnows Kiel, it was a bridge too far.
They may take a two goal lead to Holstein Kiel but Wolfsburg's continued presence in the Bundesliga is far from assured. Despite a 3-1 loss, the second tier side showed enough to worry the Wolves on Monday night.
Wolfsburg look set to stay in the Bundesliga after an impressive first half display set up a 3-1 win over Holstein Kiel. But the second division side showed enough to suggest the second leg could be a different story.
Unlike most European leagues, the Bundesliga has a playoff system that decides promotion and relegation. For a second season running, Wolfsburg are battling to avoid the drop, this time against second-division side Kiel.