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.
Ceremonies are being held to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The fighting began in the early hours of September 1, 1939, when the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired on the Polish fort of Westerplatte. Keith Walker speaks with DW's political correspondent Thomas Sparrow who's been following commemorative events from Berlin.
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.
The Holstein steer Knickers had normal-sized parents on the farm in Western Australia. But he grew too big to go through the abattoir machinery and lives surrounded by smaller animals, attracting social media attention.
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.