Rendsburg lies in the very heart of northern Germany, halfway between Hamburg and the Danish border and sandwiched between Kiel in the east and St. Peter-Ordin in the west. This wonderfully diverse region offers something for everyone: ramblers, hikers, cyclists, town-lovers, history buffs and adrenaline junkies will all find themselves spoilt for choice, with plenty of popular excursions and a few hidden gems too. Here are just a few of our top tips:
The Kiel Canal cycle path runs right past Hotel ConventGarten. So why not jump on your bike and immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery that lines the route. We have men’s and women’s bikes available to hire for €8.50 (for bikes with gears) or €7.50 (for bikes without gears) per day. You can reserve your bikes in advance when booking your room or simply hire them from reception once you’re here.
If you’re more comfortable on your own two feet, there’s still plenty to discover along the banks of the canal. Perhaps most surprising is the sight of the world’s longest bench, which comes in at an impressive 575.75 meters. What better place to sit and enjoy the picturesque scenery and comings and goings on one of the world’s busiest man-made waterways.
Whatever the weather, the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Neumünster is a must for all shopaholics. This popular retail outlet, just a 30-minute drive from Hotel ConventGarten, draws shoppers from far and wide with brands as varied as Adidas, Michael Kors and Zwilling.
Every summer, visitors flock to Rendsburg’s neighbouring town of Büdelsdorf. Their destination? NordArt, the largest annual art exhibition in northern Europe. NordArt might be the calendar highlight, but art lovers are also well catered for all year round with a wide range of museums including Kunstwerk Carlshütte and the Jewish Museum in Rendsburg.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2018, the Archaeological Border Complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke is the perfect place to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings of northern and central Europe.
Details of other fascinating excursions can be found on the tourist pages of the Rensburg town website: