Picturesque City on the Baltic Sea
Schleswig is a city of some 20,000 people occupying a lovely spot on the Schlei, a 20-km long small fjord of the Baltic sea. It is an old administrative town, especially so after the Kingdom of Prussia made it the regional government's seat after having won the region back from the Danes. There still are many German citizens with Danish nationality living here, and it is not uncommon to hear lively students attending the city's Danish high school speaking their Scandinavian mother tongue in the streets around lunchtime.
In and around Schleswig a number of important places to visit exist, most notably Gottorf Palace with its famous archeological collection of Viking ships and the ancient Viking township of Haithabu where many of the Castle museum's treasures have been found.