From the Hamburg-Altona station in Hamburg, which is easily accessible from all throughout Germany by ICE and regional trains, take the NOB or NordOstseeBahn toward Westerland(Sylt) and get off at Friedrichstadt station. From here it is only a 8-10 minute walk into town.
Coming from the direction of Hamburg, take A23 until it turns into B5. Stay on B5 until you reach 202, then make a right on 202. From here make a left on "Eiland" which will lead you straight into Friedrichstadt.
Explore the beautiful and unique Dutch Renaissance architecture here in Friedrichstadt, sometimes known as "Little Amsterdam." With its Dutch-style homes and canals, you may forget which country you're in!
No wonder that there is such a strong Dutch influence here- they actually founded this city in the early 17th century. And just like you can do in the canals of Amsterdam or Venice, you can explore Friedrichstadt on a can tour, or "Grachtenfahrt", and see the city from a different perspective. If you prefer to explore the canals more independently, you can always rent a canoe and row around at your leisure. For information on tours and boat rentals, visit the Tourist Info Center at Am Markt 9, Friedrichstadt.
Another must-see is the city museum "Alte Münze". Not only is the building one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture in all of Schleswig-Holstein, it also houses great exhibitions about the city's history, its religious diversity, and every day life in Friedrichstadt.
Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Am Markt 9, 25840 Friedrichstadt, Friedrichstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
After you've explored the canals by boat, explore the whole region by bicycle on one of their many full-circle bike routes that take you to other magical towns nearby. Check out the Koldenbüttel-Treene bike route or the Frieling route...or simply create your own route! Cycling is the perfect way to discover this region- inquire about bike tours and rentals at the Tourist Info Center as well.
On just one weekend every summer, you can celebrate the "Queen of the Roses" at the annual Friedrichstädter Rosenträume, which is an event dedicated entirely to the beloved flower. Marvel at magnificent roses, enjoy some good music, and wander through the market set up just for this event.