Ratekau is located approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Berlin, the country's capital, and about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Hamburg.
Ratekau is not the only place in Schleswig-Holstein worth experiencing; travelers should also set out to see the charms of the surrounding countryside, cities and cultural attractions. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Schackendorf, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Fredeburg 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north.
Organise your transportation and head out to Luebeck, a transport and retail hub for the area, located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Ratekau. The place has a wide range of attractions, such as Museum Holstentor, Travemuende Ferry Port and Theater Figuren Museum. Museum of Nature and the Environment and Hansapark are also good places to spend some time.
Whether you're believer or an atheist, visitors are sure to be moved at Schleswig-Holstein's churches and other sites of spiritual significance. Visitors with an interest in history will enjoy Schleswig-Holstein's castles, historic mansions and war relics and monuments.
For those who love the water, include some watersports in your itinerary. Swimming is popular and another option is boating. Schleswig-Holstein offers plenty of laid-back pursuits, such as sunbathing and wildlife watching.
When your time is up in Schleswig-Holstein, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Tschüss" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with memories and photos that are yours to keep forever.