Also, this area of Germany shares a bit of culture with its Scandinavian neighbors, including a delicious dish known as Rote Grütze, a fruit pudding made with strawberries, red currants, blackberries, and sugar served with custard. It’s a perfect summertime snack.
But, you’ve got more to do than just eat in Scharbeutz. Oh, OK, there’s not too much else to do but sit along the gorgeous beachside and watch the world go by.
Just in case you do decide to do something other than sit around lounging, Scharbeutz does have an outdoor pool with an artificial wave maker. There’s also a long sea bridge that will take you out over the Baltic. If you’re looking to do some water skiing, the Sea Bridge is just where you’ll go do it.
For a different view of Scharbeutz, a climb up the Soda Tower will do the trick. For more land-lubbing sightseeing and activities, there is the Scharbeutz Local History Museum, an old Wassermühle, both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and miniature golf.
Scharbeutz also has two Cure Parks; as if a therapeutic bath town would be without them? They’re also a nice quiet place to sit for quiet reflection, a picnic, or just letting the kids run around to tire them out.
One of the best things about Scharbeutz (and about the entire state) is the annual Schleswig-Holstein Music Fesitval. Every summer the whole state sets up classical music concerts in venues ranging from castles to manor houses, to village church and barns.
Summer’s probably the best time to come this far north, the weather’s perfect (read: not too hot), the Music Festival’s in full swing, and all the berries are ripe for local goodies. Though, anytime is great to sit in Scharbeutz’s hot springs.