Location Heide


  • Is a small, cosy town with about 20,000 residents.
  • Is a town of short distances: The FHW and all shops are within easy reach by bike.
  • Has a good infrastructure and shopping with everything from fashion to electronics.


  • Pure nature. The Wadden Sea national Park Schleswig-Holstein, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, is located right at our doorstep. It covers a total of 500 kilometres of coastline (Denmark to the Netherlands).
  • Will host the Tideland Olympics.
  • Is Europe’s largest cabbage growing region.
  • Is also called the last adventure in Europe (with a wink): The district doesn’t just look back at a moving past (i.a. The Battle of Hemmingstedt), but also still happily makes political headlines today in Schleswig-Holstein.


  • Are typical North Germans: They are known for their inner serenity and tranquillity, their kindness, their tolerance, their patience, their earthiness and their humour.
  • Love the bracing climate of the North Sea: We have mild winters and fairly cool summers. Storms are not uncommon.
  • Like to speak Low German, especially in the countryside.
  • Like to party (Rural Youth Parties, N-Joy concerts in the family lagoon in Büsum, and so on...)

The West Coast

  • Is home to 75,000 heavy metal fans. The world’s largest heavy metal festival takes place every year in the town of Wacken (Steinburg) in the first weekend of August.
  • Is the Mecca of windsurfers and kite surfers. The Kite Surfing World Cup is held in St. Peter Ording (North Friesland), about three quarters of an hour drive away from Heide, every year in July/August.

Current information about Heide can be found under www.heide.de.
Information about the Dithmarschen District can be found under www.dithmarschen.de.