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Like a river, the Schlei winds its way from the Baltic coast to the town of Schleswig, 40 km away. However it is not a river but a coastal inlet. The water is not particularly deep. The Schlei valley was carved out during the last Ice Age, when the entire region was covered in a thick layer of glacial ice. After the glaciers melted, fresh water collected in the Schlei valley, which was then flooded by the Baltic Sea about 7,000 years ago. The result is a mixture of fresh and salt water that is tolerated by both freshwater and saltwater fish.
The Schlei and its shores are regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in Schleswig-Holstein. A tiny village called Sieseby has remained almost unchanged during the centuries. The entire village is a protected monument and still belongs to the former ruling house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluecksburg.

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