Kellinghusen, a city which is famous for their ceramics, is surrounded by the charming landscape Mittelholstein - the "Gate to the national park Aukrug". The idyllic, gentle hilly surroundings of these national park in climatically favourable position, consisting of woods, ponds, bog and heath areas, are a holiday paradise four young and old. The beautiful Stoer- and Bramau-Valley invites to restful holiday weeks and excursions.
The place which has been founded with a considerable safety during the time of Charlemagne (768-814), was named first as Kellinghusen by the year 1148 ("Thoto of Kerleggehusen). The inhabitants were principally craftsmen and traders. Ample clay deposits favoured the foundation of Fayence-factories.
Aukrug is a 380 square kilometres national park in the middle northernmost federal state Schleswig-Holstein. The certified spa national park Aukrug represents woods, heath and pond landscape. The complete area is free of industry, lies away from the noisy traffic but only a few kilometres from the motorway A7. The abundance of woods and the positon between the oceans provide this landscape room with its much praised tasty air.