The Baltic seaside resort Eckernförde originally got its name because of its "squirrel ford". Therefore, the squirrel also adorns the town's coat of arms. The town has become famous for the Kiel sprats, which originate from Eckernförde. The city with its pedestrian zone and many stores invites you to go shopping. The nationally known event highlights of Eckernförde are the fish market, the eel regatta, the pirate spectacle and the Eckernförder Classics.