A tornado caused severe damage in Schwentinental near Kiel on Thursday morning.
Fire department chief Kai Lässig reported that he had seen the trunk of the cyclone himself.
The storm left a "path of devastation" about 100 meters wide.
Schwentinental - Several houses were badly damaged, Lässig continued.
Trees fell and cars were buried under them.
According to his information, there were no injuries.
The storm hit the town from the direction of Kiel at around 7:30 a.m.
Among other things, he destroyed garden houses, winter gardens and greenhouses.
The storm also overturned trees in other places in Schleswig-Holstein.
According to the German Weather Service, Schleswig-Holstein was one of the federal states with the lowest wind speeds in Germany in the morning.
The strongest gust was measured in Travemünde at 89 kilometers per hour.