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Cuxhaven

Cuxhaven is my favourite beach resort by the North Sea, and a place with a lot to see as well.

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    Three or four different companies do boat tours in the port and out on the Elbe. All of them depart from the quays next to Alte Liebe. The tours and the fares are all more or less alike, so it does not matter which boat you pick. Check the schedules …
  2. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    A ride in a horse-drawn carriage across 13 kms of dry sea bottom to the island of Neuwerk is the most amazing and unique experience Cuxhaven has to offer. The carriages make it to Neuwerk with one hour stay in the island and then back to Duhnen or…
  3. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    The church in Lüdingworth, a small village now a suburb of Cuxhaven, is known as "Lüdingworther Bauerndom", the "peasants' cathedral". How to get there? Great cycling tour from the seaside suburbs! There is also a hourly bus connection on weekday…
  4. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    CUX-Tourismus is the tourist agency of the city of Cuxhaven and works as tourist information and as agency for booking rental rooms and apartments. Cuxhaven does not have one tourist office for the whole city but more than half a dozen, one for each …
  5. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    The most popular and most attracive day trip destination from Cuxhaven is the island of Helgoland, some 60-70 kms out in the North Sea. Helgoland is famous for its red sandstone cliffs and its high sea climate, the sea birds nesting on the rocks, Wor…
  6. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    DUHNEN Duhnen is the poshest of Cuxhaven’s suburbs with the highest price level. Built on the dunes (sic!) along the tideland coast, it has grown into a buy seaside resort. Big hotel and apartment blocks have been built right behind the dyke. The …
  7. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    The light vessel "Elbe 1" spent decades moored far out in the North Sea waters to show incoming ships the right way. It has been turned into a museum and is waiting for visitors in the port basin next to Alte Liebe. You can explore the ship on your o…
  8. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    The town of Cuxhaven charges a tourist tax (Kurtaxe) of currently 2.70 € per night from its guests. Day visitors have to pay an admission fee to the beach, 3 € per day. Local residents with ID are free. These prices are those of 2013, so perhaps …
  9. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    Built as the seat of a local noble family who administered the place on behalf of the Dukes of Sachsen-Lauenburg, Ritzebüttel was conquered by the city of Hamburg in the late 14th century. It became the seat of the bailiff who ruled over the distric…
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    The stretch of sea shore between Duhnen and Sahlenburg has no beach but salt meadows. At high tide they are partly flooded, at low tide they fall dry. The plants that grow here are specialists for salty water and ground. They are a favourite nesting …
  11. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Cuxhaven, Germany
    Observe the Timetable and the Weather Walking the mudflats is not dangerous during low tide and good weather but you MUST observe the hours. The time of the next high tide (Hochwasser) and low tide (Niedrigwasser) as well as the hours for swimming…
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