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Tourism is vey important for this city. Cuxhaven, which belonged to Hamburg until 1937, is Germany’s largest sea resort. This is why there are so many hotels that are interesting for the sophisticated traveller. You will also find numerous wellness hotels.
Seafaring certainly plays an important role in Cuxhaven. Cuxhaven is home to an important fisherman's wharf and is ship registration point for Hamburg as well as the Kiel Canal.
When staying at Cuxhaven we recommend you to visit the lighthouses, such as Neuwerk, located on the identically named island, and the former pier called „Alte Liebe“ (Old Love). The fish market, taking place once or twice a month on Sunday, is also very beautiful. It nicely mirrors the North German way of life. Nearby you will find hotels, which make it easy for you to access the whole town comfortably. You may also find the light vessel „Elbe 1“ interesting. It is anchored at the harbour.
In the newly renovated castle Ritzebüttel there are now concerts and lectures taking place, which we can recommend as a welcome change for all business travellers during their stay at a Cuxhaven hotel. There are also numerous interesting exhibitions taking place throughout Cuxhaven.
If you have enough time, we recommend you to make a trip to Germany’s deep-sea island named Helgoland, which is only about two hours away from Cuxhaven. You also have the Wadden Sea right in front of you when staying in Cuxhaven. The major local events are the Duhner Wadden Race or the „Cuxhaven Harbour Days“ as well as the rock festival Deichbrand. Numerous hotels are located directly at the beach.
The North German cuisine with freshly caught shrimps and fish plays a major role in the Cuxhaven restaurants – many of which belong to one of the hotels in town. The Cuxhaven hotels have adapted to the requirements of the tourists.
You can reach town coming from Bremen with the train. And the city is situated at the autobahn A27 and the federal highway B73.
Total population: 51,899 (31st December 2006)
Postal codes: 27472, 27474, 27476, 27478