Section D approx. 54 km from Zollenspieker to Bleckede
The marshes to the left of the Elbe, and the steep slopes to the right characterise this section just as much as the old shipping town of Lauenburg. Here, the high Elbe banks offer glorious views of the marshes that spur you on from Geesthacht to Lauenburg. The barrages with locks and fish passes remind you that the river flows from here into the sea. The centuries-old local farming tradition provides a varied view of villages and farm buildings between the towns.
- The Zollenspieker - Hoopte ferry station is your last chance to cross the Elbe before Hamburg.
- In Boizenburg/Elbe in Mecklenburg, you’ll discover a cyclist’s ideal image of an interesting and idyllic small town in the middle of the countryside.
- Geesthacht is a small but lively town on the Elbe, and there’s plenty of exciting things and stories to discover in its surroundings. The lively town centre is perfect for strolling and shopping, and the history of Geesthacht has some surprises in store.
- How to describe Bleckede and its surroundings? Art, culture and nature, a historic ambiance and a uniquely beautiful river landscape. Many artists enjoy the delicious peace and quiet provided by this landscape.
- The 800-year-old shipping town of Lauenburg (Elbe) is the southern-most town in Schleswig-Holstein. The picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Elbe with its nostalgic yet wonky half-timbered houses, the Elbe shipping museum and imposing Maria Magdalena church dating back to 1227 are definitely worth seeing.
- The town of Winsen/Luhe is the centre of the Elbe marshland, and boasts a castle and Medieval buildings.
- Scharnebeck offers a technological thrill with one of the world’s largest shipyards and the Elbe-Seiten-Kanal canal.