Section A approx. 57 km from Cuxhaven/Cuxhaven/Brunsbüttel to Freiburg/Freiburg/Glückstadt
This section of the Elberadweg is characterised by sea breeze, salty air, wind and the calls of seagulls. This is the nautical side of the Elberadweg. Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel are the major cities on both sides of the Elbe in this section. At times, the other side of the Elbe’s banks disappear over the horizon. The high embankments and many sheepfold fences are testament to a long tradition of coastal preservation. Fishing and maritime shipping have left their marks in these parts.
- In the North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven, cyclists can benefit from over 200 kilometres of signposted routes and paths. You can’t avoid inclines if you want to get to Cuxhaven: up onto the embankment and straight ahead.
- As a harbour town on the Elbe and North Baltic Sea Canal, Brunsbüttel has plenty of attractions for visitors. You can see large boats from all over the world up close and personal.
- Discover the historic flair of Otterndorf with its historic church, houses, and town hall dating back to 1583.
- The Neuhaus/Oste region boasts a charming historical centre. Located on the Oste, it’s the perfect place to row and walk. Yacht harbours, water skis and art exhibitions offer variety and rejuvenation.
- Cadenberge boasts the historic Graf-Bremerisch Gutspark as well as a range of cosy places to rest.
- With its ‘Vogelkiekerbus’ bus and nature reserves, Freiburg is the jewel in this section’s crown.
- Glückstadt was founded in 1617 by the Danish King Christian IV and built to honour the ideal of the Italian renaissance. Today, Glückstadt is known for its culinary specialities such as herring, and its cultural events such as KulturMärz, the Schleswig-Holstein music festival or the ‘Matjeswochen’ herring festival.