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Wattwagenfahrt nach Neuwerk

Back to the roots

With two HP over the mudflats to Neuwerk island. On to the remotest part of Hamburg.

Travelling by Wattwagen (horse-drawn carriage) is a unique experience. The smell of sea salt, the powerful horses setting the pace and the passengers getting a face full of the sea spray. This used to be norm, but today it is a great adventure for the whole family. Neuwerk in the Helgoland Bight lies in the centre of the national park established in 1990 and it offers rugged, unspoilt nature.

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Short & Sweet

  • For whom All weatherproof Hamburg visitors
  • How to get there By foot from Cuxhaven, by ferry, Wattwagen
  • Tip Wear waterproof clothing
  • Time required 2 to 3 hours
  • Special fact Visit the oldest preserved lighthouse in the world on Neuwerk
  • Food North Sea cuisine in the Restaurant “Zum Anker”

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Neuwerk Island

With its 40 inhabitants, Neuwerk is Hamburg’s northernmost area. It is located in the Hamburg Wadden Sea at the mouth of the Elbe, about 100 kilometres from the Hamburg city hall. There is always a breeze blowing on Neuwerk and you can enjoy a wide view over the sea.

Neuwerk Island

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