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From Hamburg, Brunsbüttel or Cuxhaven: Day Trip to Helgoland

1. From Hamburg, Brunsbüttel or Cuxhaven: Day Trip to Helgoland

Take an exciting day trip from to Heligoland, Germany's only island not in the vicinity of the mainland. Over 40 miles off the coast, the island is known for its spectacular red cliffs, upon which sit the white sands of sprawling dunes, surrounded by unspoiled nature. The boat departs from Hamburg early, with the ride lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Zip down the Elbe river to Cuxhaven and out onto the North Sea on a sleek, ultra-modern catamaran, passing the port of Cuxhaven. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, gazing out across the vast waters from the open-air deck, or from the comfortable cabin. Modern flat screens all over the ship will teach you fun facts about the Elbe, Northern Germany, and the North Sea during the cruise. Arriving on Heligoland, wander the stunning island for approximately 4 hours. Gaze out over the dunes and onto the north sea, before doing some shopping — all tax free because of the island’s duty-free laws. Soak in the idyllic charm of the area, before hopping back on to the comfortable boat for your trip back to Hamburg.

Sylt: Guided Mudflat Hike on the Island

2. Sylt: Guided Mudflat Hike on the Island

This mudflat hike takes you on a tour of discovery into the mudflat landscapes of the island of Sylt, led by Westerland-born outdoorsman Jan Krüger. Sylt is his home and his living space. As a national park mudflat guide and national park partner, he is now out and about in the Wadden Sea and on the island. For him, there is nothing better than enjoying the atmosphere of nature with a group. The mudflat hike takes 1.5 to 2 hours. If the Temperatures permitting, we like to go barefoot. In spring, autumn and winter we go out into the mudflats with rubber boots. No visit to Sylt would be complete without a trip to the Wadden Sea. Whether you go for a walk barefoot or with sturdy boots, it doesn't fit Mudflats, exploring this “enchanting replace unique” landscape is an unforgettable adventure best enjoyed “out” with a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to the unpredictable tides. Sylt lies in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein's Wadden Sea National Park, which extends over almost 4,500 km² and is Germany's largest national park. This remarkable area is teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including mussels, shore crabs and brown shrimp. In spring and autumn, millions of migratory birds stop here on their journey south or north and enjoy the rich resources of the Wadden Sea. "Seals and gray seals live on the sandy beaches, and with a bit of luck visitors can even catch a glimpse of a porpoise. get out that doesn't fit the mudflats." The Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 and is proof of its importance the preservation of such unique ecosystems.

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From Hamburg, Brunsbüttel or Cuxhaven: Day Trip to Helgoland

From Hamburg, Brunsbüttel or Cuxhaven: Day Trip to Helgoland

Take an exciting day trip from to Heligoland, Germany's only island not in the vicinity of the mainland. Over 40 miles off the coast, the island is known for its spectacular red cliffs, upon which sit the white sands of sprawling dunes, surrounded by unspoiled nature. The boat departs from Hamburg early, with the ride lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Zip down the Elbe river to Cuxhaven and out onto the North Sea on a sleek, ultra-modern catamaran, passing the port of Cuxhaven. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, gazing out across the vast waters from the open-air deck, or from the comfortable cabin. Modern flat screens all over the ship will teach you fun facts about the Elbe, Northern Germany, and the North Sea during the cruise. Arriving on Heligoland, wander the stunning island for approximately 4 hours. Gaze out over the dunes and onto the north sea, before doing some shopping — all tax free because of the island’s duty-free laws. Soak in the idyllic charm of the area, before hopping back on to the comfortable boat for your trip back to Hamburg.

Sylt: Guided Mudflat Hike on the Island

Sylt: Guided Mudflat Hike on the Island

This mudflat hike takes you on a tour of discovery into the mudflat landscapes of the island of Sylt, led by Westerland-born outdoorsman Jan Krüger. Sylt is his home and his living space. As a national park mudflat guide and national park partner, he is now out and about in the Wadden Sea and on the island. For him, there is nothing better than enjoying the atmosphere of nature with a group. The mudflat hike takes 1.5 to 2 hours. If the Temperatures permitting, we like to go barefoot. In spring, autumn and winter we go out into the mudflats with rubber boots. No visit to Sylt would be complete without a trip to the Wadden Sea. Whether you go for a walk barefoot or with sturdy boots, it doesn't fit Mudflats, exploring this “enchanting replace unique” landscape is an unforgettable adventure best enjoyed “out” with a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to the unpredictable tides. Sylt lies in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein's Wadden Sea National Park, which extends over almost 4,500 km² and is Germany's largest national park. This remarkable area is teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including mussels, shore crabs and brown shrimp. In spring and autumn, millions of migratory birds stop here on their journey south or north and enjoy the rich resources of the Wadden Sea. "Seals and gray seals live on the sandy beaches, and with a bit of luck visitors can even catch a glimpse of a porpoise. get out that doesn't fit the mudflats." The Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 and is proof of its importance the preservation of such unique ecosystems.

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What people are saying about Cuxhaven

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Unfortunately it was raining that day when we went on the catamaran, but when we arrived in Heligoland the sun was shining so that we could do something, unfortunately the 3 1/2 hours we stayed there was very short and we didn't manage to do it to go to long ana! We will book an overnight stay next time.

The mudflat hike was great 👍 the weather was on our side and the information was very good. Many thanks to Mr. Krüger, he did it really casually and got the children involved. It was a successful event 👍

The seats on board are comfortable and the service was friendly. Toilets, like everything else, were very clean.

Booking a ticket is not ideal/you shouldn't have to print it out when booking online

Mega ride! With almost 35 kts through the North Sea! Great experience