What to do and see in Cuxhaven, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

March 3, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Cuxhaven (German pronunciation: [kʊksˈhaːfən]) is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town includes the northernmost point of Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 kilometres (9 miles) (east–west) by 7 km (4 mi) (north–south). Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are especially popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents.
Restaurants in Cuxhaven

1. Alte Liebe

27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Alte Liebe

Reviewed By Ron T - Greenville, South Carolina

Today was 55 deg F, sunny, little wind - beautiful afternoon to do a quick visit here. Nicest weather I have seen so far on my trip.

2. Kugelbake

27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
47%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Kugelbake

Reviewed By SingleWomanTravels - Toronto, Canada

It's the North Sea so understandably it is a windy place. Remember to dress appropriately. The weather was constantly changing that day. Thunder storms and Sunshine and everything in between. Just enjoy what nature is all about.

3. Windstarke 10

Ohlroggestrasse 1, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 590710
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Windstarke 10

Reviewed By Johnny19039 - Dusseldorf, Germany

Don't compare this museum with the well-known museums in Bremerhaven (i.e. German Emigration Center, Maritime Museum, Climate House) if you don't want to be disappointed. Considering the fact that they charge only € 8.00 entrance fee for the huge Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven and € 8.50 for the "Zoo am Meer" in Bremerhaven the entrance fee of € 9.50 for the relatively small "Windstaerke 10" museum is simply too much. If they charged half of what they do it would be OK for this lovely local museum. If you're interested in local maritime history this is the place to go.

4. Reederei Cassen Eils

Bei der Alten Liebe 12, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 35082
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 109 reviews

Reederei Cassen Eils

Reviewed By David P

A ship to Helgoland departs in the morning every day and returns in the afternoon the same day, so you can use it also for one-day trip to Helgoland.

5. Wattenmeer Besucherzentrum

Nordheimstr. 200, 27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 5905610
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Wattenmeer Besucherzentrum

Reviewed By Slightly_Wst_of_Sane - The Catlins, New Zealand

Superb free educational experience about the history and flagrant and fauna of the area. Highlights are the living sea creatures and the large collection of stuffed animals including European Bison and a Wolf!!!

6. Schloss Ritzebuettel

Schlossgarten 8, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 721812
Excellent
25%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Schloss Ritzebuettel

Reviewed By Thilo K - Canberra

Unfortunately, it was already late in the afternoon and the Schloss (Palace) itself was closed for visitors. However, I was able to explore the extensive Gardens. The autumn colours were magnificent and I very much enjoyed the tranquil surrounds. Worth having another look some day

7. Feuerschiff-Elbe 1

Alte LiebeStrasse und Hausnummer, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 6651031
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Feuerschiff-Elbe 1

Reviewed By PD3S

Vroeger lag dit lichtschip in de Elbe monding, circa 5 Nm zee-waarts. Het lichtschip is vervangen door een grote boei en is als attractie verhuisd naar Cuxhaven. Er is weining spectaculairs aan te zien. Wel zijn er de verhalen over verschrikkelijke NW-stormen die het schip op die plek heeft meegemaakt

8. Ringwall Duhnen

Am Ringwall, Duhnen, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Ringwall Duhnen

Reviewed By Tim R - Fort Worth

This is where all the people are when then are not sunning or kicking the ball on the beach. There are many shops and restaurants and bars here. Every kind of gelato and frozen treat known to man and a lot of t-shirts and caps as well. Mixed in are some nicer hotels. It is easily accessed by several city bus lines though parking for personal cars may be a challenge.

9. Hapag-Hallen

Albert-Ballin-Platz 1, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4721 500181
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Hapag-Hallen

Reviewed By Erich A

If you like fish, this is the right place for you. Lots of halls where you can buy fresh fish. Good location

10. Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer

Duhner Strandstrasse, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer

Reviewed By Jake-butnottheone - Oklahoma

Nice beach attached to stunning miles of mudflats. Great for play in the mud and for walking, not so much for swimming! There are only a few places in the world like this national park. This is a good day trip, if you like walking and taking in the sky, the sea and the sun.

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