Brunsbüttel Historic Harbour
Set amongst the reeds and poplar trees, the natural, tide-dependent yacht marina in the HISTORIC MARINA area is found at the intersection of the Elbe and Kiel Canals. Run by the Brunsbüttel Sailing Club, this marina has undergone comprehensive modernisation and is a great place to stay overnight before or after passing through the Kiel Canal. Under normal weather conditions, it is possible to negotiate the marina between three hours before high tide and two hours after high tide in vessels with draughts of up to 2 m. When there is an easterly wind, the time frame is a bit tighter. The marina offers approximately 95 slips for sailing boats and motorboats in the summer. Guest slips are located in front of the pumping station on the western side of the marina and in spaces marked with green signs. The bathroom facilities are located behind the dyke (to the right of the pumping station at the bottom of the stairs). Water and power hookups are available, and there are waste disposal facilities. The marina master’s offices are on the east bank. There are four bicycles next to the building, which guests can borrow for short trips. Two covered grill grill stations are set up on the eastern side of the marina. There are stores within walking distance where visitors can purchase supplies (approximately 600–800 m away). www.svb-bru.de
The imposing technical structure of the Brunsbüttel canal lock has long attracted visitors. Located directly at the gates of the canal lock, the ‘Atrium’ lock museum provides visitors with information on the lock system and the Kiel Canal. www.wsv.de/wsa-bb/atrium
Brunsbüttel tour guides offer lock tours from April until October. www.schleusenmeile-brunsbuettel.de
The interactive maritime playground near the lock gets both youngsters and those in their ‘Golden Years’ alike in on the action. In the Brunsbüttel town historic district, take advantage of the opportunity to stroll past beautifully restored gabled houses. The Heimatmuseum Brunsbüttel (Brunsbüttel Local History Museum) houses a wealth of exciting exhibition pieces. www.museum-brunsbuettel.de
The Stadtgalerie im Elbeforum (City Gallery at the Elbe Forum) offers changing exhibitions and cultural events. www.elbeforum.de
Additional information can be found at www.brunsbuettel.de.