Hechthausen Boat Dockyard
Not far from Hechthausen near the Holländer-Galeriewindmühle (Dutch Gallery Windmill), the Hechthause Boat Docks interest community (IBH) operates a 116 m docking facility also open to guest boats. There are no docking fees to pay, but the IBH would be thrilled to receive a donation (deposit donations in the showcase on the pier). Water and power hookups are available directly at the dock, while toilets and a kiosk are located at the windmill. Shopping and restaurants can be found in Hechthausen. Contact IBH: email@example.com, phone: 04774-587
If you will be continuing your journey along the Oste toward Bremervörde, please observe the following: 200 m after the dock is a street bridge: navigable width 42 m, pass-through height 4.90 m at medium high tide and 6.80 m medium low tide.
Right next to the dock is the beautiful Holländer-Galeriewindmühle (Dutch Gallery Windmill), which was built in the middle of the 19th century; only the outside is open to visitors. Hechthausen and the surrounding area is a great place to explore historic buildings and estates, but you will have to do so from the outside (most are privately owned). The large forested areas in the Klint district and Moorreviere are a pleasant place for an extended hike. www.hechthausen.de
In Hechthausen-Klint, you will find the Geesthof holiday park with a water park and riding hall. From here you can hop on the ‘Püttenhüpper’, which will take you on a boat safari to explore the Oste river with its local fish and birds. www.geesthof.de
Behind Hechthausen near Kranenburg and Brobergen is a dock that can be used to take a nice break on land.