Boat Dock and Floating Dock Facility WSC Osten
The floating dock facility with two piers provides guest slips marked in green. For safety reasons, boats over 13 m long with a tare weight of 7,000 kg cannot dock for safety reasons. Docking fees are collected in a letterbox on the pier. Showers and toilets can be found in the clubhouse next to the bridge. Power and water hookups are available right on the dock. Shopping and restaurants can be found in town. www.wsc-osten.de
Nearby behind the piers is a street bridge (pass-through width between the columns of the bridge is 50 m, pass-through height at medium high tide is 4.86 m and at medium low tide 7.13 m). This may stop boats with a standing mast from continuing on the Oste.
Right before Osten, Deichhotel Seefahrer is an excellent place for a culinary stop and even has its own docking area. www.deichhotel-seefahrer.de In Osten, the wealth of historic buildings and the Café Central serve as reminders of the heyday of the old centre of trade, which makes a city tour quite enticing. www.historisches-osten.de
Visitors should be sure to visit the 38 m transporter bridge built in 1909 connecting Osten with Hemmoor. www.schwebefaehre-osten.de Visitors can take the transporter bridge to Hemmoor. Right on the ferry street is an informational mile with info on the world’s transporter bridges, only eight of which have been preserved to this day. Experience the history of what was once the largest industrial company in the northern Elbe-Weser Triangle at the Cement Museum in Hemmoor. Vivid exhibits set up on a barge demonstrate how ‘Grey Gold’ was made, from production to shipping. www.zementmuseum-hemmoor.de
Anyone wanting to ‘take a plunge’ should visit the dive base of the Hemmoor Kreidesee. www.kreideseetaucher.de
Behind Osten/Hemmoor are the Großenwörden Docks, the perfect stop for a picnic on land. Additional information: www.tourismus-oste.de