Natural sluice harbour that does sometimes dry up, with floating docks on the south eastern side. The harbour run by the Haseldorf Yacht Club is tide-dependent and can be successfully negotiated approximately two hours after low tide up to about two hours following high tide; easterly winds may lower the water levels considerably at times. Guests are welcomed with open arms and can use the slips marked in green upon agreement with the harbourmaster. Bicycles are available to borrow. Water and power hookups are available. Bathroom facilities are in the clubhouse, and a grilling area is open for use. Stores and overnight accommodations available about 1 km away in Haseldorf. www.wsc-haseldorf.de
Haseldorf Palace Park, with its ponds and ancient trees is freely accessible. Across from the Palace Park is the Elbmarschenhaus (Elbe Marsh House). Its exhibitions and the large interactive outdoor park offer playful insights into the natural and cultural landscapes of the marshes. Here guests can get tips for excursions in the area. www.elbmarschenhaus.de
Elbe Marsh House’s fruit garden borders directly on the Haseldorf Marina. Approximately 180 different old fruit species are cultivated here. The fruit garden is freely accessible, and the Elbe Marsh House offers guided tours. In the historic cooper village from 1764, craftsmen present the old craft of the cooper, who made barrel hoops out of wood harvested from the meadows. Appointments can be set up at the Elbe Marsh House upon request. The Snake’s Head Flower Festival in April is a highlight of the Hetlinger community events. Every year, the snake’s heads bloom and attract up to 5,000 nature lovers to Hetlingen. On top of all the glorious blossoms, there is also additional information on the beautiful blossoms, entertainment, food, and drink. Additional tips and scheduling: www.haseldorfer-marsch.de.