The marina in the Rüsch Canal offers spaces for ships up to 15 m long and does not depend on the tides. Guests are welcome to dock their boats. There is a slip facility, and a crane can also be made available. Small ship repairs can be performed on-site by the adjoining Feltz-Werft. There are bathroom facilities with showers, washing machines, dryers, and internet access available. www.marinaruesch.de
The Heuer Boatyard harbour is located on the Rüsch Canal in the Finkenwerder. There are 150 summer slips available at the floating dock. The slips are equipped with power hook-ups, and there is a central area with fresh water supply and sewage disposal. There is a slip facility and crane. There is a bathroom area on the premises of the boatyard for customers and guests. www.bootswerftheuer.de
The Finkenwerde Cutter Harbour is home to the open-sea cutter LANDRATH KÜSTER. Today, the ‘Freunden des Hochseekutters Landrath Küster e.V.’ (‘Friends of the Landrath Küster’) maintain and operate the historic cutter. Its members organise public trips regularly. www.hf231.de
If you’re getting hungry: Finkenwerder Scholle (also called Finkenwerder Speckscholle or Finkenwerder Kutterscholle) is a famous fish dish. In fishing and seafaring villages, you can enjoy it in historic restaurants. Am Neßdeich 6 is the birthplace of author Gorch Fock (the best-known pen name of Johann Wilhelm Kinau), and the ‘Gorch Fock House’ is open to the public.
If you decide to take a dip in the outdoor pool at Gorch Fock Park, don’t be surprised if you see a few enormous container ships floating practically right at the edge of the pool. The ocean liners of the HVV operate regularly on the other side of the Elbe, travelling from Finkenwerder to Hamburg. Teufelsbrück (Devil’s Bridge), Blankenese, Museumshafen Ovelgönne Museum Harbour, the Fish Market, St Pauli Piers, and Hafencity are all destinations with easy reach.