The marina of the Drochtersen Elbe Water Sport Club, located in front of and behind the Ruthen lock gate, is tide-dependent and some slips (floating dock) do dry up. It is possible to approach the marina one to two hours before and after low tide, depending on the draught. Guests are welcome to dock their boats. Even sailing boats with a draught of up to 2 m can safely dock at the marked slips. There is no shopping on-site, but guests can utilise the interior of the clubhouse upon request. www.wsde.de
In the Southern Elbe near Drochtersen, enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the multiple rural motorboat and yacht harbours (e.g. Gauensiek, Assel, Barnkrug, and Ritsch). In Ruthenstrom Harbour, the tidal harbour for the professional seafarers belonging to the association, the trade vessel JAN DIRK is anchored and can be visited. www.ms-jan-dirk.de
The coastal trading vessel KAPT’N KLÜNDER awaits interested visitors in the Dornbusch Harbour. There is a historic inlet sluice in Gauensiek Harbour, 2 km above the dyke on the Gauensieker Canal.
Drochtersen Harbour is a stop on the route of the Tidenkieker, the flat-bottomed ship that brings guests closer to the tidal landscape of the Lower Elbe. www.tidenkieker.de
The Moorkieker is an original and convenient way to experience the high moors and the transformation of the landscape. The trip departs from the Moorkieker Station on the grounds of the Euflor-Humuswerke in Drochtersen-Aschhorn. www.moorkiekerbahn.de
Drochtersen is connected to the Elberadwanderbus bus network. It is an outstanding way to further explore the surrounding area www.elbe-radwanderbus.de. The Rusch brickworks in Drochtersen-Ritsch, for example, are just a 25-minute ride away on the bus. Here bricks are still fired in the historic, hand-fired circular kiln. Tours through the brickworks can be booked through www.gutbrand.de. The old Elbe island ‘Krautsand’ beckons with its broad sandy beaches, untouched natural landscape, and wide-ranging options for walking and biking.