The Elmshorn Yacht Club (SVE) is located directly next to the city centre. The marina is tide-dependent. Boat slips are suitable for boats with a draught of up to 1.40 m, a width of up to 3.50 m, and a length of up to 11 m. Guests are welcome. There are hookups for power, water, and lighting at the boat slips, and there are also waste disposal facilities. A derrick and a slip big enough to accommodate up to 10 t are also available. In the clubhouse, kitchen as well as bathroom facilities are available. There is a supermarket with a bakery right next to the marina. You can also catch a bus to Uetersen, Wedel, and Seestermühe. The Elmshorner city centre is a 15-minute walk away, and the train station is just 20 minutes away (tram connection to Hamburg). www.segler-verein-elmshorn.de
Elmshorn is the home harbour of the ‘GLORIA’, an example of a historic German flat-keeled ship propelled by sails and referred to as an ‘ewer’. The former freight ewer, rigged up as a single-mast ewer with a gaff sail configuration, takes groups of up to 21 passengers on traditional ship rides. Reserve a spot on a public ride at www.ewer-gloria.de. At the tourist information centre in the gatehouse, you can pick up a flyer that leads visitors on an informative journey through the city centre to see all the historic sites. The Elmshorn Water Tower has been open to the public for a few years now and is worth a visit. Tours are offered. There is a sculpture garden extending from the Wedenkampbrücke to Berliner Straße. Works by well-known artists are featured. The Industriemuseum (Industrial Museum) in Elmshorn shows the way everyday life and work were transformed during the Industrial Revolution. You can book city tours for groups here as well. www.industriemuseum-elmshorn.de
Maritime event highlight: Harbour Festival and ‘Florawochen’ Celebration Additional information and events can be found at www.vbv-elmshorn.de.