The Neuenschleuse Marina is tide-dependent and has about 120 slips for boats of various sizes up to a maximum draught of about 1.80 m. Every slip has power and water hookups. Guest slips are marked in green. Due to the hard ground below, some slips are not suitable for keel ships with a deep draught when an easterly wind is blowing. It is recommended that guests ask the harbourmaster or members of the Altländer Yacht Club which slip would be best. Bicycles can be borrowed from the harbourmaster free of charge. The ‘Möwennest’ cafe and restaurant at the harbour has freely accessible, modern bathroom facilities. Farm shops and restaurants are a few minutes away on foot. The historic town centre of Jork is 3 km away. The Altländer Yacht Club operates the harbour. www.ayc-jork.de
The best way to explore the Alte Land is by bike. The Neuenschleuse Marina is the perfect starting point for adventures through the largest continuous fruit cultivation area in Northern Europe. From mid-April until the beginning of October, the Elbe Radwanderbus Bicycle Tour Bus stops at the Neuenschleuse Harbour station and picks up cyclists as well as hikers to take them along on its drive through the Alte Land. Route, schedule, and prices: www.elbe-radwanderbus.de.
Jork should definitely be a stop on your tour. Traditionally dressed guides lead visitors through the idyllic town centre, dominated by the historic Gräfenhof City Building, the current city building. Hidden in the St Matthias Church is an Arp Schnitger organ. The Altes Land Museum in Jork recounts the region’s history, in particular details about fruit agriculture, seafaring, and local handicrafts. Most of all, the Alte Land always has a very busy event calendar, especially during the busy season. Highlights: Cherry Week with a cherry market, blossom festival, and Viking festival. Visitors can get tips for discovery tours through the Alte Land at Tourismusverein Altes Land e.V. (www.tourismus-altesland.de) and at the House of the Maritime Landscape of the Lower Elbe in Grünendeich. www.maritime-elbe.de