On the inner banks, behind the lock in the Kiel Canal is the small Brunsbüttel Marina. This marina is a port of transit and offers all of the most important facilities for guests, including bathrooms. A direct power supply is available at the slips on the land side. The town centre of Brunsbüttel, with its extensive selection of shops, is within view. The Brunsbüttel WSA (Waterways and Shipping Office) operates the marina. www.nok-wsa.de
The imposing technical structure of the Brunsbüttel canal lock has long attracted visitors. Located directly at the gates of the canal lock, the ‘Atrium’ lock museum provides visitors with information on the lock system and the Kiel Canal. www.wsv.de/wsa-bb/atrium
Brunsbüttel tour guides offer lock tours from April until October. www.schleusenmeile-brunsbuettel.de
The interactive maritime playground near the lock gets both youngsters and those in their ‘Golden Years’ alike in on the action. In the Brunsbüttel town historic district, take advantage of the opportunity to stroll past beautifully restored gabled houses. The Heimatmuseum Brunsbüttel (Brunsbüttel Local History Museum) houses a wealth of exciting exhibition pieces. www.museum-brunsbuettel.de
The Stadtgalerie im Elbeforum (City Gallery at the Elbe Forum) offers changing exhibitions and cultural events. www.elbeforum.de
Additional information can be found at www.brunsbuettel.de.