14 Sights in Cuxhaven, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Cuxhaven, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Cuxhaven, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Cuxhaven

1. Kugelbake

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The Kugelbake is a historic day beacon in the city of Cuxhaven, Germany, at the northernmost point of Lower Saxony, where the River Elbe flows into the North Sea. In the Low German dialect of the Middle Ages, the term bake referred to all navigational aids – including lighthouses. About 30 meters (100 feet) high and built of wood, the Kugelbake is the principal landmark of Cuxhaven; since 1913, it has been depicted on the city's coat of arms. Large wooden structures guiding mariners have stood on this spot for over 300 years.

Wikipedia: Kugelbake (EN), Ft_link

2. Fort Kugelbake

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Fort Kugelbake is a former naval fortress in Cuxhaven in what is now the spa district of Döse. It is located on the last headland at the mouth of the Elbe behind the sea dike near the eponymous sea mark, the Kugelbake. The fort was built between 1869 and 1879 in a strategic position at the mouth of the river to block access to the Elbe with its 14 coastal guns from enemy warships, then the French ones. Today it is the last surviving artillery fort of the navy on the German North Sea coast.

Wikipedia: Fort Kugelbake (DE)

3. St. Nicolai

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The St. Nicolai Church in the Altenbruch district of Cuxhaven belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church and is one of the farming homemans in the country. It stands on a flat landing, a sausage, so that it usually stayed in the dry during floods and offered refuge to the surrounding people. This landing was enclosed by a ditch. Today's meadow around the church was the churchyard in earlier times. The recovered grave slabs are preserved and exhibited in the church from weathering.

Wikipedia: St.-Nicolai-Kirche (Altenbruch) (DE), Heritage Website

4. Hamburger Leuchtturm

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The Hamburg Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Cuxhaven, Germany, which was built between 1802 and 1804 by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, to which the area belonged at the time. The lighthouse on the Alte Liebe is one of the city's landmarks and was in operation until 2001. It is a listed building in Lower Saxony and is included in the list of monuments in Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: Hamburger Leuchtturm (DE)

5. St. Marien

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St. Mary's Church in Cuxhaven is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Deanery of Bremerhaven in the Diocese of Hildesheim. Today, the following branch churches are subordinate to it:Branch Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus House Chapel of St. Pius in the Stella Maris House in the Sahlenburg district Branch Church of the Twelve Apostles in the district of Altenwalde

Wikipedia: St. Marien (Cuxhaven) (DE), Website

6. Windstärke 10

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The Windkraft 10 – Cuxhaven Wreck and Fishing Museum is a museum in Cuxhaven, Germany. In two former fish processing halls and a new building connecting these two halls, it shows the challenges and dangers of seafaring on a total area of about 4000 m², in particular part of the collections of the former wreck museum and an overview of 100 years of fishing history.

Wikipedia: Windstärke 10 – Wrack- und Fischereimuseum Cuxhaven (DE), Website

7. Alte Liebe

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The Alte Liebe is a former pier in the port of Cuxhaven, which now serves as a viewing platform. It is located on the upstream boundary of the port of Cuxhaven to the fairway of the Lower Elbe. The ships to Neuwerk and Helgoland as well as to the sandbanks with the seals depart into the harbour near the platform.

Wikipedia: Alte Liebe (Cuxhaven) (DE)

8. Schloss Ritzebüttel

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Schloss Ritzebüttel in Cuxhaven was the residence of the Hamburg bailiffs during the time when Ritzebüttel belonged to Hamburg. The castle, some of which dates back to the 14th century, is one of the oldest surviving secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic in the region and is now open to visitors.

Wikipedia: Schloss Ritzebüttel (DE)

9. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Catholic church in Cuxhaven, a district town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the Cuxhaven parish of St. Marien in the deanery of Bremerhaven. The church, located at Strichweg 5B, is the northernmost church in the Diocese of Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: Herz Jesu (Cuxhaven) (DE), Website

10. Windsemaphor

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The wind semaphor on the old love in Cuxhaven is a facility for the optical transmission of weather information to ships that drive from the mouth of the Elbe towards the North Sea. It indicates wind speed and direction on the islands of Borkum and Helgoland with hands and signal arms.

Wikipedia: Windsemaphor Cuxhaven (DE), Ft_link

11. St. Jacobi Bauerndom

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The church of St. Jacobi is one of the three peasant cathedrals in the Hadelner Land. It is located on the Große Würth in the village of Lüdingworth, which was incorporated into Cuxhaven in 1972. It is the most magnificently decorated of the three churches.

Wikipedia: St.-Jacobi-Kirche (Lüdingworth) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

12. St. Abundus

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The church of St. Abundus in Cuxhaven-Gröden, Bei der Grödener Kirche 3/4, is a listed building of Lower Saxony and is included in the list of architectural monuments on the outskirts of the city of Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: St. Abundus (Groden) (DE)

13. Wasserturm

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The Cuxhaven water tower in Cuxhaven, Bahnhofstraße 11, today with apartments, among other things, is a listed building in Lower Saxony and is included in the list of architectural monuments in Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Cuxhaven (DE)

14. Altenbruch Leuchtturm Dicke Berta

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Altenbruch Leuchtturm Dicke Berta Ulrich Baumann / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Fat Berta is a beacon in Cuxhaven-Altenbruch. The listed lighthouse at the mouth of the Elbe was in operation as an underfire from 1897 to 1983; the associated Slender Anna overfire no longer exists.

Wikipedia: Dicke Berta (Leuchtturm) (DE)


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