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

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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, located in what is today the Döse spa area. It is located at the last land point at the mouth of the Elbe River, behind the seawall, near the Kugelbake's beacon of the same name. The fortress was built between 1869 and 1879, at a strategic point at the mouth of the river, to block enemy warships with 14 coastal guns, when French warships entered the Elbe River. Today, it is the last remaining naval artillery fortress on the North Sea coast of Germany.

Wikipedia: Fort Kugelbake (DE)

3. St. Nicolai

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The St. Nicolai Church in the Cuxhaven district of Altenbruch belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is one of the peasant cathedrals in the state of Hadeln. It stands on a flat land elevation, a Wurth, so that it usually remained dry during floods and offered a refuge to the surrounding people. This elevation was enclosed by a ditch. Today's meadow around the church was the cemetery in earlier times. The recovered grave slabs are preserved from weathering in the church and exhibited.

Wikipedia: St.-Nicolai-Kirche (Altenbruch) (DE)

4. Windstärke 10

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The Windstärke 10 – Wreck- und Fischereimuseum Cuxhaven is a museum in Cuxhaven, Germany. In two former fish processing halls and a new building connecting these two halls on a total area of approximately 4000 m², it shows the challenges and dangers of seafaring, 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

5. Hamburger Leuchtturm

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The Hamburg lighthouse is a lighthouse in Cuxhaven, 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 in the old love is one of the symbols of the city and was in operation until 2001. It is under Lower Saxony Monument Protection and is included in the list of monuments in Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: Hamburger Leuchtturm (DE)

6. St. Marien

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The St. Marien Church in Cuxhaven is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Dean's Office in Bremerhaven in the diocese of Hildesheim. The following branch churches are subordinate to her today: Heart Jesus' branch church Hauskapelle St. Pius in the house of Stella Maris in the Sahlenburg district Branch church twelve apostles in the Altenwalde district

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

7. Alte Liebe

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The Alte Liebe is a former pier in the port of Cuxhaven, which today 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 from 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 Ritzebüttel belonged to Hamburg. The castle, some of which dates back to the 14th century, is one of the oldest preserved secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic in the region and is now open to visitors.

Wikipedia: Schloss Ritzebüttel (DE)

9. Windsemaphor

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The wind semaphore at the Alte Liebe in Cuxhaven is a facility for the optical transmission of weather information to ships sailing from the Elbe estuary towards the North Sea. It indicates wind speed and direction on the islands of Borkum and Helgoland with pointers and signal arms.

Wikipedia: Windsemaphor Cuxhaven (DE), Ft_link

10. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic church in Cuxhaven, 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

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 lies on the Große Wurth 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

12. St. Abundus

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The Church of St. Abundus in Cuxhaven-Groden, at the Groden Church 3/4, is under Lower Saxony Monument Protection and is included in the list of the monuments of the outdoor districts of the city of Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: St. Abundus (Groden) (DE)

13. Altenbruch Leuchtturm Dicke Berta

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

The Dicke Berta is a beacon in Cuxhaven-Altenbruch. The listed lighthouse at the mouth of the Elbe was in operation as a sub-fire from 1897 to 1983; the associated upper fire Slim Anna no longer exists.

Wikipedia: Dicke Berta (Leuchtturm) (DE)


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