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Fehmarn Belt is a strait separating Fehmarn from Lolland. It is located on the side opposite to Germany. The Fehmarn Belt can be crossed by ferries travelling between the seaports of Puttgarden, Germany, and Rødbyhavn, Denmark.
The Fehmarn Belt is one of numerous straits surrounding the Danish islands. The Danish straits always had strategic value. Who owned straits - owned the navigation across the whole Baltic sea. There were a lot of sea battles between Denmark and Sweden.
The sea is beautiful always - at any time of year and in any weather. We had a luck to observe the sea on the sunset when coming beams of the sun made paints especially bright and attractive for photo and video shooting.Related to:
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A train ferry terminal was built in Puttgarden in 1961 after the old ferry from Germany lay to Denmark between Rostock and Gedser beyond the iron curtain in East Germany. Since the completion of the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark, the route via Puttgarden has become less used. The harbour is still used by Scandlines ferries.
Ferry Rodby - Puttgarden is the shortest way between islands of Denmark and Germany. We spent only an hour to reach from Denmark to Germany, including 15 minutes of waiting for loading on the ferry and 45 minutes of navigation through the Fehmarn Belt strait.
Ferries on a route Denmark-Germany: Rodbyhavn-Puttgarden - "Deutschland", " Prince Richard " have an autodeck, restaurants of a various category, including for drivers, bars, shops, a children's room, a video-hall, meeting rooms.
Crossing: 45 minuts
Departure: Every 30 minuttes
Check-in: No later than 15 minuttes before departure
contact Scandlines at +45 33 15 15 15 for further information.
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The Puttgarden’s ferry comes to a local highway 207 - continuation of the European E47. It's necessary to pass 36 kilometers up to autobahn. Autobahn #1 begins in Oldenburg.
However our lodging for the night has been planned away from the basic line. Therefore in 22 kilometers from Puttgarden we turned to 501 highway, then in 13 kilometers we turned to Thomsdorf.Related to:
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Puttgarden Off The Beaten Path
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During our travel from Russia to Germany through Scandinavia we have passed by three bridges through the sea straits. The first bridge - the Oresund bridge.
The second bridge - through the strait between the Danish islands Zealand and Falster.
Finally the third bridge - between the Fehmarn island and the continental part of Germany. Since 1963 Fehmarn has been connected to the German mainland by a suspension bridge, the Fehmarn Sound Bridge. It is 963.40 m long and 69 m high.
It seemed to us that all the bridges have a similar design. Each bridge causes admiration. Passing by car above the sea surface you have special feelings of the superiority over sea-waters and the gratitude to engineers - designers who created this miracle.Related to:
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Favorite thing: The Fehmarn Belt bridge is a project to connect the German island Fehmarn with the Danish island Lolland with a bridge crossing the Fehmarn Belt in the Baltic Sea. The Fehmarn Belt is 18 kilometres wide.
Politically, the governments of both countries are determined to proceed with this project within the next decade. They are hoping to begin construction by 2010, with a projected completion and opening by 2015. However there have been objections from local people in Germany, both environment protectionists, and people fearing loss of jobs in connections with today's intensive ferry traffic.
The design has preliminarily been decided to be a double-span cable-stayed bridge, with four road lanes and two rail tracks.
The project is comparable to the Oresund Bridge, the Great Belt Bridge and would be the biggest near future project in the infrastructure of Northern Europe. The route is the main connection between Hamburg and Copenhagen/Malmö, (Oresund Region); (in German: Vogelfluglinie, in Danish: fugleflugtslinjen).Related to:
Favorite thing: Since the IV-th century, pirates occupied Fehmarn. They chose it because of the favorable geographical position on crossing of trading ways from the West to the East and from the North to the South. The island was used for a sharing of extraction, murder and enthrallment captured. So proceeded down till an epoch of crusaders who gradually expelled and exterminated pirates, and convert survived islanders to Christianity. They built several churches on a plot of this island.
Nevertheless the only Christian faith could not keep peace for a long time. Danish and Holstein (German) tribes who lived together on island, arranged bloody fights among themselves quite often. The Danish king Erik-Pomor grasped Fehmarn in 1420 year and tried to put the end to this fights. But he made it again by mass bloodshed and destroyed the most part of its inhabitants. Further rather peace sovereignty of Danes proceeded till the XIX-th century during which the island finally passed to Germany...Related to:
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