The Schwebefaehre in Rendsburg is an interesting means of transportation, because it is a car- and passengerferry that is not swimming, but it is hanging down on thick ropes from the bridge above and that way it can get across the Kielcanal within a very short time.
This ferry dates back to the year 1913 and is 14 meters long and 6 meters wide, it may carry 4 ordinary cars or 1 large truck and plenty of pedestrians and cyclists / bikers.
The ferry is in service daily from 5a.m. till 11p.m.
every 15 minutes it will go at
00 + 15 + 30 + 45 minutes after the full hour from South
07 + 22 + 37 + 52 minutes after the full hour from North
Like all the other ferries across the Kiel-Canal it is totally free of charge for cars and pedestrians, simply because the canal is artificial and interrupted many streets and hiking-paths, when it was built !
Denmark is directly connected to the German Autobahn on route E45 (German Autobahn 7), which passes close to Schleswig and then Flensburg. The city of Flensburg lies about 10 km from the Danish border. A7 then runs along the east coast of the Jutland peninsular, all the way to Frederikshavn in the North, passing through Arhus. Many visitors going from Germany to Denmark by car rather stick with one of the vehicles' ferries than doing the long drive around.
The Elbfaehre Glückstadt - Wischhafen is a popular car-ferry from Glückstadt in Schleswig-Holstein (at the northern bank of the river Elbe to Wischhafen, a small village on the southern bank of the river, close to Stade, a village that is really worth seeing. In any case you might have to wait a few minutes untillthe next ferry is leaving, but you will save a lot of time and nerves, when you are able to avoid having to drive back all the way to Hamburg.
The ferry is going all year long, see the schedule below
they are departing mostly every 20 minutes
between 05.00a.m. and 11.00p.m.
8 euros for an ordinary car up to 5 meters
1,50 is the fee per person
Mare Frisium is a traditional sailing-ship, that can be rented by larger groups of people and sometimes the ship also offeres day-cruises from Hamburg and other places along the coastline of Germany. Mare Frisum is 52 meters long and she has 3 masts, it was built in 1916 as a freighter-ship sailing on a regular basis in the baltic Sea to Sweden and St.Petersburg. A few years ago it was totally restored and is shipping tourists nowoffering day-cruises from Hamburg and other places along the german coast.
When-ever big cruise-ships like "Freedom of the seas", "Queen Mary II" etc. will come to Hamburg, Mare Frisium will offer special tours from Hamburg to Schulau and you can watch the big cruise-liner from the old sailingship, while enjoying a breakfast- or lunch-buffet.
Such halfday-tours are abot 45 Euros for breakfast-tours
and about 69 euros for tours including a lunch-buffet.
It is a pity, they will not use their sails along the river Elbe !!
You have to book these cruises well in advance - click on their webpage below for the further details !
All of the ferries that are crossing the Kielcanal / Nord-Ostsee-Kanal are totally Free of charge ! The reason for that quite unusual situation is the fact that for the canal many of the country-roads had to be interrupted. There are several bridges and lots of carferries along and in Rendsburg there is even a tunnel under the canal.
Following the big cruiseships by private car is possible that way and a lot of fun for people like me.
There are carferries in Brunsbuettel, Hochdonn, Rendsburg, Buchholz, Kiel .
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