More than 50 bridges over troubled water …cycle happy!

German Ferries Route

Deutsche Fährstraße

On the route from Kiel to Bremervörde, cyclists will cross countless rivers and channels on a path spanning 230 km. The path provides cyclists with nearly every conceivable method of crossing a stretch of water, such as tunnels, bridges and ferries. One highlight of this route is the use of one of the last two transporter bridges in Germany.

In Glückstadt, cyclists can use the Elbe ferry to cross the river. While on the ferry, you can finally take the time to relax and enjoy the landscape of Holstein’s famous marshlands (the Elbmarschen) from the water.


  • Length: 250 km
  • Federal states: two-> Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein
  • About the route: From Bremervörde past Glückstadt to Kiel, thereby crossing the water in every way possible
  • Start: Bremervörde
  • End: Kiel
  • Nice-to-know: Germany’s last two transporter bridges in Rendsburg (expected to be back in operation by 2020) and Osten on the Oste and the rare, hand-operated cable ferry in Gräpel are part of the tour

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