©

Cuxhaven trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cuxhaven

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  Lower Saxony  /  Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town includes the northernmost point of Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14km (east-west) by 7km (north-south). Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are especially popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents.Cuxhaven is home to an important fisherman's wharf and ship registration point for Hamburg as well as the Kiel Canal until 2008. Tourism is also of great importance. The city and its precursor Ritzebüttel belonged to Hamburg from the 13th century until 1937. The island of Neuwerk, a Hamburg dependency, is located just northwest of Cuxhaven in the North Sea. The city's symbol, known as the Kugelbake is a beacon once used as a lighthouse; the wooden landmark on the mouth of the Elbe marks the boundary between the river and the North Sea and also adorns the city's coat of arms.HistoryRitzebüttel, today a part of Cuxhaven, belonged to the Land of Hadeln, first an exclave of the younger Duchy of Saxony and after its de facto dynastic partition in 1296 of the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, established de jure in 1260. In 1394 the city of Hamburg conquered the fortress of Ritzebüttel and made it its stronghold to protect the estuary of the river Elbe, which connects that city with the open sea.
Whether you only want to go to Cuxhaven, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Germany trip itinerary planning site .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cuxhaven

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cuxhaven

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Cuxhaven

45 days in Germany, Sibiu & Ploiesti BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, teens, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Sweden, Amsterdam & Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Germany & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cuxhaven BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Cuxhaven SEE PLAN June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans