©

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
(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums, historic sites
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.
Take stress off the schedule by using our Germany holiday planner.
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 hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Cuxhaven:
Museums, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nature, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Lower Saxony

13 days in Hannover BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Springe BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Hannover BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Germany, Zurich & Strasbourg BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Hannover BY A USER FROM BULGARIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Hannover, Hamburg & Bremen BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Munster & Stuttgart BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Braunschweig BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans