©

Greetsiel trip planner

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

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

Greetsiel

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  Lower Saxony  /  Greetsiel
(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites
Greetsiel is a small port on the bight of Leybucht in western East Frisia, Germany that was first documented in letters from the year 1388. Since 1972, Greetsiel has been part of the municipality of Krummhörn, which has its administrative seat in Pewsum. The nearest railway station is at Emden, about 15- away, and the two towns are linked by a bus service.Although originally just a small but picturesque fishing village, Greetsiel has become a major tourist attraction. In December 2006, it had 1,534 inhabitants, but the number of people living in the village significantly increases during the summer months and over the Christmas holidays.GeographyGreetsiel is situated on the Leybucht, a small bay on the East Frisian coast. Over time, large parts of the bay were reclaimed behind dykes, so that Greetsiel is the only port in the bay today.In the 1990s, the Leybuchthörn was completed. This structure extends as a spit out into the Wadden Sea. Within the Leybuchthörn is a reservoir and the approach channel from the North Sea into Greetsiel Harbour (Greetsieler Hafen). Between the port and the open sea is a lock. Since the completion of the structure, Greetsiel Harbour has been accessible from the sea, irrespective of the tide.The distance to the nearest towns of Emden and Norden is 15- to the north and south respectively.
Add Greetsiel and other Germany destinations to your travel plans using our Germany tour planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Greetsiel

  • 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 Greetsiel

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 Greetsiel:
Museums, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Childrens museums, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nature, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Lower Saxony

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Luneburg BY A USER FROM BULGARIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lower Saxony BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Hannover, Amsterdam & Cologne BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Hannover BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News