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Our light beacons are more than important destination boards for passing ships, they are at any time a popular subject for photos, especially in romantic evening light.

The region Altes Land provides two gorgeous harbours which are a popular destination at the same time, because it is lovely to have a seat at the quay and allow your mind to wander…

Our quays in Altes Land

Quay at the river Lühe

 That is where they arrive, day trippers who turn their back on the big city for a couple of relaxing hours. On a regular basis, the ferry takes our guests across the river, from Wedel-Schulau (ships welcome point) to the port of Lühe. Cycle carriage is no problem and recommended because the quay is the perfect starting point for discovering tours to explore Altes Land. It is also a bus stop for the Elbe Cycling bus. Further inland, the Lühe quay is a popular place to go as well. The big parking area offers enough space for “motorised” guests and their vehicle and attracts visitors who want to take a walk on the dyke. Benches, located on the dyke top are popular spots for ship watching, the big playground invites your kids to romp and the huge meadow offers enough space for a prospective picnic. The one, being on tour without provisions can satisfy his hunger on the Lühe quay. Fish, meat or ice cream? The stands on the ferry square offer something for the pleasure of every palate. Where so much is going on, there is of course an accommodation as well: Parking spaces in an RV park offer a room with a view on the Elbe.

Quay at the river Lühe

Quay in Cranz

The “gateway to Altes Land” is called Cranz. The old skipper town Cranz, a beautiful village along a single street is located at the mouth of the river Este. Every hour (April-October) an “Elbeferry” joins Blankenese and Cranz and stops in Neuenfelde. Cycle carriage is allowed. The ferry ride is worth it: Coming from Blankenese, passing the protected Elbe islands Neßsand and Schweinesand as well as the “Mühlenberger Loch”, a widened part of the river, the ship directly bears down on the impressive Este barrage. If the ferry got over the barrage, it floats along further upwards the Este to the ferry port, passing huge new buildings of the Sietas shipyard. The view from the barrage to the Süllberg in Blankenese encourages daydreaming, sailboats pootling around in the Mühlenberger Loch complete the picturesque view. A bit further on, an Airbus viewpoint offers interesting insights to the airplane constructor’s runways. When you’re done looking around, Cranz is an excellent springboard for starting trips through Altes Land.

View from the quay to Blankenese

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