Cuxhaven is a seaside resort town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. It is the capital of the Cuxhaven district and a popular vacation spot on the North Sea. Cuxhaven is known for its fish industry and harbour. The city is also trying to modernize and expand the port to cater for its growing tourism industry.
The coastal region, with the largest continuous stretch of tidal mud flats, is part of the Lower Saxony Wattenmeer national park. It provides a unique habitat and is considered to be one of Europe's last unspoilt natural landscapes. Coastal mudflats, marshland, sandy heathland and peaty moorland, woodland and heath all form part of this region's varied landscape.
Things to See & Do
* Alte Liebe – viewing platform
* Schloß Ritzebüttel – small castle
* Ship Wreck Museum
* Nordersteinstraße- shopping area
* Take a horse carriage to Neuwerk island
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR
Language - German
Land Area – 161.9 km’s
Population – 55,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 49
Port Location – The Cuxhaven port is approximately 10 minutes by bus from the city center.
Transport Links - Cuxhaven's railway station is right in the center of the city. The bus terminal is out front, and taxis can easily be hired as well. On foot, it should take you about five minutes to get to the Nordersteinstrasse shopping area.
There are limited choices when it comes to moving around Cuxhaven. You can walk, bring your own car, hire a taxi, or use one of the bus lines.