Gierfähre Coswig (Anhalt)

Gierfähre Coswig (Anhalt)

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Recommended by 664 out of 691 cyclists


  • Henning

    Interesting yaw cable ferry across the Elbe. Always a nice break on a bike tour when you can catch a breath on the ferry. There is also the opportunity to stop for refreshments on both sides.

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    • July 27, 2017

  • Jupp

    The yaw cable ferry is not driven by a motor, but by the flow of the Elbe. It hangs on a long rope that divides shortly before the ferry. The two short ropes are fastened near the bow and stern. The ferry goes in the direction in which the rope is shorter.
    In 1657, this sustainable technology was invented by the Dutch Hendrick Heuck from Nijmegen.

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    • August 19, 2019

  • JanaSchlegel

    After Wörlitz on the way to Cosswig (Anhalt) a nice crossing.

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    • July 29, 2015

  • unwichtig

    A little tip for money savers: pick up the ferry ticket, it is a day ticket, then the return is free.

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    • July 5, 2018

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    Here you can cross the Elbe good and cheap

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    • January 31, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    When crossing the Elbe you have a nice view of the castle Coswiger.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • David

    The yaw ferry is anchored to an approximately 250 m long wire rope that divides shortly before the ferry. If you change the length of the wire rope ends to each other by winches, the angle of attack of the ferry to the current changes. The pressure of the water against the inclined broadside pushes the ferry to the other bank. Today's hull is like a pontoon and therefore unsinkable.


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    • August 17, 2019

  • Volkmar Blase

    Beautiful crossing with a view of Coswig

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    • July 23, 2016

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    A good and cheap way to cross the Elbe

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Thorstix

    The ferry slows down. Unfortunately, the crossing is too short.

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    • April 30, 2018

  • RadlerJan

    Relaxed transfer in Coswig (Anhalt) with a yaw ferry to the other bank of the Elbe.
    Nice view of the castle and the small Hotel Elbterrasse Wörlitz.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coswig_(Anhalt)#Schiffsverkehr and de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gierseilf%C3%A4hre

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    • May 30, 2020

  • rs

    The Elbe ferry operation will cease from November 9, 2020.
    Start of the new season on March 1st, 2021.

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    • January 18, 2021

  • Doreen

    It is best to research in advance whether and when the ferry will leave. She doesn't drive in winter. And in the season it starts early in the morning at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in the evening. That changes partly depending on the month. Here is the link to the travel times: stadtwerke-coswig-anhalt.de/leistungen/elbefaehre-coswig-anhalt.html

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    • March 30, 2021

  • Weidastern 🚲

    Picturesque on the banks of the Elbe, pure solitude in the evening

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    • December 22, 2018

  • Beat

    Leisurely break during the crossing

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    • May 18, 2019

  • Thomas

    on a longer tour it is a good opportunity to take a deep breath

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    • June 9, 2020

  • Tom Pfrey

    This is one of the most beautiful ferries on the Elbe. Occasionally a bird breeds on board that moves amazingly safely on board. Talk to the ferryman about it.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Matthias

    The short crossing with a small passenger ferry is a welcome change on any bike tour.

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    • September 4, 2020

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Location: Oranienbaum-Wörlitz, Wittenberg, Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


  • Distance141 yd
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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