Bike Touring Highlight

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Recommended by 432 out of 471 cyclists


  • JR56

    The ferry connection between Zollenspieker and Hoopte is the oldest, still active ferry connection in Germany. The first mention of the connection dates back to the year 1252. At that time, the ferry and customs office was about 2 km up the Elbe. The Riepenburg was built at the time to protect the ferry and customs office, and with the relocation of the Ilmenau estuary to the Elbe, the customs house and the ferry to Zollenspieker were moved to their present location. Long before the Elbe bridges were built, this was one of the most important connections across the Elbe. Pretty much everyone of rank and name has crossed the Elbe here. Until the takeover of Karl Heinz Büchel in winter 1983/84, the ferry was operated by the tenant of the ferry house. Karl-Heinz Büchel, also better known as Captain Kudd’l, started the ferry connection on April 1, 1984 with the old ferry bar and the St. Pauli barge.
    The ferry cream was soon replaced by the Spieker seagull. Today the ferry connection is primarily served by the Hoopter Möwe 2. The Spieker seagull comes as a reinforcement when there is a lot of traffic, e.g. for traffic jams on the A1.

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    • February 1, 2019

  • Siegfried LG

    Popular meeting place, also for bikers. If you want to get over, take this ferry for example.

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    • July 29, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The Elbe crossing from Hoopte to Zollenspieker is always a welcome break.

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    • August 12, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The ferry Hoopte-Zollenspieker is always a little experience. Both ferry terminals are meeting places for everyone. The crossing of the Elbe is short (about 5 minutes), but always nice.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Jan

    Here you can translate by ferry to Zollenspiecker and Vierlande.
    In addition, the pier is a popular rendezvous for motorcyclists - there are many beautiful motorbikes to see.

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    • October 13, 2017

  • Manfred Bargsten

    Here is the whole day in good weather, something going on! If you just want to see, you can spend hours here. Interesting would be a ferry ride over to Zollenspieker. Get off or go back. For children a great experience! Motorcycle fans get their money. See and be seen. A great starting point for bicycle tours in the four and Marschlanden and disused railway lines on one side to Geesthacht and on the other side over the Tatenberger lock to the Hamburg Speicherstadt! Do not forget sunscreen !!

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    • May 10, 2018

  • JR56

    The larger motorcycle meeting point is on the other hand at the Zollenspieker - but there is always something going on here - the ferry crossing is not free - as is the case with other river ferries.

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    • November 16, 2018

  • Wolfgang der Radler

    Very nice connection between Schleswig Holstein and Lower Saxony. The ferry commutes constantly back and forth, so that you have hardly any waiting times.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Zero-One

    Fast ferry across the Elbe

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Eulerich

    The best way to cross a river.

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Sam3

    Many interesting tips for cycling enthusiasts are stored here, please read for yourself. I would like to supplement with the reference to the really tasty fish sandwiches of the snack car. There are a few picnic benches from which the lively goings-on can be easily observed.

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Neele

    By ferry from Zollenspieker to Hoopte

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    • September 1, 2018

  • Eulerich

    Always ferries are more beautiful than bridges, s. my remark about the Zollenspieker.

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    • February 17, 2019

  • Ingo F.

    For cyclists the best way to get to the other shore quickly

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Claudia

    Not quite as nice to sit as Zollenspieker, but a great way to get to the other side of the Elbe.

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Hardy Meyer

    At the ferry terminal in Hoopte to Zollenspieker, there is always something going on when the weather is good. Everything else was said nicely in the other posts.

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Thomas

    Best fish rolls ever. Just be careful: the ferry stops running at some point in the evening.

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    • September 21, 2020

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