Mountain Biking Highlight
With 25 crab-cutters, who regularly drive to the romantic harbor of Greetsiel, here is the largest cutter fleet in Ostfriesland. In addition to the main catch, the crabs, which are actually called garnet, are also landed in small quantities and flatfish such as plaice, coarse and sole. The historic harbor is over 600 years old.
Here you breathe history and seafaring romance in a unique environment of charming historic gabled houses and idyllic lanes. And: you enjoy pure sea air!
Since 1991, there is the lock Leysiel, which separates the fishing port and the marina from the open North Sea. Up to eight cutters can be passed through here at the same time. Thus Greetsieler Hafen is tide independent, high and low tide "stay outside". The old Sieltor is over 200 years old and a popular meeting place for Greetsiel guests. Here the Greetsieler Sieltief flows.
August 6, 2019
Greetsiel is a district of the municipality Krummhörn in the district of Aurich in Lower Saxony.
The Sielort is located on the Leybucht in western Ostfriesland and has 1450 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012). Greetsiel can look back on more than 650 years of history. In the place began the rise of the family Cirksena, a chieftain family, who from 1464 to 1744 presented the counts and princes of East Frisia.Greetsiel is located directly on the Leybucht, a small bay on the East Frisian west coast. Large parts of the bay were gradually diked, so Greetsiel today is the only port on the Bay of Ley. Greetsiel also includes the neighboring village of Hauen and Akkens, a residential area located on a moat, both to the west of the village.
In the 1990s, the Leybuchthörn was completed. This structure extends as a headland in the Wadden Sea. Within the Leybuchthörns are a reservoir and the access from the North Sea to Greetsieler harbor. Between the harbor and the open sea there is a lock. Since completion of the building Greetsieler port is tideunabhängig accessible.
The distance to the nearest cities Emden and north is 15 to 20 kilometers in north or southwest direction. The Krummhörner main town Pewsum is located 7.2 kilometers to the south.
West of Greetsiel is the nature reserve Leyhörn, which is part of the EU bird sanctuary Krummhörn. The protected area covers 646 hectares and encompasses extensive reeds, high perennial meadows and grassland areas in addition to the water and silt areas. The town also borders on the Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer National Park.Source: Wikipedia
September 25, 2017
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