Hafen von Greetsiel

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Recommended by 286 out of 310 hikers


  • Nicole

    Greetsiel simply has a beautiful town center. Historic houses, small shops and a cozy, East Frisian gastronomy.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Dorothea 🌅🚴🏻‍♀️🏞️🏃🏻‍♀️🏰

    Greetsiel is a really nice old place on the Leybucht. Historic buildings shape the townscape. Nice shops and restaurants invite you. You can also rent boats on the canal and see the area from the water. From Greetsiel there is a nice hike through the nature reserve, in which many bird species can be observed.

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Irmy

    Greetsiel has its charm in every season

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    • May 11, 2017

  • Schroeder

    Very nice also the bike tour from Emden main station as far as possible along the coast to Greetsiel and on the direct way back. (about 50 km, see also: komoot.de/tour/10205395)

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    • September 21, 2017

  • Petfed

    At the harbor below right on the water at the fishing boats the little fish stall has the best fish sandwiches I have ever eaten.

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    • September 16, 2017

  • Irmy

    In winter Greetsiel is not busy 😊aber but that has a certain flair ❄️🌬🌤📸

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    • January 28, 2017

  • Dorothea 🌅🚴🏻‍♀️🏞️🏃🏻‍♀️🏰

    Pretty little harbor with fishing boats like from another time. The harbor is surrounded by small houses of the old town center. From the harbor you can walk nicely into the nature reserve.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • Seahunter

    A bike ride to Greetsiel is always worthwhile.
    Whether from Emden or north - Norddeich always along the coast or through the Krummhörn, with its many small villages. There are a large number of cafes here,
    invite you to a rest. Just a nice little place. In the main season it can also be a bit crowded.

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    • January 25, 2019

  • JR56

    Whoever comes to Greetsiel is captivated by the enchanting sight of a dollhouse village with historic gabled houses from the 17th century, the over 600-year-old fishing port with its impressive shrimp fleet, the famous Greetsiel twin mills and picturesque lanes.

    Probably nowhere is Ostfriesland more quaint and more typical than here: Gulf yards, windmills, chief castles, the tallest and one of the smallest and most famous lighthouses in Germany - the Pilsum lighthouse - and the vastness shape the landscape.
    Here you can relax and enjoy the peace. For active vacationers there is a varied offer. Whether on horseback, by bike, in a boat or canoe, on signposted Nordic Walking routes - the Krummhörn can be explored in many ways.
    Wellbeing is the motto of the "oasis" in Greetsiel with a swimming pool, various sauna areas and other health services.

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    • March 16, 2019

  • Vlady

    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.

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Peter und Caterina 🐕🐾🐾

    Drink a cup of tea and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor ... priceless 👌

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Doris

    Greetsiel is one of the most beautiful places on the coast, I think.

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    • October 25, 2018

  • Seahunter

    In winter, it is a little more tranquil and quiet in the small fishing village Greetsiel.
    But not less interesting. Not all shops are open, but the Grand Cafe, for example, is open all year. and some other restaurants.
    Even in winter it has its charm.

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    • March 23, 2019

  • ARE

    Beautiful place on the North Sea, which is often used as a calendar motif. Great restaurants.

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Franz

    A visit to the church is worthwhile.

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    • February 5, 2019

  • Franz

    The cutter fleet at Greetsieler Hafen is one of the largest in East Frisia. Excursion boat brings guests up to the lock on the Leyhörn.
    At the harbor are the oldest houses of the place.
    For more information: greetsiel.org/hafen

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    • February 5, 2019

  • Dorothea 🌅🚴🏻‍♀️🏞️🏃🏻‍♀️🏰

    Nice little harbor at the small historic village Greetsiel. Here is still fishing with cutters, so you can often see the fishing boats.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The port of Greetsiel is home to the largest cutter fleet in East Frisia. At the 30 cutters have sometimes moored here. Mussel catcher, excursion steamer, Dutch Tjalken and a sailboat harbor complete the picture. The harbor itself is tidal independent.

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    • November 12, 2019

  • Marek Mierzwa🚶‍♂️🚲🚶‍♀️

    The harbor and the houses are simply a feast for the eyes

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    • December 31, 2019

  • Nicole

    Here there is ice, for which it pays to stand across the square;)

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    • May 14, 2017

  • SH

    Colorful is this harbor. Traditional (?) Fishing boats pose here with their traditional (?) Equipment. Everything is well showcased. The spectacle is absolutely worth seeing - and no longer a question mark in brackets, but an exclamation point! That's really great!

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Stefan

    A beautiful idyllic harbor in a beautiful fishing village. There is a large fleet of cutters that are very nice to look at.
    When you are there, you should definitely get an ice cream from the ice cream parlor at the harbor, sit on a bench somewhere and enjoy the whole thing. It is a little quieter in the evening. You can relax with a drink on the benches of the locality.

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    • August 1, 2020

  • Volker B.

    Small, cute and lots of nice restaurants

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    • October 8, 2020

  • Carsten

    A lot of crab cutters in the harbor

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    • May 13, 2020

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Location: Greetsiel, Aurich, East Frisia, Lower Saxony, Germany


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