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Kugelbake (Seezeichen aus Holz)

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  • Urug Sigil

    It is 28.4 m high and used to be a nautical sign for ships, but since 1878 it has lost its importance with the permanent operation of a lightship, since 1913 in the city's coat of arms, owned by Cuxhaven since 2002, currently a tourist attraction. good place to observe incoming and outgoing ships, it marks the border between inland waters Elbe and North Sea, the Elbe estuary is here to Schleswig-Holstein 18 km wide, but the fairway only 800 m.

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    • July 21, 2018

  • Ralf

    Drive past the Kugelbarke past the Cuxhaven industrial area to Otterndorf.
    The entrance of the bike path is behind the blue warehouse. From there you can always drive along the water to Otterndorf about 20km. Recommend the Hofcafe Ramm "Zum Alten Backhaus" with homemade pies about 1km past Otterndorf Stader Landstrasse direction Stade.

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    • July 16, 2015

  • Cordula

    From Cuxhaven along the Elbe to Otterndorf.
    Then across the country, past small places, to Dorum Neufeld.
    On the Weser back towards Cuxhaven.
    Very nice 80 km long day tour👍🏻😊

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    • October 7, 2016

  • JR56

    The northernmost point of Lower Saxony is the Kugelbake in Cuxhaven.
    It is a maritime sign made of wood. Since wood and sea air are not tolerated in the long term, this is no longer the first Kugelbake this time was set up. The first was probably built in December 1703 at the instigation of the pilot Inspector Paul Allers. At the point there was a group of trees that were used as a point of view, but were washed away by a violent storm surge.
    In 1853, even a light was placed in the Kugelbake. The beacon burned in a hut that was inside the beacon.
    At the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, the Leuchthütte was dismantled for tactical reasons, in order to offer the enemy no clue. Even at the beginning of the First World War, the Kugelbake had to give way. In 1924 it was rebuilt. However, instead of the eponymous bullet, two round rectangular discs were attached to the tip.
    Since a lightship was designed year-round, the light from 1878 was no longer needed.
    Finally, in 2001, the Waterways and Shipping Administration returned the Kugelbake to the Federal Property Office, as the navigation mark had lost its nautical significance. Since 2002, the Kugelbake is owned by the city of Cuxhaven and is a listed building.
    A trip there is always worth it. From here you can watch the great ships that drive in front of Cuxhaven in the Elbe estuary and then drive to Hamburg.
    unterwegs-in-niedersachsen.de/ueber-uns/blog/item/niedersachsens-noerdlichster-punkt

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    • January 26, 2019

  • Irmy

    The Kugelbake is a wooden navigation mark in Cuxhaven. Measured from the middle Tidehochwasser to the middle of the small ball their height is 28.4 m. The term bake goes back to the Middle Ages, in which all the navigational signs - including lighthouses - were so named. It is the landmark of Cuxhaven and depicted since 1913 in the coat of arms of the city. An earlier building still served as a lighthouse; Today, the Kugelbake is illuminated only at night as a tourist attraction. It forms the seaward boundary of the Elbe, so the end of the Binnenelbe after the Federal Waterways Act.
    Extract Wikipedia

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Ralf

    A very special destination with its own atmosphere.

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    • October 1, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    It is the landmark of the city of Cuxhaven, and anchored in the city's coat of arms. It is an old sea sign, at the point where the Elbe and North Sea meet.

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Marc Hartmann

    Bank with great views of the end of the Elbe and the North Sea

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    • April 1, 2018

  • 𝕰𝖑𝖜𝖙𝖆𝖑𝕭𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖑𝖚𝖙 🚲

    The end of the Elbe and the beginning of the wide sea.

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    • February 13, 2019

  • Michel ✔

    Northernmost point in Lower Saxony. Great.

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    • August 8, 2020

  • Peter

    If you like fish, in the fishing port of Cuxhaven there is plenty of money for normal money and good fish in the brick halls at the harbor.

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    • July 8, 2016

  • yoda4president

    Ideal as a starting point for the Elbe Cycle Route!

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Frank

    Here Weser and Elbe run into the North Sea! Although I have told native there that the Weser in Wremen flows into the North Sea! It is only the Weser cycle path that leads to the Kugelbäke.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Sabine 22 🌻

    The 29-sea-high landmark of the city of Cuxhaven used to serve as a guide for seafarers. It indicates where the Elbe ends and the North Sea begins.

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    • September 4, 2019

  • Jörg & Leo

    Whether by bike or on foot. You can always experience new, impressive moments. Whether it is the largest ships, or picture mighty impressions.

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    • May 11, 2019

  • Frank R

    Kugelbarke who does not know them ... easy to reach by bike or on foot. Illuminated in the evening and beautiful view to Cuxhaven

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    • June 26, 2019

  • yoda4president

    Nice meeting and start or end point for the Elaberadweg!

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Tourenradler Oxstedt 🇩🇪🚴‍♂️

    The Kugelbaake is right on the Elbe estuary. From here you can see the 15 km distant Holstein coast.

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Vlady

    Sandy beach from one side, shipping road with many ships from the other side

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    • June 27, 2019

  • Micha

    Here is the start of the Elbe Cycle Route. Directly to the beacon one comes only with entrance.
    Border between the North Sea and the Elbe.

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    • July 15, 2019

  • SH

    The Kugelbake Cuxhaven is somehow famous. I do not really know why that is. Because especially she does not stand out. And yet, at its height from the dike, you also have a beautiful panorama over the water, where you can regularly visit ships. The Kugelbake visually plays a role as a navigational mark, but only a minor role.

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    • August 2, 2019

  • Thorsten Rad&Tour

    Top view

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    • March 11, 2015

  • 𝕰𝖑𝖜𝖙𝖆𝖑𝕭𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖑𝖚𝖙 🚲

    Cuxhobn, Elw, Nuurdsee, dor hürt d Kugelbake dortau ...

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Saskia Tanger

    Simply beautiful to see where the Elbe flows into the North Sea

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    • June 12, 2019


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