Hafen Greetsiel

Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 57 out of 60 cyclists


  • 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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    • 06/03/2019

  • el-pinky

    Always nice to be here. The location is great and the village shows "always" at its best.

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    • 06/12/2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    Greetsiel beautiful little dreamy crab fishing village, with the special flair.
      Many small cafes and restaurants invite you to eat, to relax, or just to flambé.
      For me, the fresh crab bread is out of hand is the greatest pleasure and the seagull scream in the background trying to make their prey.

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    • 06/15/2019

  • Mapf

    There are currently 27 shrimp cutters in the fishing port.

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    • 3 days ago

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


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