Cycling by the North Sea

Discover Lower Saxony's North Sea coast by bicycle

The Nordseeküsten Radweg (North Sea Coast Cycle Route) is recommended for an extended trip. Divided into bottom-friendly stages, the route is suitable not only for well-trained hobby cyclists, but also for excursions with the whole family. Historic estates, proud lighthouses and old mills adorn the around 400 kilometre long route. It is virtually impossible to come off the right path. Green and white signs point the way, in case of doubt also to the nearest picturesque village or small harbour, where you can fortify yourself with lavishly filled fish or crab sandwiches.

If you think this route is too long, we recommend circular routes: The seaside town of Emden has a variety of routes and a number of sights ready for you. The "Otto Huus" and the "Ostfriesische Landesmuseum" (East Frisian Regional Museum) are just two of the cultural highlights. From Emden, it is worth a trip to the East Frisian island of Borkum.

In Krummhörn, you cycle through terp villages, past chieftains' castles and old palaces. The holiday region also offers two additional highlights: the Campen Lighthouse is Germany's tallest signpost and a great viewing point in fine weather. Much better known is its "little brother" in Pewsum. The tower with yellow and red bands achieved fame throughout Germany through a film by the Emden comedian Otto Waalkes and is frequently referred to as the "Otto" lighthouse.

Cuxhaven provides its guests with more than 200 kilometres of developed cycle paths. Thus, the bicycle is a perfect means of transport for exploring the North Sea spa resort. A total of 11 cycle routes offer charming landscapes. Whether on guided tours or by yourself: all the suggested routes are designed such that there is a lot of time left for resting and discovery.


We can confidently recommend the circular cycle route No. 3 around Otterndorf to pleasure cyclists. This leads through varied scenery and romantic villages, around the North Sea spa resort of Otterndorf, covering approx. 49 kilometres. This route can be completed in three to four hours. You should not miss the historic centre of the peaceful Otterndorf. A view over the dyke to the Elbe estuary also fascinates, when the large ships sail into the sea here.


And when the tailwind lets you freewheel and you breathe in the iodised air, you can't help feeling that you have not only travelled, but also experienced Lower Saxony's North Sea coast!

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