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The real Elbe, and all the herring you can eat

Glückstadt’s picturesque ambience comes from its landmarked city centre, its more than 400 years of history, and its enviable location on the Elbe, surrounded by the Holstein Elbe marshes.

Glückstadt's harbor is another highlight: with its tranquil row of houses, it boasts one of the most beautiful harbor streets in all of northern Germany. Don’t miss the local delicacies: the original Glückstadt herring, a

nd many other delicious regional products.

The best way to explore Glückstadt and the surrounding region is by bicycle! More Informations about the bike tours: Cycle Region Glückstadt

Glückstadt is surrounded by the Elbe marshes and their fruit and vegetable orchards and gardens, the Elbe beach in Kollmar, and the mouth of the Stör river, which has become a well-kept secret among surfers and kite surfers. 

Whether on foot or by bike, or aboard a canoe or sailboat – discovered the royal town of Glückstadt and its surrounding marshes, and watch massive ships sail down the Elbe.

Das Bild zeigt Jugendliche auf einem Steg im Hafen in Glückstadt.
Harbor Glückstadt

Contact and more information

Touristinformation Glückstadt
Tel.: 04124 937585

  • Die Ausstellung Sturmfluten und Küstenschutz in der Dörpstuuv Kollmar

    Die Ausstellung Sturmfluten und Küstenschutz in der Dörpstuuv Kollmar

    In der kleinen Dörpstuuv in Kollmar wird auf Schautafeln und Abbildungen von der Geschichte des Dorfes und des Umlandes berichtet. Sturmfluten und Deichschutz sind ebenso Themen der Ausstellung wie Fundstücke aus der Steinzeit und dem Mittelalter.


  • Rigmor

    Did you know that the oldest seaworthy sailing ship in Germany – the Rigmor, which is over 150 years old – conquered the Elbe from Glückstadt?

    25348 Glückstadt
    0 41 24 - 89 05 46


  • Kronsnest Historic Ferry

    Experience a ride on the smallest ferry in Germany, and cross the Krückau river the old-fashioned way.

    25335 Neuendorf
    0 41 21 - 21 39 9 (ab 18:00 Uhr)


  • Kollmar Harbor Beach

    A beach with a foodie scene

    25377 Kollmar
    0 41 24 - 93 75 85


  • Tidenkieker Boat Tour

    Our activity tips: Boat rides from Haseldorf Harbor and Glückstadt

    25348 Glückstadt
    0 41 29 - 95 54 90


  • The Ewer Gloria

    Let the contemplative water carry you away.

    25348 Glückstadt
    0 41 01 - 60 64 27