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Day trips to the North Sea coast

Das Hafenbecken in Bremerhaven von oben. Es liegen Boote im Becken. Am Rand steht ein Riesenrad.
It's all possible within easy reach of Bremen!

Quelle: WFB - LPE

Take a boat trip out to Helgoland, set sail on the sea, gaze at gargantuan cruise ships. It's all possible within easy reach of Bremen – on the North Sea coast!


Besides beautiful beach and sea sceneries, the small fishing village Dangast on the North Sea coast attracts you with culture and art! You can even admire one or the other piece of art directly on the beach. During the summer months, you can hop on a ship that takes you to areas where you can spot seals or to a famous bay named Jadebusen. If you prefer it a little quieter, just relax at the sandy beach or enjoy wellness services on site!

Bunte Strandkörbe stehen an einem weißen Sandstrand.


Der Himmel über einem kleinen Hafenbecken ist blau. Es liegen kleine, weiße Schiffe im Hafen.



Dorum-Neufeld is a small place by the North Sea, which has a lot to offer! In less than an hour you can reach the coastal town by car. Depending on the tide, you can swim in the refreshing North Sea or walk across the mudflats! If you prefer an outdoor swimming pool, you can swim at the Watt'n Bad with artificial waves. You can end the day in the heart of the town with a meal of fresh fish.

Eine große grüne Wiese, auf der ein Gebäude steht. Davor ist das Meer zu sehen.


Auf großen, grünen Wiesen, die an das Meer grenzen, befinden sich Menschen, Zelte, Autos und Häuser


All aboard for Heligoland!

Experience a genuine sea voyage to Germany's only remote offshore island, Heligoland, with its unique unspoilt nature, pure air and duty free shopping. From Cuxhaven, you can travel in comfort to the island of Heligoland on the Halunder Jet catamaran operated by FRS Helgoline. Between late April and early November, the catamaran runs daily at 11.30am from the Alte Liebe in Cuxhaven directly to the harbour at Heligoland in only 75 minutes – and no additional boats are required for disembarkation. Cuxhaven-Heligoland is the shortest and most reliable connection to this remote offshore island.


In Sahlenburg, a 10 km long sandy beach awaits you, where you can go for a swim, walk across the mudflats, or just relax. Make sure to inform yourself about the tides beforehand! Particularly surfers will cherish the mild breeze of the North Sea! If it gets too warm for you in the sun, you can hike through the coastal forest nearby to discover the flora and fauna or visit the outdoor swimming pool, which is located in the middle of the forest, but close to the beach.

Weißer Sandstrand mit Strandkörben und blauem Himmel. Im Hintergrund sind Wiesen und das Meer zu sehen.

Der Strand in Sahlenburg.

Quelle: Privat - JUA

Sailing ships Mercedes and Eldorado

Let the winds dictate your course! On day trips aboard the luxury Mercedes brig or the sailing ship Eldorado, you will be well looked after by a professional crew. The sailing ship Mercedes, one of the most recent additions to the international fleet of tall ships, is luxuriously finished with fine wood, leather sofas and brass handrails. The crew is ready to take care of your every need, the barman serves refreshing drinks and the chef cooks and bakes on board. You can lend a hand with setting the sails and even take the wheel on the bridge. The trips are suitable for children and families, and the ship meets the strictest safety requirements for commercial passenger transport.

Segelschiff Mercedes auf der Nordsee

Quelle: J. Teute-O.Wipperfuerth / WindisourFriend C.V.


Bremerhaven is a great destination for a day trip with various maritime highlights. It is less than 60 kilometres away from Bremen and directly located on the North Sea coast. Bremerhaven offers various things do to: you can enjoy the sun and views of the seaside town on the Weser Dike, you can dip your feet in the sea at the River Weser Lido or you can visit the zoo! Since 1928 polar bears, seals and sea lions have been among the attractions at the Zoo at the Sea. If you want to experience the culinary delights of the North Sea coast, a trip to the Schaufenster Fischereihafen is just the thing for you! Here you will find various traditional restaurants and a small fish market!

Chilling in Schillig

You are in the mood for vacation and dream of white sandy beaches? No problem! By car you can reach the seaside resort of Schillig in about 1 1/2 hours. Shell collectors, beach vacationers and kite surfers will get their money's worth here!

Weißer Sandstrand, an dessen Ende weiße, rote und blaue Strandkörbe von hinten zu sehen sind. Dahinter ist hellblauer Himmel zu erkennen.


Ein Eingangstor mit einem Zaun aus Holz, das mit einer bunten Lichtergirlande versehen ist, steht im Vordergrund. Dahinter ist ein abgegrenzter Bereich mit Sand, Liegestühlen, einem kleinen Holzhaus und Personen zu sehen.


Blaues Wasser, auf dem Personen zu sehen sind, die wiederum auf Boards mit bunten Segeln stehen.


Zu sehen ist ein orange gefärbter Himmel. Die untergehende Sonne scheint auf matschigen Sand. Pfützen in dem Sand spiegeln das orange Licht der Sonne.


Off to the island

Tips for Bremen-visitors

Ausblick auf die Weser in der Abenddämmerung

Maritime Bremen

Quelle: WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH / Jens Lehmkühler

Wasserlauf, von Wiesen umgeben


Quelle: bremen.online GmbH

Blick auf die Weser an der Schlachte bei abendlicher Dunkelheit. Die Lichter spiegeln sich auf dem Wasser.

24 Hours in Bremen

Quelle: Katharina Müller / Privat

Mann auf einer Luftmatratze auf dem Werdersee

Stadtwerder and Lake Werdersee

Quelle: WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH/T. Vankann