The Hohwachter Bay is poor in destinations, and therefore the very idyllic port of Lippe has always had a special position. Many crews appreciate it as a stopover on the way from Kiel to Fehmarn or vice versa. The facility is surrounded by greenery, there is a nice restaurant with seats on the beach, a snack bar, plenty of space for barbecues and an uncrowded beach right next to the harbor. However, Lippe is also notorious for sanding up quickly. Up until now there has always been regular dredging - at least until this year.
In the big YACHT-Ostsee-Update (issue 13/2019, now still at the kiosk) we reported that there were problems with the necessary permit. For many years, the operator had a corresponding permit from the state to dredge in front of the port, even though the waters no longer belong to the port. He bore the costs himself, and dredging was carried out as required.
But then the official requirements for such special permits were drastically tightened: For a renewed permit, the operator should provide complex reports with sediment samples and hydraulic engineering reports, which according to his own statements would have cost him around 50,000 euros. He could not and would not do that, whereupon the driveway silted up to 90 centimeters. So the port was not accessible for keel yachts until May.
But now the country has solved the problem for at least this year. So that the DGzRS cruiser stationed in Lippe can continue to sail, the report was drawn up and dredged at the cost of the state. The driveway is now 2.9 meters deep again, but Lippe is heavily dependent on the water level. Usually the Marineher is something for yachts with a maximum draft of two meters.
Nevertheless, harbor master Eckhard Boller recommends that you give him a quick call before sailing, especially when the season is already advanced. He has all the depths ready and then awaits the crews in port. He can be reached on 0172/53867834 or the office on 04381/418965.