Charter companies are reporting record occupancy rates for the summer after the sluggish start to the season, and surveys show that almost two thirds of Germans agree that they will stay in their own country this year. That means: sailors have to reckon with some cracking marinas on the German Baltic and North Sea coasts.
If you don't feel like taking part in the race for the best berths in the afternoon, you can anchor as an alternative. Lying in the tranquility of nature, sizzling food on board, enjoying a sun downer in the cockpit - this is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of many ports. Especially since the devil is likely to be loose on land this year. But not everyone is experienced in the choice of anchorages, wondering where are beautiful, safe or special places for it?
That is why we asked skipper circles who likes to anchor where and put together the best anchorages on the German coast for the summer. Sometimes the safe place that offers protection in almost any weather. Sometimes the close to nature with peace and seclusion. But also the day anchorage, which is a good choice for young crews because of its proximity to a lively beach with plenty of remnants. In addition, tips on where to see or discover something on land and a few gastro tips on where something special can be found nearby.