Eye of a needle. Bascule bridge over the Schwinge near Stade
One big pot follows the next. The tide pushes mightily, sometimes in one direction, sometimes in the other. Often the wind is against the current. And in some places imposing harbor cranes, gigantic oil tanks and nuclear power plants adorn the banks.
And should that be an inviting sailing area? Yes, absolutely!
Anyone who uses the great river as a kind of feeder to get to the remote tributaries and tributaries of the Elbe between Hamburg and Cuxhaven opens up a territory that doesn't need to hide at all. On the contrary. In the lee of the large, almost untouched Elbe islands or in the sometimes winding courses of the tributaries you will find a grandiose natural idyll.