Brunsbüttel is a little known jewel within Schleswig-Holstein.
This town really should be known for its wonderful location along the not only the Elbe Cycle Route, that runs for an amazing 980 kilometers; but also along the North Sea Cycle Track (running for a whopping 907 km through Germany). So this a fabulous destination for those who truly appreciate the exercise with some amazing North German and North Sea scenery.
In case you’re looking for some sightseeing of the walking kind, Brunsbüttel has that too. Of the religious kind, you’ll find the oldest of the three churches is the 17th century Jacobuskirche. This church was rebuilt in the 18th century because of a lightening strike. Maria Meeresstern Chapel and the Pauluskirche aren’t as old, but most certainly worth your time to peruse.
You’re also bound to find the museums here in Brunsbüttel a bit out of the ordinary. Its museum exhibits run the gamut from the region’s local history to the story of life along the shipping canals. There are also many timber framed gems scattered through town.
Summer is when Brunsbüttel springs (pardon the pun) to life, as the town hosts many classical concerts for the famous Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. There are many concerts held throughout many towns in this state at the same time, only adding to the Festival’s charm.
That’s not Brunsbüttel’s only claim to the arts as you’ll find two outstanding art galleries. Galerie Stücker is one such gallery, but the most famous is Galerie Rusch — where you’ll find the work of one of the town’s most famous residents, Jens Rusch.
If that all is not enough for you, there’s no reason not to have a dip in the town’s refreshing swimming pool or try a hand at the miniature golf course.
It’s amazing how much fun can be had in the great outdoors when visiting this more than charming town. As much you’ll want to yell from the town’s half timbered rooftops of how great this place is, let’s note and keep this place all to ourselves. ;-)