The Cuxhaven District protrudes into the North Sea from Lower Saxony. The mouth of the Elbe is to the north and east; the mouth of the Weser to the west. This district also surrounds the important harbor city of Bremerhaven.
Cuxhaven District Map
Towns & Villages in the Cuxhaven District
- Bad Bederkesa
- Hagen im Bremischen
- Langen (Cuxhaven)
The capital town of Cuxhaven is a relatively new one, only being named as such in 1907. Famous for its fishing traditions and sandy beaches it has become a great vacation spot for the nation. It also offers trips to nearby islands including the isolated Helgoland.
There are many older locations to be found in the Cuxhaven District, including the ancient town of Otterndorf. Here you will find many streets lined with half-timbered buildings and others crammed with red-brick town houses, each with highly ornate gables.
The coasts of this region are protected within the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. Due to the peaceful location and extensive mud-flats — it attracts thousands of migratory birds to its shores each year.