Elsfleth will leave you lost for words when you try to express your feelings about it.
How do you put in words the effect that its quaintness brings to bear on you as you find your way along historic pathways and cobbled stone walks winding around half timbered homes standing tall and proud? Elsfleth will surely cast its spell on you as it does on the rising number of visitors who have begun to discover its enigmatic charms.
Elsfleth is the ideal destination for those who can’t get enough of maritime legends and tales of ghost ships. The town lends itself perfectly to such tales and historic anecdotes.
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Two rivers, the Hunte and the Wesser combine to give credence to anything the locals may have to say. This town has a great past as a ship building giant and a marine college stands to this day to bear witness to its maritime history.
Elsfleth’s major attraction would be the St. Nicolai Church dating back to the 16th century and yet standing tall and aristocratic as its steeple rises up against the blue skies.
The Grand Duchess Elizabeth is something you’ll be hearing about a lot. Don’t be mislead into thinking it’s a real life Duchess waiting to honor you with a tour around her castle. This is a model of a tall ship that is lovingly exhibited to the visitors as a memorial of the city’s proud past.
Elsfleth’s attractions are not just maritime but also architectural. Check out the monument of the Black Duke and the real life cannon exhibited before it. There’s also the stunning Town Hall building and the Market Place.
Overall, you can’t miss the marina and the boats of all kinds bobbing in the placid waters. Whether you’re into sailing or hiking, there are any number of activities to keep you occupied in Elsfleth.