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Elbfahre Gluckstadt-Wischhafen

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Fun experience / HH A7 alternative route westwards

We enjoyed this other way to move forward and skip the trafic on the highway at the roadworks north... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Esbjerg, Denmark
Crossing the Elbe

We arrived at Wischhaven and there were nog many people. Nevertheless we had to wait 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Am Fleth 49, 25348 Glueckstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 4124 2430
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This ferry is an excellent solution for all travelers who wants to avoid the (potential) traffic hell around Hamburg. Those who have no taste for Autobahn monotony. First time this year, I might make it a standard!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KnutM
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We enjoyed this other way to move forward and skip the trafic on the highway at the roadworks north of Hamburg. Unfortunately many others had the same idea, so the line was quite long and we waited about an hour. Nice simple ferry and fun...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Kynde22
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We arrived at Wischhaven and there were nog many people. Nevertheless we had to wait 40 minutes before we boarded. You have to stay with your car until they come and collect the money. Cash only! If you do not have any cash, you get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Inezje
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had travelled north to Denmark, via the Hamburg roadworks and experienced lengthy delays of almost an hour. The traffic held up coming south was worse. On our return we were only too pleased to miss these delays and opted for the ferry. We had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank skilli15
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Elbfaehre between Glückstadt (Schleswig-Holstein) und Wischhafen (Niedersachsen) is a convenient and effective way to avoid the traffic in Hamburg, particularly if your destination is in Niedersachsen. Waiting times can be considerable during rush hour and weekends. Midday during weekdays is the best time. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lutz L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had been warned about roadwork delays on the highway from Hamburg towards Denmark so decided to cross the Elbe by ferry. Unfortunately our plan to reach the ferry by 10 pm was thwarted because the tunnel under the Weiser is blocked at the moment....More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank simon J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A fascinating 30 minute ferry ride across the River Elbe to the delightful town of Gluckstadt. We only waited 20 mins but there ws a big queue the other side so this might be a problem if you are on a tight schedule

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to cross the Elbe this way, rather than drive all the way down to Hamburg. We were traveling Bremerhaven to Lübeck. The views of huge ships from the ferry were cool, and the price (12€ for two adults in a car) was fair....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank MaryLeeTraveler
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Not sure if a wait of 1 1/2 hours to get on the car ferry is usual or not, but it was lovely to cross the River Elbe this way. Holiday time meant it was not a problem. Not sure how to check up on...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank spoonerwright
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Quickest trip across the Elb - and avoids the traffic round Hamburg. Good value at €12 for a car and to adults. May have some queues at busy times but with ferries running about every 10 minutes the wait is quite acceptable.

Date of experience: May 2016
5  Thank BonnieSwede
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Paula M
15 February 2018|
Response from skilli15 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book. Just turn up. It’s a continual service.
30 June 2016|
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Response from BonnieSwede | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not have an up to date price list. But their website is updated daily so although the price list there says 2010 I don't think prices have increased greatly. Cost for adult is €2.00 still. But be aware cash... More