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Cuxhaven is a port town located on northernmost tip of the Lower Saxony state in northern Germany. The port is on the North Sea, and at the mouth of Elbe River. The town covers a total area of 162 km2 (63 ml2) and has population around 50,000.
Tourism is of great economic importance. Its origins go back to 1816 when in Cuxhaven was founded a seaside resort (Seeheilbad).
Cuxhaven cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Cuxhaven dock at either Europe Quay or Humber Quay. The cruise terminal has 2 restaurants, taxi rank, tourist information, car parking.
shuttle bus services,
- The distance between the cruise port and the city center is around 2 km (1,2 ml), and to the nearest train station (Bahnhof Cuxhaven) - approx 1,5 km (1 ml).
- The Cuxhaven-Nordholz Airport is located from the port at approx 11 km (=7 ml). This airport serves only charter flights.
- The distance between Cuxhaven and Bremen is approx 100 km (62 ml), while to Hamburg is approx 130 km (81 ml). Trains to Hamburg and Bremen depart every hour.
- Fast ferries between Cuxhaven and Hamburg provide daily scheduled service. The ferry travel takes around 2,5 hours. Transportation from the Hamburg's ferry pier (Landungsbrucken stop) to the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) is provided by either the underground (line 3) or the trams S1 or S3.