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My Birthday Trip 2005

Welcome to CUXHAVEN, the gateway to GERMANY% and EUROPE
I came here for my birthday and sailed over from HARWICHu with DFDS Seaways, and although the crossing was somewhat more rougher than before, I had a great time aboard, and slept like a baby both nights.
During the summer here Cuxhaven is full of attractions and you can never get bored. In July, the month starts with the 29th Harbour days including the biggest open-air flea market, on July 17th the local people of Cuxhaven enjoy one of the highlights of the summer season: the Duhner Wattrennen, this special day takes place on the seaground off Duhnen, whilst the tide is low 12 races for amateurs riders are held and those who are lucky can refill their holiday at the betting office, if you can't or miss this event you will find Cuxhaven a great place to visit, there are plenty of shops, cafe's indoor and out, clothing shops and much more situated all next to one another, alot of the shops use this season as an occasion for sales, which is great for all shop-aholics ( my kind of town ! )
Not only does this place offer plenty to buy, it also has many gorgeous houses secluded away round the back streets, painted pink, cream, blue and much more, these we found situated around the backs of the shops and it felt like a totally different town, it was quiet, and hardly anybody about, which was nice as it gave me the opportunity to catch some great street scene pictures ( see below in travellogues )
The picture opposite is of the boat Hermine, not 100% sure of the history behind her, but she was a beautiful boat, situated in a beautiful town.
I would definately recommend Cuxhaven for a city break, its just a shame I was'nt there longer.

City Centre shopping centre.
Strange little place this was, we walked up to it and expected a shopping centre, but instead found several cafe bars and some shops but upstairs there was surgery's sports clinics, dentists and other strange things like this. I guess it was a good idea to have it all under one roof, but it was weird to see as its the last thing you expect in a shopping mall ! It was a very clean and pretty place though.

Local Monument outside the shopping centre.
There was a pretty flower shop nextdoor to the cafe opposite this monument, unfortunately for the owner's a tramp decieded to sit his butt there to which put me off, but it did not put him off playing his guitar then coming over and asking for a light !
He was soon told to go away nicely by one of te waiters.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean With Lots Of Nice Shops & People
  • Cons:Took Too Long To Get There !
  • In a nutshell:Maritine Port With Ships, Sailors & Shops !
  • Last visit to Cuxhaven: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 25, 2005
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