River Geeste walking path

The green route along the river Geeste

The flat route begins in the heart of the city in Deichstraße at the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences. On the green area on the right side was the Wencke-Dock in 1845, of which outlines can still be seen today. The adjacent Seebeck Villa, which today houses a restaurant, was the private villa of Georg Dietrich Seebeck, the founder of the Seebeck shipyard, in 1906.

Cross the ferry road and turn right just after the bridge house. A footbridge leads over to the paved sand path along the Geeste. Following the bend of the river, the grounds of the Naval Operation School (MOS) can be seen on the other side of the river. You pass the Unterweser Canoe Club and walk towards a large green crane. The 36.5 meter high shipyard crane belonged to one of the leading shipyards, Rickmers Werft, which was located here until 1986. On the left, the building of the Employment Agency and a day care center for children tower up before you pass the Captain's Quarter with its Mediterranean-colored houses and cross the green pedestrian bridge, the Achgelis Bridge, on the right. In 1865 Martin Achgelis took over an iron foundry and expanded it into a machine factory, which manufactured ship-technical machines, such as anchor winches, steering gears, steering machines and more.

Turn left after the red brick residential buildings on the left side. You will pass a car dealership at the back of the road before you reach the Grimsbystraße feeder road, which you cross on your right at the pedestrian crossing. After the Diekmann car dealership on your right, change sides and turn right into "Zur Hexenbrücke" (the Geeste is now on your left).

Follow the road straight ahead and after passing the tidal barrier on your left, turn left, cross the gravel parking lot and get onto the hiking trail that follows the Geeste bank with the sports boat clubs. After some time you will see the buildings of the Bremerhaven waste disposal company towering high up on the right. Continue straight ahead and underpass the A27 freeway. Following the path, you will see trees and small resting places on the right-hand side, while on the left your gaze wanders over the Geeste and the wide green spaces and the destination of the stage, the Schiffdorf barrage lock, appears before you. From a technical point of view, this is a sluice system that was built between 1890 and 1892 as part of drainage projects.

Length of the path: 12 km

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