A harbor and seaside town, with a population of close to 50,000, Cuxhaven is a very attractive place to live, work and visit.
Cuxhaven is Germany’s largest official seaside spa town. Its harbor belongs to one of the largest in Germany and the town’s landmark is the wooden “Kugel bake”, which was originally a marine navigation aid.
Cuxhaven has an attractive housing market, with excellent schools across the town. Well-known for its healthy environment and air and water purity, Cuxhaven is not only a home to those looking for a good quality of life, but also a tourist hot spot with over one-million-over-night stay bookings per year.
Our “Wattenmeer” is an UNESCO World Heritage protected area (since 2009) and a beautiful spot to enjoy the versatile fauna and flora. The nearby island “Neuwerk” can be reached by foot, horse, horse carriage or boat. Further offshore you will find the quiet island of Helgoland, Germany’s most northern island. Here you can enjoy nature (impressive cliffs, seals, northern gannet, and guillemot) for a few days or take advantage of tax-free shopping.
Relevant industries beside tourism are fishing, biotechnology, animal health & vaccines, dental technology, and wind energy, amongst others.
Cuxhaven is well connected to the rest of Germany, being in close proximity to Bremen, Hamburg, or Hannover. From here, transfer is either by local trains or rental car.