Cycle Tour Bike holiday to Hamburg
Travel report: Faaborg-Flensburg-Rendsburg-Bad Bramstedt-Hamburg
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Faaborg, Region of Southern Denmark, DK (0 m NHN)
, Hamburg, DE (26 m NHN)
Four days of bicycle holiday with myt son Alexander in August 2018, beginning in Faaborg on South Funen via the ferry of Boejden-Fynshav, Sonderborg, Flensburg and Rendsburg to Bad Bramstedt. From there by train to Hamburg. On the last day we visit the city and travel home by train.
Hilly moraine landscape on South Funen, continuing on Als and beyond along Flensburg Fjord to Flensburg. All the way we follow the coast on the bike route along the fjord. In Kollund forest we go up steep slopes on gravel roads. The Danish-German border is crossed by Skomagerhus. One of Europe's and the world's most idyllic border crossings on a small wooden bridge over the Krus stream's mouth into the fjord. The landscape between Flensburg and Rendsburg is characterized by a more hilly moraine landscape, which rises to just under 200 meters above sea level in Hytten mountains, as they are called, south of Schleswig, but we avoid them. The old Danish town of Rendsburg is located in the Ejder valley, which is not particularly significant. This river is in its upper and middle run strongly influenced by adjustments and closures in favour of the Kiel Canal. This canal for seagoing ships intersects Schleswig-Holstein about where the dividing line between the two former Duchies lies, and since all bridges have to be very high, only a few of them exist and they all carry motorways or railways. Local traffic is accommodated by a large number of free ferries. South of the canal there are fewer hills, as it's more geest and heath plains, even far from the marshes and the North Sea. In Hamburg it's is again more hilly. A characteristic is the high bank down to the Elbe river, which creates beautiful viewpoints, so-called balconies, for example in Altona west of St. Pauli and Hamburg's Old Town. Here the high bank gradually decreases and flats out into wide marshlands east of the city.
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FIRST DAY, August 13, 2018
First stage in Alexanders and my bike trip to Hamburg. Corrected distance is 75.5 km (minus 14.4 km from the ferry crossing from Boejden to Fynshav). Our plan is to take Fynbus route 141 from OBC Nord, place H (in Dannebrogsgade opposite track 7/8) at 8.15. Arrival at Faaborg Gymnasium approximately at 9.10. That leaves us approx. 50 min. to cycle the 10.5 km to Bøjden, where the ferry to Als departs at 10:00. It can be made at an average speed of just over 13 km/h. 50 min. later we'll arrive at Fynshav on the island of Als. The distance from Fynshav to Flensbed hostel in Flensburg is 64 km. At an average speed of 11 km/h we'll arrive at 5 pm. At 6 pm. our tour at the Flensburg brewery right in the neighborhood starts.
SECOND DAY, 14 August, 2018
This day is dedicated to cycling from Flensburg to Rendsburg without using public transport. The route partially follows the old militæry route, which today is a signposted cycle route, eg. via Sankelmark (with the battlefield from 1864) and Suederschmedeby, bypassing Schleswig, close to Jagel Airport and through the village of Danewerk, on to Kropp and Fockbek and into Rendsburg.
THIRD DAY, 15 August, 2018
This day is dedicated to cycling on from Rendsborg with a look at the (temporarily) broken ferry, suspended in wires under the railway bridge over the Kiel Canal and crossing this with a (free) normal ferry that sails back and forth all the time. After that, the ox road route (as it is called in Germany) is abandoned and we cycle on minorl roads to Bad Bramstedt. From here commuter trains run to Hamburg Eidelstedt (AKN), departing at minute 58 with arrival at Hamburg Eidelstedt at minute 01 in the hour after. From this place we go by bicycle to our place of accommodation in Hamburg, St. Pauli Lodge. The corrected distance is 60.9 km. (minus 36,1 km on the train line). The guesthouse is located in St. Pauli's northern part near the Schanzenviertel, a modern style and alternative district, where a part is located in a disused industrial district, resembling to some extent the socalled meat town of Copenhagen.
FOURTH DAY, August 16, 2018.
The day is spent visiting Hamburg's sights, both near the lodge and inside the city center. Top possibilities include a harbor cruise and a visit to the plaza of the new concert hall of Elbphilharmoni. Using our bicycles, we are going to be fast and independent. At one point we have to go find the main train station in order to take the train home, IC 382 departing from Hamburg Hbf at 19.01, arriving at Fredericia at. 22.14 and onwards with R 3874 to Odense, depart. at 22.30, arriving at 23.19.
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Afgangstider mandag-lørdag Bøjden-Fynshav:
Afgang hver hele ulige time fra kl. 05.00 til kl. 19.00, altså kl. 05.00, kl. 07.00, kl. 09.00, o.s.v. (januar 2013 - maj 2013)
Afgang hver hele time fra kl. 09.00 til kl. 17.00, altså kl. 09.00, kl. 10.00, kl. 11.00, o.s.v. Desuden afgang fra Bøjden kl. 05.00, kl. 07.00, kl. 19.00 og kl. 21.00 (1. juni 2013 - 31. august 2013)
Afgang hver hele ulige time fra kl. 05.00 til kl. 19.00, altså kl. 05.00, kl. 07.00, o.s.v. (september 2013 - december 2013)
Afgangstider søn- og helligdage Bøjden-Fynshav:
Afgang hver hele ulige time fra kl. 07.00 til kl. 21.00, altså kl. 07.00, kl. 09.00, kl. 11.00, o.s.v. (januar 2013 - maj 2013)
Afgang hver hele time fra kl. 09.00 til kl. 17.00, altså kl. 09.00, kl. 10.00, kl. 11.00, o.s.v. Desuden afgang fra Bøjden kl. 07.00, kl. 19.00 og kl. 21.00 (1. juni 2013 - 31. august 2013)
Afgang hver hele ulige time fra kl. 07.00 til kl. 21.00, altså kl. 07.00, kl. 09.00, o.s.v. (september 2013 - december 2013)
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AlsFærgen: Bøjden - Fynshav
Sejltid: 50 minutter
Mødetid: Senest 15 minutter før afgang
Sønderborg (Danish pronunciation: [ˈsønɐˌb̥ɒːˀ] - (German: (help·)) is a Danish town of Region of Southern Denmark. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Sønderborg Municipality. The town has a population of 27,304 (1 January 2012),in a municipality of 76,793.
The town of Sønderborg is home to Sønderborg Castle (Sønderborg Slot), the Royal Danish Army's Sergeant School and Sandbjerg Estate (Sandbjerg Gods, Sundeved) near Sønderborg. Sønderborg castle is in the centre of the town, and houses a museum focusing on the history and culture of the area. The museum is open all year. Sandbjerg Estate, which had belonged for many years to the Dukes of Sønderborg, and then to the Reventlow family, was donated toAarhus University in 1954. In addition Sønderborg has a castle-like barracks built by the German military in 1906, placed centrally by Als Fjord, opposite Alsion (see picture below). Today the barracks is the home the Danish army NCO school.
Prior to the Second Schleswig War of 1864, Sønderborg was situated in the Duchy of Schleswig, a Danish fief, so its history is properly included in the contentious history of Schleswig-Holstein. In the 1920 Schleswig Plebiscite that returned Northern Schleswig to Denmark, 43.8% of the city of Sønderborg's inhabitants voted for the cession to Denmark and 56.2% voted for remaining part of Germany.
The town of Sønderborg lies on both sides of Alssund; the narrow strait between these two sides is called Als Strait (Alssund). Two road bridges connect the city across the strait: the 682-meter Als Strait Bridge (Alssundbro), built in 1978-1981; and the 331-meter King Christian X's Bridge (Kong Christian Xs Bro), built in 1925-1930.
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Opening hours 02-01-2013 - 23-12-2013Monday- Friday10:00 - 17:00 02-01-2013 - 23-12-2013Saturday10:00 - 13:00 24-06-2013 - 11-08-2013Saturday10:00- 14:00