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Fehmarn Sound Bridge

Fehmarnsund, Heiligenhafen

Fehmarn Sound Bridge
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last update on Jun 20, 2022
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From the locals, the bridge is affectionately referred to as a hanger.
© Tourismus-Service Fehmarn / Stefan Sobotta From the locals, the bridge is affectionately referred to as a hanger.

If you want to visit the holiday island Fehmarn, you can easily reach it via the Fehmarn Sound Bridge. The bridge, often referred to by the locals as the "coat hanger", is an impressive structure and has long since become a landmark of Fehmarn. For many vacationers, painters and photographers, the imposing building is a popular motif.

The bridge is almost one kilometre long and connects the island with the Schleswig-Holstein mainland. On a width of 21 metres the bridge offers sufficient space for a two-lane carriageway, a railway line and a sidewalk. Arrived on the holiday island there is a lot to experience: Windsurfing at the beach, walks along the Green Bring, sightseeing in the castle or bathing at Fehmarn Beach.

Note: Strong wind can cause the bridge to close. A weather station on the island of Fehmarn measures wind force and direction. In the case of side winds with a strength of around eight Beaufort or more, the bridge will be closed to caravans and trucks. In the event of a storm, a full lock is applied.

Historical Information

The bridge connects Fehmarn with the Schleswig-Holstein mainland.
© Tourismus-Service Fehmarn / Stefan Sobotta The bridge connects Fehmarn with the Schleswig-Holstein mainland.

As early as 1912 there were first considerations for a bridge. They wanted to create a railway connection to become independent of shipping. In 1941 the project was started by the organization Todt. However, in 1943, as a result of the Second World War, the long construction work had to be stopped completely.

First 1963 the bridge construction was started again. The Fehmarn Sound Bridge was inaugurated in April 1963. In 1999, the building was finally declared a monument by the State Office for Monument Protection.

How to get there

By car:

Take the A1 northbound. At Heiligenhafen take the federal road 207/E47, which leads over the Fehmarn Sound Bridge to Fehmarn.

With public transport:

Fehmarn has two railway stations, Burg on Fehmarn and Puttgarden. From Hamburg HBF or Lübeck Fehmarn can be easily reached by train.


Vogelflug über die Fehmarnsundbrücke | 02:03


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