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Old 11-08-2017, 06:17   #1
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Up the Elbe to Hamburg?


I'm en route from Finland to the UK and am getting out of the Baltic a little earlier this year than usual. That's a little sad, but I had a rare weather window (48 hours of strong SE wind) which allowed me to skip much of the usual horrible upwind bashing, so I took it, and here I am in Kiel.

I normally pop out the Brunsbuttel end of the Kiel Canal and either head down the river to Cuxhaven, or out to Helgoland, or just head out into the North Sea. This year I'm thinking about going the other way -- up the river to Hamburg.

Worthwhile? Good places to berth? Any good stops in the river along the way?
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:39   #2
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Re: Up the Elbe to Hamburg?

Have no advice except watch out for low bridges:-). Don't eat the entire schnitzel. Do finish the beer.
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