Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

We take a moment to map out what must surely be the two most obscure international ferry links in the North Sea region.

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When the ferry link from Harwich to Cuxhaven (in Germany) was closed in November 2005, it was widely reported in the media that, with the loss of the route, so ended a long era of international passenger ferries from Germany's North Sea ports. Yet that is not quite the case. Hardy souls who enjoy freight ferries can still travel five times each week from Cuxhaven to Immingham (on the Humber) on ships operated by DFDS Tor Line. If space is available, passengers and their cars are welcome on these services - for details see www.dfdstorline.dk.


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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 19.