These three features describe Brunsbuettel and its ideal location. The second largest city in Dithmarschen directly at the border of the Steinburg district is unique for its location near the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. It has a far-reaching influence on the regions thanks to its outstanding infrastructure. The Kiel Canal has had an ongoing positive impact on this development. Brunsbuettel - without the prestigious “project of the century” at the time of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the city would not be what it is today – an attractive town uniting commerce, trade and industry, offering the people living there and in the surrounding communities an outstanding quality of life, situated along the scenic Lower Elbe.
The “gold rush” during the early settlement of the industry in the 1970s has had a significant impact. The “Elbeforum Brunsbuettel” culture and convention center in a city with a population of 14,000 is just one example. It is above all young families that really appreciate the attractive cultural and leisure opportunities, as well as the nearby network of seven day care centers, the excellent education system comprising all types of schools and the many further vocational training opportunities. Numerous sports facilities, indoor and outdoor pools offer outstanding leisure opportunities. . It can be said without a doubt that Schleswig-Holstein’s largest industrial zone is a family-oriented residential location which offers lower real estate prices than the neighboring communities in the greater Hamburg area. Once in Brunsbuettel, it is only a short hop across the river Elbe to Cuxhaven on one of the Elblink shipping company ferries.
This is true for the entire stretch of the Holstein Elbe Marshes from Hamburg all the way up to the North Sea Coast. The “Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer” (Schleswig Holstein Wadden Sea National Park) is a unique living space for over 10,000 various species of wild fauna and flora. The Friedrichskoog “Seehundstation” (seal sanctuary) is a nursery for orphaned baby seals. The fertile marshland forms the foundation for the largest contiguous cabbage growing area in Europe. Marne is a capital of Northern Germany’s Karneval season celebrations. Every other year, the “Brunsbuetteler Wattolympiade”, the mud flats Olympics is held, “dirty games” for the benefit of the Schleswig-Holstein cancer society. The Wilstermarsch, one of Schleswig-Holstein’s oldest regions, boasts Germany’s lowest elevation of 3.54 meters below sea level. The “Elbe Ice Stadion” in Brokdorf brings winter to the coast. Not only does the Glueckstadt city monument offer many historic insights but it is at the same time also the cradle of the original “Glueckstaedter Matjes” herrings. And following the opening of the ISIT Fraunhofer institute for silicon technology in Itzehoe, this place has been developing into a high-tech location for European cutting-edge research.
This variety is living proof that wherever you are in Dithmarschen or Steinburg, there is a lot to be experienced in this region of southwest Holstein.