Fehmarn / Gruener Brink (Gruener Stink)

Continent
Europe
Country
Germany
Next Big City
Hamburg
Next Town
Puttgarden, Burg
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat and choppy for the first 200m, then waves break on a sandbar. The height depends on the wind. The waves can become up to 2m. No tide. There is a big area where you can stand in the water. There are no obstacles in the water, only one stake showing the beginning of the natural reserve. Buoys mark the swimming area. In summertime many algae will be in the water, mainly close to the shore.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
July, August

There is a small beach where you can launch your kites. The kitebeach is to the right. Sand with pebbles. In summertime there are a lot of bathing people, make sure you don't get close to them. Behind the beach there is a playground on a dam. You can pump up your kite there, but it is not recommend starting the kite at the playground, it's too dangerous.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

North is onshore but can be good for kiting. If there is probably not enough wind in North Germany, Gruener Brink is one of the spots with the most wind. At easterly winds it is very crowded. Best winds from fall to spring. Any strength possible, depending on depressions. Summer lighter. Nice easterlies possible, but not very often. This beach is best in E and NE, mainly in summer, then you will have perfect conditions.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Medium walk

After you reached the Island Fehmarn you follow the signs to "Puttgarden". Before you reached the end of the road and are almost on the ferry you turn left, where you see a big hotel, to Puttgarden. Drive through Puttgarden and when you reached the end of Puttgarden you see a sign with "Gruener Brink Badestrand", turn right here. After about 1km you have to turn right when you see the sign "Gruener Brink". This road will lead you to the water, in front of the dam turn right and follow that small road along the dam to the last parking lot. Park here (free).

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Warning: to the west is a national park in the water! It is absolutely forbidden to kite there. There are warning signs in the water and on the beach and even the extension from these two signs is the border. Please make sure you don't pass them. Don't kite in the swimming zone, the beach guards will fine you. It is not recommended to launch/land your kite on the dam, too dangerous. Do it on the beach. The kitebeach is to the right. The parking lot is for free. It is forbidden to stay overnight with vans and buses. In summer due to many algae it can stink. Then watch your lines not to get algae in.

Nightlife

Small nightlife in Burg.