Cuxhaven beach at sunset ()
Cuxhaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, with about 55000 inhabitants. It is located at the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of Elbe river. Geographical location 53° 52' North, 8° 42' East. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 km (east-west) and 7 km (north-south). It is also capital of the Cuxhaven district.
Cuxhaven is relatively young, it became a town on March 15, 1907. For over 600 years Cuxhaven belonged to Hamburg. Today, it is a popular vacation spot at the North Sea.
A few kilometers off the Cuxhaven coast lies the island of Neuwerk. At low tide the water recedes so far from the coast that the island can be reached either by foot or by horse carriage.