Many people associate Cuxhaven primarily with its unique coastal flair, the long sandy beaches, the Wadden Sea and the mouth of the Elbe. But the coastal city is not only interesting as a tourist destination: We at Arbeitswelt Personaldienstleistung have been arranging temporary jobs in Cuxhaven for many years and would like to tell you here what makes this exciting business location so special.
Where is Cuxhaven located?
The city of Cuxhaven is located in the north of Germany in the state of Lower Saxony at the mouth of the Elbe River into the North Sea. Between the large cities of Hamburg and Bremen, Cuxhaven seems rather small with its nearly 50,000 inhabitants, but it does not have to hide at all due to its strong economy. In addition, Cuxhaven is exceptionally well connected to public transportation and the road network. For example, trains run hourly to Bremerhaven and Hamburg, and the Autobahn 27 takes you directly to Hannover. Since 2015, there is even a ferry to the north bank of the Elbe.
How is Cuxhaven positioned economically?
The coastal cities of Lower Saxony have a strong economy. Due to the good connection to the North Sea and thus shipping traffic, the economy has grown strongly in recent years. Cuxhaven has managed to gain a top position in the battle of the coastal cities: In recent years, the unemployment rate has been only 5.5 percent most of the time. The establishment of Siemens in the city's port has turned Cuxhaven into a center for the offshore industry (wind energy). The port has also benefited from this development. In recent years, it has been repeatedly expanded and has established itself as an international hub for the shipment of large parts of wind turbines. Due to its advantageous location at the mouth of the Elbe, the economy and the job market have continued to grow. While other cities are still struggling with rising unemployment rates, Cuxhaven has managed to become an important business location in the region.
What does Cuxhaven offer for your leisure time?
With Cuxhaven's ideal location, tourism benefits as well as the economy. In 2015, 800,000 tourists visited the city at the mouth of the Elbe. The region attracts visitors with endless sandy beaches on the North Sea, impressive coastal scenery and the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. Tourism has created a second city center about five kilometers from the actual center. On the promenade of Cuxhaven you can enjoy your leisure time with maritime flair after the working week. In the National Park Center you will find everything from mudflat walks to nature conservation. In the city center, whose center is a long pedestrian zone, there are many small stores where you can find everything your heart desires.
Many associate Cuxhaven primarily with its unique coastal flair, the long sandy beaches, the Wadden Sea and the mouth of the Elbe. But the coastal city is not only interesting as a tourist destination: We at Arbeitswelt Personaldienstleistung have been placing temporary jobs in this exciting business location for many years and would like to tell you here what makes Cuxhaven so special.
Other attractions in the Cuxhaven region include:
- Ritzebüttel Castle
- Cuxhaven Fishing Museum