Puttgarden is a small village where, as a ferry traveler, you probably won’t experience much. Both the highway and the railway end at a distance in a straight line at the port of Puttgarden. The village does offer some facilities for those who wish to make a stopover. You can also choose to spend some time at the BorderShop, a large store where you can buy items at attractive prices. Overnight accommodations are also available near the port.
The village of Puttgarden is located on the island of Fehmarn, which is connected to the German mainland by a bridge. From Utrecht, Puttgarden can be reached in just over 6 hours, assuming smooth travel conditions. The shortest distance by road is 577 km. You arrive at the port via the E47 highway.
The port of Puttgarden is designed for efficiency, so when you arrive, everything is self-explanatory. You can expect the following facilities:
In the port of Puttgarden, you will also find a large store called BorderShop Puttgarden. It is a floating building where you can stock up on a wide range of products, including spirits and confectionery. For Scandinavians in particular, it can be advantageous to fill up a substantial shopping basket here. For British visitors, the prices are somewhat typical, but you can still find some great deals. Additionally, it’s enjoyable to take a look inside the store if you have some spare time.
Also, check out our information page about the port of Rødby for a seamless return journey!
If you want to plan a longer stay before or after your ferry journey, there are several things you can do on the island. There are beautiful beaches, a few museums, and it’s known for bird-watching opportunities. The website Fehmarn.de provides more information about tourist attractions and activities on the island.
If you have arrived by car, you can find a restroom at the starting point of the pedestrian walkways in the central building on the premises. When you are waiting in your car, it will be on your right-hand side.