North Sea Cycle Route Stage 13 - Brunsbüttel to Büsum




57.89 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 03:55 h
  • 52 m
  • 48 m
  • -2 m
  • 29 m
  • 31 m
  • 57.89 km
  • start: Brunsbüttel
  • destination: Büsum
Through the inland areas of Dithmarschen back to the North Sea in Büsum.
The stage starts in Brunsbüttel. From here, the route heads inland into Dithmarschen through beautiful little villages in the heart of the Geest landscape. It passes forests and small wooded field boundaries as you discover romantic thatched houses and historic mills along the way.  You can recognise one of the most important early Gothic structures on the west coast from a distance - Meldorf cathedral. Upon arriving in Meldorf, it's worth taking a trip through the historic town centre.

The route proceeds along the old Meldorf harbour to the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, where the cycle continues along the North Sea to today's stage destination of Büsum. A visit to the museum harbour or a small picnic on the dyke for refreshments with views overlooking the North Sea is well recommended.


Best season

depending on the weather


Brunsbüttel - Eddelak - St. Michaelisdonn - Gudendorf - Meldorf - Büsum

Tour information

  • Bathe

  • Suitable for Bike

  • Cultural Interesting

  • Stop at an Inn

  • Possibility of Accommodation

  • Labelling

Emergency infos

Ambulance/fire brigade: 112
Police: 110


We recommend wearing a cycle helmet.

Please make sure you have enough fluids and snacks with you on the bike tour.


If you are travelling by car, there are various parking options in Brunsbüttel. These can be found here.  
If you are travelling by public transport, we recommend the village of St. Michaelisdonn as the starting point. From there, buses run to Brunsbüttel or you can join the stage of the North Sea Coast Cycle Route from there. Bicycle transport is possible from various German cities. 

Information on route connections:

Taking bikes on the ICE, IC and EC (long-distance trains):

Taking bikes on the RE (regional trains): Bicycle day passes for local transport - Deutsche Bahn

Additional information


bikeline Radtourenbuch (German language)
Nordseeküsten-Radweg 3
Teil 3: Schleswig-Holstein. Von Hamburg zur dänischen Grenze. Mit den Inseln Pellworm, Amrum, Föhr und Sylt
Verlag Esterbauer
ISBN: 978-3-7111-0007-8

Contact person

Cuxland-Tourismus | Koordinierungsstelle Nordseeküsten-Radweg
Kapitän-Alexander-Str. 1
27472 Cuxhaven


The "Perlebucht Family Lagoon" in Büsum boasts one of the most modern leisure and bathing areas on the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

Safety guidelines

Beware of cars and agricultural vehicles.

Some sections of the route are on gravelled stretches. There may be restrictions after prolonged rainfall.

You may have to dismount briefly along dykes in order to pass sheep fences.


The GPX Track for route guidance using a digital tour planner can be downloaded by clicking on the "Download GPX" button on this page.    


Getting there
North Sea Cycle Route Stage 13 - Brunsbüttel to Büsum
25541 Brunsbüttel