Brunsbüttel / Germany
Brunsbüttel is an industrial and port city on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. Lock systems connect here the southwestern end of the Kiel Canal with the Elbe estuary in the North Sea. The marina of Brunsbüttel is the only nationally important North Sea port in Schleswig-Holstein.
The greatest attraction of Brunsbüttel is the location on the Elbe and Kiel Canal (NOK), the busiest artificial waterway in the world. In particular, the canal locks and the Lock Museum are worth a visit, not only for marine and art enthusiasts. Moreover, there is a historic town center with the St.Jacob's Church from the 17th century,the local museum and the house of MatthiasBoie(1779), which is considered one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses in the region.