The adventure trip: Ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rødby

Anyone planning a trip is often looking for unique experiences, for moments that will remain unforgotten. One of these special experiences is the ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rødby. Join me on this fascinating journey and discover the beauty of the Baltic Sea in a whole new way.

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Travel planning

Before we set sail, we should first plan our trip. Tickets for the ferry can be purchased conveniently online or on site at the ferry terminal in Puttgarden. There are several cabin options to choose from, ranging from basic seating to private cabins with all the comforts. The price depends on the chosen option and travel time. Tip: If you are flexible, you should plan the crossing in the off-season to save some money and enjoy the trip in a quieter atmosphere.

Unique views

As soon as we are on board, a whole new world opens up to us. The sea stretches in all directions as far as the eye can see. Watch the coastal landscape slowly change as the German shores disappear and the Danish coastlines appear on the horizon. If you are lucky, you can even observe some marine animals, such as seals or dolphins, in their natural habitat.

On board

There are all kinds of things to discover on board. A variety of restaurants and cafes invite you to enjoy culinary delights while admiring the view of the sea. Entertainment is also provided: there are play areas for children and lounge areas where you can relax and meet new people. And then, of course, there are the cabins. They are comfortably furnished and offer a private retreat if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

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A journey through history

The ferry connection between Puttgarden and Rødby has a long history. It was opened in 1963 and since then millions of passengers have been transported safely across the Baltic Sea. Over the years, the ferry has become an important transport hub and a symbol of the connection between Germany and Denmark.

Interviews with the staff

To get an insight into life on board, I interviewed some crew members. Their stories are fascinating and show how diverse and challenging life on a ferry can be. But they all have one thing in common: a love of the sea and seafaring.


If you like taking pictures, you will love the ferry crossing. The view of the open sea, the passing ships, the changing light conditions – all this offers countless opportunities for impressive photos. Remember to have your camera ready, especially at sunrise or sunset. The colors of the sky reflected in the water are simply breathtaking.

Tips and tricks

My tip for the crossing: Use the time on board to unwind. Breathe in the fresh sea air, enjoy the view and let the rhythm of the waves soothe you. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the local specialties in the on-board restaurants. And don’t forget to bring warm clothes, especially if you plan to stay on the outside deck. Even in summer it can be chilly at sea.

Journey after crossing

After arriving in Rødby, a world of new opportunities opens up. The idyllic town offers numerous sights and activities. Visit the historic old town, enjoy the local cuisine or explore the beautiful Danish countryside.

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The ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rødby is more than just a journey from A to B. It is an experience, an adventure, a moment of peace in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I hope this article has given you a taste of sea air and inspired you to plan your own crossing. Have a good trip!

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