Welcome to Brunsbüttel

Port town with locks and sluices

We welcome you with a crisp but warm “Moin” (Howdy) and are pleased to learn that you’re interested in our town. A port town with locks and sluices, Brunsbüttel has plenty of attractions: not only do you get to see some of the largest ships from all around the world, you can also almost touch them.


Schleusenstadt Brunsbüttel with locks and sluices

Apart from a stroll, a trek or a bicycle trip along the main attraction, the Schleusenmeile Brunsbüttel (the Brunsbüttel lock route), every visitor should plan at least one trip to the historic town centre. It’s worth it. Splendid half-timbered houses and the lovingly designed museum of local history stand shoulder to shoulder around the impressive Jakobuskirche church. Relax on a bench and enjoy the charm of “mediaeval” Brunsbüttel.

As you can see – depending on what you’re interested in, you can be physically active or simply unwind, explore the attractions and cultural heritage, watch boats big and small in the Kiel Canal and on the River Elbe, or take a leisurely stroll through the town and enjoy the shopping experience on the Koogstrasse.

Tourist information centre

Feel free to approach us if you need any help, for instance for booking your accommodation. We’re at your assistance in helping you organise a more relaxed and memorable holiday. Our main competencies and services include: information and advice on activities in and around Brunsbüttel, bicycle and e-bike rentals, ticket sales for various trips and excursions (canal boat trips, Heligoland, etc.), sending information material, support service for yachtsmen and yacht charterers.

Apart from that, you can also buy elegant gifts at the tourist centre – as a souvenir for yourself or your loved ones.

We’ll be pleased to send you free information material about Brunsbüttel or the Kiel Canal!

Contact information:

Gustav-Meyer-Platz 2
25541 Brunsbüttel
Tel.: +49-(0)4852-391-186
E-mail: touristinformation@stadt-brunsbuettel.de

Opening hours:

15 March to 31 October
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additionally open in July and August
Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.

1 November to 14 March
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Brunsbüttel has a wide range of accommodation options and we would be glad to assist you in reserving a pretty hotel room or a holiday home.

Those who love travelling “with their own bed” are also welcome:

  • Campsite: Soesmenhusen 30, 25541 Brunsbüttel, Tel.: +49-(0)174-9669700
  • Motorhome campsite: Am Freizeitbad, 25541 Brunsbüttel, Tel.: +49-(0)4852-940450

Ports and marinas:

  • Alter Hafen (on the River Elbe, accessible depending on the tide), Tel.: +49-(0)162-9630958
  • Yachthafen (marina), immediately next to the northern lock in the Kiel Canal


For those who wish to plan their next trips, write e-mails and share their latest experiences with family and friends or simply surf the Internet for news and information, we offer a free WLAN service at the town hall square in the Koogstrasse and at the tourist information centre at Gustav-Meyer-Platz. Simply select “Free Key Brunsbüttel”, register with your e-mail address or mobile number and enjoy unlimited use of the wireless network service.


A guided tour of the locks followed by a visit to the lock information centre SiZ where you can learn more about the construction of the fifth lock chamber, a visit to the lock museum or simply watching the ships in the lock or on our lock radar – there’s simply so much to discover!

SchleusenInfoZentrum – the lock information centre SIZ

In the newly opened lock information centre, you can learn everything about Europe’s latest and largest hydraulic engineering project. Note that SiZ does not have regular opening hours. It is only open for special public or private guided tours or can be booked for special events.

Contact: Tel.: +49-(0)4852-391-193, E-mail: mail@schleuseninfo.de

SiZ is located in Schillerstrasse 19, 25541 Brunsbüttel.

Guided tours of locks

You have heard about the locks in our region and are now keen on visiting them? Then why not participate in a guided tour of the locks with specially qualified tourist guides? From 18 March on, weekly guided tours of the locks are scheduled on different days:

March, April: Sundays + Tuesdays
May: Sundays + Tuesdays + Thursdays
June to September: Sundays + Tuesdays + Wednesdays + Thursdays
October: Sundays + Tuesdays

Guided tours begin at 2:00 p.m. at the tourist information centre, Gustav-Meyer-Platz 2, 25541 Brunsbüttel

Adults: €4.50
Students above 13: €3
Children below 12: Free admission

We also of course offer different guided tours for groups who wish to discover the town Brunsbüttel. Get in touch with us and we’ll be pleased to put together an offer tailored to your interests. For group tours (also offered in English), call us at +49-(0)4852-391-193 or send us an e-mail: mail@schleuseninfo.de

Gustav-Meyer-Platz 2
25541 Brunsbüttel
Tel.: +49-(0)4852-391186
E-mail: touristinformation@stadt-brunsbuettel.de