E9 in Germany

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E9 ist the most north E-Path link in Germany from west to east. It passes a lot of attactions like

World heritages: The Wadden Sea, Hamburg, Lübeck, Wismar, Stralsund

Nature reserves: National parks Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer and Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft

Cultural sites: Hanseatic cities of Hamburg, Lübeck, Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund; historic beach resort like Kühlungsborn, Heiligendamm, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck; Schwebefähre Osten

Starting Point

Dutch border at Bad Nieuweschans

End Point

Island of Usedom between Ahlbeck (Germany) and Swinoujscie (Poland) [main track] / Port of Altwarp [inland variant E9a]

Which cities and towns does the E-path pass through

Bunde, Leer, Aurich, Wilhelmshafen, Bremerhafen, Elmshorn, Hamburg, Ratzeburg, Lübeck, Travemünde, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund, Greifswald,
alternative from Razeburg, Gadebusch, Bad Kleinen, Warin, Stavenhagen, Altentreptow, Galenbeck, Eggesin, Altwarp.

Length

1,335 km

Ground path of the E-path

(most of the time the E-Path follows an important regional hiking path)

  • Name: Ems-Dollart-Pad
  • Start: Bad Nieuweschans
  • End: Weener
  • Marking: red-white
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Emsweg
  • Start: Weener
  • End: Leer
  • Marking: E
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Ostfriesland-Wanderweg
  • Start: Leer
  • End: Aurich-Middelburg
  • Marking: O
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Ems-Jade-Weg
  • Start: Aurich-Middelburg
  • End: Wilhelmshaven
  • Marking: Anchor
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Jadeweg
  • Start: Wilhelmshaven
  • End: Petershörn/Dangast
  • Marking: J
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Butjadinger Weg
  • Start: Petershörn/Dangast
  • End: Nordenham-Blexen (ferry)
  • Marking: B
  • Responsible for marking: Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
  • Name: Elbe-Weser-Wanderweg
  • Start: Bremerhaven (ferry)
  • End: Wischhafen (ferry)
  • Marking: yellow arrow
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
  • Name: Krückau-Wanderweg
  • Start: Glückstadt (ferry)
  • End: Voßloch/Bad Bramstedt
  • Marking: yellow arrow
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
  • Name: Wanderweg Schlei-Eider-Elbe
  • Start: Voßloch/Bad Bramstedt
  • End: Hamburg-Blankenese
  • Marking: X
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
  • Name: together with European Long Distance Path E1
  • Start: Hamburg-Blankenese
  • End: Lübeck/Forst Waldhusen
  • Marking: X
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
  • Name: European Long Distance Path E9
  • Start: Lübeck/Forst Waldhusen
  • End: Lübeck-Priwall
  • Marking: white-blue-white
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
  • Name: European Long Distance Path E9 („Küstenwanderweg“)
  • Start: Lübeck-Priwall
  • End: Usedom
  • Marking: white-blue-white
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband M-V e.V.
  • Name: European Long Distance Path E9a („Naturparkweg“)
  • Start: Farchauer Mühle
  • End: Altwarp
  • Marking: white-blue-white
  • Responsible for marking: Wanderverband M-V e.V.

Responsible organisation(s)

See “ground path of the E-Path”

Publications

Johanna Jawinsky: Ostseeküsten-Wanderweg E9

Maps

Kompass has several maps that cover most of the route

Marking system

see above

Crossing other E-paths

Joint track with E1 from Hamburg to Lübeck and with E6 from Güster to Lübeck; crossing with E10 in Stralsund and between E10 and E9a in Reimershagen

Practical

Accommodations, supermarkets and train or bus stations can be found within a day’s distance. Be aware that most accommodations along the Baltic sea are occupied during summer season.

Gear

No specific gear required

Links

Member Organisation:

Wiehengebirgsverband Weser-Ems-e.V.
Wanderverband Norddeutschland e.V.
Wanderverband M-V e.V.