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Population: 12,930 (Fehmarn), (31 Dec 2006)
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Puttgarden is Germany's gate to Scandinavia. There is a car/train ferry port with ferries to Rødby in Denmark.

In 2007, Germany and Denmark decided to build a 19km long bridge from Puttgarden to Rødby, which will be finished in 2018.

Make sure to also have a look at the Rødby article.

Hitching Out

North towards Rødbyhavn, Denmark

Cars and drivers waiting to get on to the ferry, great for finding a ride to Copenhagen or even far up north into Scandinavia

Usually hitchhikers can get over for free because every vehicle can take 9 passengers with it, so there might be place for you anywhere. If you are searching for a lift you should tell people about this possibility – otherwise they might not take you with them just because they think it's too complicated or they'll have to pay.

You can probably easily find a ride to Copenhagen or Malmö in Sweden. Also, the ferry passage for foot passengers is for free after 9PM! (as Scandinaïve was told by an employee) But this might be no option for you because it's comparatively hard to find lifts in Rødbyhavn. But you can also ask people on the ferry.

South towards Lübeck, Hamburg

If you're coming from Denmark, you should try to find a car on the ferry that might bring you somewhere on the motorway. If not, it's quite hard to get a ride at the ferry port, because all cars coming from the ferry are going directly onto the highway, and there's not much space to stop because of roadworks. Then you might walk around 1–2 km along the roadworks to a petrol station, where you might have more luck. But normally the best way is to ask people on the ferry.