Our harbours

Scandlines owns the harbour areas in Puttgarden, Rødby and Gedser. In Rostock, we have a long-term lease agreement. Rostock also houses one of our BorderShops – the other one is located in Puttgarden – and our Easymarked.

Puttgarden havn i Tyskland
Rødby havn med Scandlines færge

You can learn more about each harbour by opening the menu below:

  • Our harbour in Puttgarden is one of the busiest and most important in Germany. The harbour area comprises more than 400,000 m2 (approx. 60 football fields). Apart from the marshalling area for the ferries, you find office buildings, warehouses for BorderShop goods, the summer café Molenblick and workshops in the harbour area. Furthermore, we have transformed some of our area into a field of wild flowers and installed insect hotels.

    The BorderShop itself is one of the world’s largest floating border shops and easily reached from the ferries. If you arrive on foot, you can enjoy the view from the wooden bridge connecting the terminal with the BorderShop area.

    It is in Puttgarden we fight for equal access to our ferries and the future tunnel across the Fehmarnbelt. In the present tunnel plans, the access road to our ferries is degraded considerably. You can learn more about this issue under Ferries and the future tunnel

  • Our harbour area in Rødby comprises about 400,000 m2 (approx. 60 football fields). In Addition to the marshalling area for the ferries, you find office buildings and warehouses for retail goods and spare parts in the harbour area.

    Close to the harbour, you find the tropical holiday centre Lalandia and nice beaches.

  • In Rostock, we have a long-term lease agreement with Rostock Port in Rostock Überseehafen – a busy port with lots of ferries and freight ships. In the check-in, Scandlines staff will serve you, whereas Rostock Port employees are in charge of ferry loading and unloading.

    You find our Rostock BorderShop five minute drive from the harbour.

    The passage through the Warnow canal to and from the harbour offers great views to big cranes, cruise ships and the town of Warnemünde.

  • Our harbour area in Gedser comprises more than 130,000 m2 (approx. 20 football fields). Here you find many fine historical buildings. One of these is an old railway station building, which we use as terminal for pedestrian passengers. We also let the local community use it for social and cultural events free of charge.

Our ferries

Four of our six hybrid ferries operate on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. These four ferries were built in 1997 and converted to hybrid ferries in 2013/14. All four are double-ended RoRo ferries.

Our newest ferries from 2016 operate between Rostock and Gedser. The ferries were built as hybrid ferries in order to reduce CO2-emissions. The vessels are tailor-made for the route to optimize for shallow waters. Thus, the shape of the ship hull contributes to lowering fuel consumption. In 2020, we installed a rotor sail on one of the ferries in order to make it even more environmentally friendly.

Apart from the six hybrid ferries, we have a freight ferry. It operates primarily on the Puttgarden-Rødby route, but also acts as a replacement ferry on the Rostock-Gedser route.

 

M/V Deutschland – Puttgarden-Rødby
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Deutschland

M/V Prinsesse Benedikte – Puttgarden-Rødby
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Prinsesse Benedikte

M/V Prins Richard – Puttgarden-Rødby
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Prins Richard

M/V Schleswig-Holstein – Puttgarden-Rødby
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Schleswig-Holstein

M/V Berlin – Rostock-Gedser
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Berlin

M/V Copenhagen – Rostock-Gedser
See technical details: Data sheet for M/V Copenhagen

M/V Kronprins Frederik
M/V Kronprins Frederik – freight ferry on Puttgarden-Rødby and replacement ferry on Rostock-Gedser

Four of our six hybrid ferries operate on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. Our newest ferries operate between Rostock and Gedser.