Großenbrode is a municipality in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the Baltic Sea coast, opposite Fehmarn, approx. 8 km (5 mi) east of Heiligenhafen. Until 1963 it had a ferry connection to Gedser in Denmark. After World War II there was no ferry connection from West Germany to Denmark - the ferry port Warnemünde (near Rostock) now being in the communist east. Großenbrode was chosen as the site for a temporary ferry connection for the 3 hour crossing to Gedser. After the Fehmarnsund bridge was built in 1963, the ferryport moved to Puttgarden on Fehmarn. Großenbrode is planned to be the site of a portal of the Fehmarn Sound Tunnel by 2028.
Großenbrode marked in red inside Ostholstein, a district (Kreis).
The Fehmarn Sound Bridge, as seen from Großenbrode
A former reconnaissance tower (de:Aufklärungsturm (Bundeswehr)), this tower now hosts a restaurant
Beach at Großenbrode
|• Mayor||Jens Reise (CDU)|
|• Total||20.98 km2 (8.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|