Puttgarden is a ferry harbour and a village on the German island of Fehmarn. It lies on an important route between Germany and Denmark known as the Vogelfluglinie which crosses the 18 km strait, the Fehmarnbelt, to Rødby on the island of Lolland.
A train ferry terminal was built in Puttgarden in 1961-63 after the old ferry route from Germany lay to Denmark between Großenbrode and Gedser 1945-1963. Since the completion of the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark, the route via Puttgarden has become less used by trains, but the harbour is still used by Scandlines ferries. The service is frequent, with four ferries giving one connection every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.
A fixed link is planned across the Fehmarn Belt. The Danish government will finance construction. The fixed link will have road fees comparable to the ferry fees. It is planned to be completed in 2021.
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