The fixed link between Scandinavia and Germany
Preparation phase

Why a Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link?

A Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link realises the dream of a fixed, close and direct connection between Scandinavia and continental Europe. By uniting the populations in areas such as science, business, the labour market and culture, it will promote the continuous integration of Europe.

The fixed link will considerably reduce the travel time between Scandinavia and continental Europe: Whilst the current ferry transit takes 45 minutes (plus waiting time), train passengers will require only seven minutes, car drivers no more than ten. The duration of a train journey between Hamburg and Copenhagen will be cut short from about four and a half to merely three hours.

Rail link saves 160-km detour
The fixed link closes a gap between the Scandinavian and European rail networks and is supported by the EU as part of one of the top priority rail corridors for Europe. In the future, freight trains will be able to avoid the 160 km longer detour via the Great Belt. This will create a strong transport corridor between the Øresund region in Denmark/Sweden and Hamburg in Germany, allowing a new greater and more competitive region – the Fehmarnbelt region – to emerge.

Creating new jobs
New jobs will be created, both during the construction and after the opening of the fixed link, and consumers will furthermore benefit from lower expenses due to stronger competition. The better accessibility will also strengthen tourism in the region. Science and culture, too, will profit from the faster connection: Cross-border research clusters can be established, further improving the competitiveness of the region. Closer cultural exchange between German, Danish and Swedish inhabitants of the Fehmarnbelt region will make it an even more attractive area to live in.

The fixed link will not only benefit the centres of Hamburg and Copenhagen/Malmø but also offer opportunities for the regions situated in between both metropolises. In the long run, both increased prosperity and a higher standard of living can thus be achieved.


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Visit our info centres in Burg on Fehmarn and in Rødby on Lolland to learn more about the world's longest immersed tunnel.

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Read more about the Fehmarnbelt tunnel
Analysis: The Fehmarnbelt project is a good investment for Europe

The fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt generates an economic return of 5.0 per cent. Any project that achieves a return of more than 4 per cent is deemed to be a project that makes society richer.

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The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link
Femern A/S is tasked with designing and planning of a fixed link between Denmark and Germany across the Fehmarnbelt. Femern A/S is a subsidiary of the Danish, state-owned Sund & Bælt Holding A/S, which has experience from the construction of the fixed links across the Great Belt and the Øresund.
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Femern A/S info centre Burg

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Tuesday 3pm-6pm Wednesday 10am-1pm Saturday 10am-2pm and by appointment

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