The Fehmarn Belt Tunnel will create a whole new region in Northern Europe with growth and development. The fast connection between Denmark and Germany implies reduces time in transport and easier access to new markets.

With the 18 kilometre long tunnel between the Danish island Lolland and the German island Fehmarn, it will take merely 2.5 hours to travel by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen. By car the journey can be completed an hour faster than today, where it has to be done by boat.

The journey through the tunnel will only take respectively 7 and 10 minutes by train and car.

The Fehmarn Tunnel is the result of a Danish-German treaty that was entered in 2008. The tunnel itself is owned by the Danish state and Femern A/S handles the establishment and carries the responsibility of choosing a developer and supervise the construction. The organisation behind Femern A/S was also responsible for the Öresund Bridge and the Great Belt Bridge.

Increased mobility and strengthened opportunities for commerce

The Fehmarn Belt connection increases the mobility in Europe and creates new possibilities for commerce and export. Hamburg and Copenhagen will become important links between Europe and Scandinavia.

This also means that Vordingborg will have a central role: with the geographical position in the southern Zealand, and good motorway and railway conditions there is easy access to Copenhagen and from thence Sweden, and to Germany and further south.

The combination of good conditions for business, attractive industrial sites close to the motorway, competitive tolls and taxes and business service with complimentary guidance, makes for particularly good possibilities for growth and development, when establishing a business here.

If you want to know more about starting a business in Vordingborg Municipality, please contact Business Vordingborg.

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Facts about the Fehmarn Belt tunnel
  • Capacity: 4 car tacks, 2 train tracks for electrical trains
  • Length: 18 kilometres
  • Cost: € 5.5 billion
  • Placement: 30-40 metres under water