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Claudia Markwardt

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Claudia Markwardt completed a solo crossing of the Beltquerung in the Baltic Sea between Denmark and Germany.


The Beltquerung was first accomplished on 25 July 1939 by Karl-Heinz Rauert who swam from his hometown of Fehmarn to Denmark, accompanied by a boat captain, his mate and his father.


The traditional start is on the beach in Rødby, Denmark with the finish on the coast of the island of Fehmarn in Germany, specifically the beach of Gammendorf on Fehmarn. The certified escort pilot is Wolfgang Schlosser of Fehmarn-Lemkenhafen.

Solo Beltquerung[edit]

1. Karl-Heinz Rauert on 25.07.1939
2. María Inés Mato on 28.07.1998
3. María Inés Mato on 28.07.1999
4. Claudio Plit on 29.08.2000
5. Kirsten Seidel on 17.08.2003
6. Claudia Markwardt on 6.08.2005
7. Margit Bohnhoff on 18.08.2005
8. Christof Wandratsch on 07.09.2005
9. Arnold Wiegand on 5.08.2006
10. Heike Braun on 18.08.2006
11. Christian Hartmann-Herrmann on 5.08.2009
12. Toni Pavici on 6.08.2010
13. Sergio Salomone on 9.08.2010
14. Yasutaka Kurokawa on 16.08.2010
15. Griseldis Cormann on 19.07.2011
16. Attila Manyoki on 5.08.2011
17. Jürgen Fussi on 13.08.2011

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