Since the middle of the 20th century, a fixed link across the Baltic Sea between the German offshore island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland has been under consideration. On 3 September 2008 Germany and Denmark signed a state treaty on the construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. As one of the first steps towards realising the fixed Fehmarnbelt crossing, a bridge and a tunnel were designed by two separate planning groups. In February 2011 the tunnel was chosen for further development.
The lecture discusses the planning, the geological features, the legal planning aspects and the technical details of the project.
Lecture in German.