The pursuit started on Thursday afternoon when the tractor driver tried to run over a pedestrian for unknown reasons.
The man then proceeded to drive along a stretch of land near Varel Harbour, endangering several police officers and civilians, Bild reports.
The police spread out along the rural coastal area, but were unable to apprehend the man as his wild journey took him through fences and gates.
The man used the cover of darkness to park his vehicle and escape on foot.
But by this stage his identity was known to police and they caught him several hours later.