The Port, Hamburg
Favorite thing: Deep-water Elbe, port cranes, sea vessels, predictably, made an impression of Hamburg, as one of the largest ports of the world. The convenient quay along the river, crowds of tourists and picturesque views at architecture monuments and quarters of buildings framing them made an impression about Hamburg, as about tourist sight.
Hamburg is famous for its harbour, but most people think of big containerships. Of course, they dominate the sea trade business, but there are also passengers ships coming into Hamburg. Around 60 cruise ships per yearr visit Hamburg as stopover or to pick up / leave passengers. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the largest companies in Hamburg with ships like the MS Europa. Often, they spent a couple of days at the Grasbrook cruise ship terminal.
Fondest memory: When very large ships like the "Queen Mary 2" or the "Freedom of the Seas" come to Hamburg, it is announced in the media days before. Hundreds, even thousands of people come to the port just to see one of this big ships. And although I am not really a big fan of these events, I once went to Grasbrook to see the Queen Mary 2.
If you are in Hamburg and would like to do the same, be aware that the Hafen City is still under construction and reconstruction and that it is a little laid off due to the lack of appropriate infrastructure. Use bus line number 6 (metrobus) from the city center to get to the terminal.
Favorite thing: The port of Hamburg is really beautiful, and by far the most important in Germany and one of the leading sea goods transhipment centres in the world. It is the gateway to markets in northern, central and eastern Europe, the bridge between the Continent and overseas..
If you visit Hamburg you must make a tour through the harbour by ship. You can see big ships, loding many containers from the land. Normaly one ship stays three days in the harbour and than it starts and brings the shipment far away to other countries.
But take a jacked with you because it is very windy and cold on the ship.
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The harbour lies on the river called 'Elbe'
Favorite thing: Europe's second largest port (the 1st is the one of Rotterdam) offers many different harbour tours. The fish market at the oldest open-air market, dating back to 1703, is a "must" (Fish Auction Hall). The old Elbe tunnel is 24 m below the river, there are two tunnels which lead at the southside of Elbe.
Der Hafen -
U3 Baumwall; U3, S1, S3 Landungsbrücken
Fondest memory: I have been to the “Hafen” many, many times with ever changing impressions. It is not exactly a beautiful place with many ugly buildings and big ships and so on. But it all contributes to a very special feeling. It is like to be at the sea, your nose smells the salt in the air and your head goes on a journey to distant places. It is the reason why Hamburg is usually considered as “a gate to the world”.
Especially nice are the evenings there with the sunset over the river Elbe.
Fondest memory: Taking a tour of the harbor (hafen) was truely an eye-opener. Even though my German language is 'nichts sehr gut,' and I could barely understand what was being described, the tour reveals the massiveness of the operation. The shipping industry in Hamburg is vast!
Make a 'Hafenrundfahrt', a boat trip through the harbour. Take a barkasse; those smaller boats are getting into the old 'Speicherstadt' and through all the canals. The bigger ships won´t!
Fondest memory: Ships and water everywhere! Hamburg has the most bridges in Europe, not Venice!!!!
The best part of whole Hamburg is the port definitely!!! It's a huge industrial port and I just love it. Take a boat to do a 'Hafenrundfahrt', it's
really interesting and the port is really gorgeous. At least if you are into ships and industrial ports (like me). It's one of the biggest ports in Europe.
-You should make a trip through the
harbour , start at Landungsbrücken
and see the container harbour and the Speicherstadt (world biggest connected warehouse district). More informations at
-Walk around the Speicherstadt after your harbour cruise and visit the Spice Museum.
-Visit the 'Dialog in the dark' experience where you are guided from blind people through dark rooms with noise and smell. Reservations under Phone: 0700-44332000 and at www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com/home.html.
-Visit the Fischmarkt every Sunday morning from 6.30am -10am. Not only fish but fruits, vegetables, plants, souvenirs, animals and lots more. Enjoy the life music, drinks and food at the Fischauktionshalle.
- The picture shows the city hall of Hamburg-
Fondest memory: The harbour and the river Elbe, the Alster and all the green parks arround the city.
Favorite thing: Make a trip by boat through the HARBOUR OF HAMBURG. You will see a lot of big ships and the 'Speicherstadt'. It´s very interesting.
Favorite thing: One thing I love doing in Hamburg is walk round the harbour, which is one of the most lively places in the city.
Favorite thing: Well , it may be a trip around the HABOUR with a boat , that is very impressiv to see the old SPEICHERSTADT and the huge SHIPS !!