In the port of Hamburg you may see and visit one of the largest non-atomic-submarines in the world : the Soviet spy-submarine U-434 !
In times of the cold war it was impossible to even see such submarines from a big distance, nowadays they are sold to the former enemies...
You will find this submarine at Versmannstrasse 23C
Hafencity, Baakenhafen - get out at Metro-station Messhafen
and walk another 15 minutes...
The submarine is open for visitors at the following times :
April 1st-October 3rd: Mon-10.00a.m.-06.00p.m.
and from Friday till Sunday 09.00a.m.-07.00p.m.
Oct. 4th-march 31st: daily 10.00a.m.-06.00p.m.
entrance-fee is 8 euros (7,- for holders of hamburg-card)
My wife and I had two dinners in Portuguese seafood restaurants in Hamburg. One was on a restaurant street in the harbor area and the other was elsewhere. Both meals were interesting and excellent. As I recall, I had bacalau (salted cod) in one place and in the other place got a plate with six rather large grilled sardines that onlybeen olive-oiled for the grill and were out of this world. This cuisine was a big surprise to us.
Take a closer look, when walking from the U-Bahn-station "Baumwall" to the new cruise-port Grasbook-Kai:
You will have to cross a small bridge for cars and pedestrians (it is called Wilhelmsbruecke on your map) and when you look down you will see this lovely "sand-carpet" at the trottoir !
Grasbook-Kai itself is still under construction and it became necessary to build it , because cruise-ships of today get bigger and bigger and it needed a totally new concept to be able to embark and disembark more than 3600 passengers within a short time.
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I had a nice meeting with Ulrike (nepalgoods), Ulrikes husband and Sabine (S.Cunis) at Grasbook-Kai, where we watched the activities going on around the visit of M/S Freedom of the Seas, including the firework late at night.
You may see on my pics that they are still working on the new cruise-port !
Altona used to be a seperate town outside of Hamburg a long time ago, but nowadays it is a part of Hamburg, west of Landungsbruecken and it also has a lot of wonderful buildings like it's townhall. This building has an interesting history, as it was first built as a train-station of "Koenig-Christina-VIII-Ostseebahn" in 1843. In 1896 it was re-constructed into the townhall of Altona. The monument in front of it shows Kaiser Wilhelm.
Just about 200 meters behind this building you may see an intersting church with a great interior and at the small cemetery around it you may find the grave of the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ( 1724-1803)
This little shop is full of all sorts of silly little things (and some big things) from all over the world. I actually found this in my guide book as one of the things to see in Hamburg. I don't think I would consider this to be a major destination but if it's on the way to something you might want to pop in for a little bit. It's amazing how much stuff they have in this little shop. Everything from small trinkets to very large totems, statues, etc. If you're into strange eclectic stuff from all over the world this is for you. It's just going to make you want to travel more.
Most of Hamburg's historical buildings were destroyed either in the 'Great Fire' in the year of 1842 or in the 2nd World War. But there are two small streets in the harbour area where some old warehouses have survived: DEICHSTRASSE and CREMON. Here you can get an impression of what the old hanseatic town looked like and also find some very good restaurants, for example the 'Aalspeicher'.
There r many palce for different kinds of parties: rock, latin, pop....
Every body dance, drink beer, make jokes....
That is really Cool time in Hamburg. There r a lot of ships come to Hamburg for that hollyday.Music, great german cosiges, beer, punks and great friend climat....
This is a 'men-only' street in the red light district. That's why I've never been there but why don't you have a look ('windowshopping') when you are male...?