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Besan-Ewer Johanna

The Johanna, built in Elmshorn in 1903, with its shallow draught and folding masts, could and can be used far into the tributaries.

For centuries, the Ewers were the predominant type of ship on the Elbe. It was the motor ships that displaced these flat-bottomed freighters. Due to their shallow draught, the Elwern were able to transport goods back and forth between Hamburg and the Lower Elbe marshes. The Johanna still offers insights into the hustle and bustle on the Elbe about 100 years ago, which you can experience very closely during a trip or visit on board.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Hamburg South

Around Harburg's inland harbour, historical and modern architectural styles merge. It's maybe even a bit like HafenCity. Finkenwerder, on the other hand, has the charm of a fishing village. – Here, you see a quite different, almost rural side of Hamburg. Harburg and Finkenwerder are also good starting points for discovering the Hamburg metropolitan area.

Hamburg South

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German Customs Museum

The old customs office of Kornhausbrücke houses the history of customs from ancient times to the present day: Come and marvel at the smugglers' hide-outs, uniforms and even a disused customs cruiser and much more...

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Hamburg's water station. Landungsbrücken

The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from time to time.

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Emigrant Museum BallinStadt

The emigrant museum BallinStadt in Hamburg opens its doors and shows in its exhibition the emigration history from four epochs.

Emigrant Museum BallinStadt

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