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Staatsdampfer Schaarhörn

Not only for technology fans is it a real adventure to experience the coal-fired boiler and the almost silent working steam engines of the state steamer Schaarhörn in operation.

In 1908 this two-screw ship, equipped with the most modern facilities, was launched in Hamburg as an "arrow steamer" - today one would call it a surveying ship. In fact, the elegant ship was something like a state yacht, originally built for Emperor Wilhelm II. Instead, the steamer served for decades to survey the sea around the delta of the Elbe. Nowadays, the registered cultural monument serves only as a museum in action, where you can relax while sailing up the Elbe.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT HafenCity & Speicherstadt

The world’s largest warehouse complex and UNSESCO World Heritage. On the other side, towards the banks of the Elbe, the modern, ever-growing architecture of the new harbour district HafenCity. Also, you can enjoy the view of the harbour from nearly everywhere.

HafenCity & Speicherstadt

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Outstanding German civil engineering Alter Elbtunnel

When the old Elbe Tunnel, also called St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Today, it is a nostalgic and lovingly tended piece of Hamburg history – and has already celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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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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The history of shipping Hafenmuseum

Hamburg's history as an important transhipment point for the shipping industry can be experienced with exciting guided tours and many exhibits in the authentic harbour museum.

Hafenmuseum

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