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Leuchtturm Neuwerk

As solid as a rock

Neuwerk lighthouse is the island's landmark and also the oldest building in Hamburg.

If Neuwerk lighthouse could speak, the history of North Germany would come to life. The 45 metre high tower is already more than 700 years old. It was built to protect the estuary of the Elbe which was important for Hamburg trade. Today, Neuwerk’s landmark offers a great view of the island and the mudflats to its visitors on the viewing platform.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Neuwerk Island

With its 40 inhabitants, Neuwerk is Hamburg’s northernmost area. It is located in the Hamburg Wadden Sea at the mouth of the Elbe, about 100 kilometres from the Hamburg city hall. There is always a breeze blowing on Neuwerk and you can enjoy a wide view over the sea.

Neuwerk Island

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Explore one of the largest non-atomic submarines in the world, U-434. It was once used by the Russian Navy for espionage, now it is moored in Hamburg as a submarine museum.

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Elbstrand Wittenbergen

Want to go to the seaside in Hamburg? Standing at the Elbe River, watching the boats passing by and listening to the sounds of the seagulls – this seaside dream comes true. At one area of the Elbe beach, the Wittenberger Shore, the holiday feeling is all around.

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Port of Hamburg

About 8,000 ships from all over the world call at Europe's second largest port. From Hamburgs cruise ship terminal to the historic Speicherstadt and the jetties to the modern container port - it smells like freedom and distant countries here.

Port of Hamburg

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