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Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

The museum harbour Oevelgönne is a wonderful destination for young and old on the Elbe beach. Around 20 classic ships are moored at the Neumühlen quay.

Five of the ships are owned by the association Museumshafen Oevelgönne e. V., which operates this port, others belong to the Altonaer Museum, the Museum für Hamburger Geschichte, the Museum der Arbeit or are privately owned.

Visitors can stroll along the jetties and read the information boards about the ships, but some ships also offer guided tours. There are no special times for sightseeing, but most crews are happy to receive visitors. Donations for the preservation are gladly taken. On the D.E.S. Bergedorf is the Museumshafen Café, where typical Hanseatic cuisine is served.

Those who have marvelled at enough pots should relax at Hamburg's Elbe beach. Right next to the harbour are the small, colourful little houses where sailors used to live, and next to them stretches the Elbe beach. In summer, sun-hungry locals and guests alike come here, and you could almost think you are on the Mediterranean and not in Hamburg in northern Germany. A coffee or an ice cream in one of the beach cafés, and the holiday feeling is perfect. The most famous café on Hamburg's city beach is the Beach Pearl.

Old Swede! A foundling is the first immigrant of the Hanseatic city

If you stroll along the Elbe beach, you will come to Old Sweden, a huge boulder discovered during excavation work. The over 1.7 million year old stone with a weight of 217 tons probably came here from Sweden in one of the ice ages, hence the name. One is always surprised, if one lies the monster from another time so there.

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Where to watch ships

In Hamburg, the best and most well-known ocean liners in the world regularly enter and leave the harbour, which makes Hamburg a popular place for ship-spotters - 12 months out of the year.

Where to watch ships

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Stroll, relax and watch the ships on the Elbe beach Elbe beach

The Elbe beach near Övelgönne is a pretty hot tip in summer. When the temperatures rise and the sun burns, nothing is more refreshing than a jump into the cool water.

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Port of Hamburg

About 13,000 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.

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Back to the roots Wattwagenfahrt nach Neuwerk

With two HP over the mudflats to Neuwerk island. On to the remotest part of Hamburg.

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