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Övelgönne & Environs

Experience the history of shipping.

The Övelgönne museum harbour is home to numerous historic ships. Many of them have been painstakingly restored by hand and are now ready for use again. Although the name may suggest it, the port is by no means a museum in the traditional sense. From the outside you can always admire the ships, and if you are lucky someone is on board and can let you experience what it feels like to step on a piece of history. The nearby Elbe beach in Övelgönne invites you to relax, stroll and marvel at the passing ships.

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Elbstrand Övelgönne
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Opening hours of the Övelgönne museum harbour

The Övelgönnemuseum harbour is open to the public and can be visited at any time. The lightship ELBE 3 can be visited on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Keep your eyes open - captains of other ships will also be happy to tell you their stories.

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The whole world's port Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

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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.

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Maritime Events

The water of the Alster or Elbe is within reach in almost all corners of Hamburg. Experience unique events near the water and at the harbour!

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