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Cafés where you can watch ships

The best cafés & restaurants along the Elbe

Every year, more than a hundred cruise ships enter the port of Hamburg and offer visitors a sight of a special kind. This regularly includes magnificent ships such as the Queen Mary 2. We have put together a list of places where you can best observe the incoming and outgoing ships over coffee and cake or a delicious dinner.

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1.CARLS at the Elbphilharmonie

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At CARLS in the Elbphilharmonie, you are very close to the Cruise Terminal in the HafenCity.

CARLS at the Elbphilharmonie

  • Address Am Kaiserkai 69
    20457 Hamburg

CARLS an der Elbphilharmonie

Am Kaiserkai 69
20457 Hamburg

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2.Café Elbterrassen

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Direkt an der Elbe gelegen schlemmen Sie im Café Elbterrassen mit einem schönen Blick auf den Museumshafen Övelgönne.

 

Café Elbterrassen

  • Address Övelgönne 1
    22605 Hamburg

Cafe Elbterrassen

Övelgönne 1
22605 Hamburg

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3.Fischereihafen Restaurant

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The Fischereihafen Restaurant, which is also only a few minutes' walk from the Cruise Center Altona, offers a magnificent view of the shipping traffic at the harbour.

 

Fischereihafen Restaurant

  • Address Große Elbstraße 143
    22767 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon11:30 - 22:00
    • Tue11:30 - 22:00
    • Wed11:30 - 22:00
    • Thu11:30 - 22:00
    • Fri11:30 - 22:30
    • Sat11:30 - 22:30
    • Sun11:30 - 22:00

Fischereihafen Restaurant

Große Elbstraße 143
22767 Hamburg

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4.Das Weisse Haus

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The Weisse Haus offers delicious food directly on the navigation channel.

 

Das Weisse Haus

  • Address Neumühlen 50
    22763 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Tue12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
    • Wed12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
    • Thu12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
    • Fri12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
    • Sat12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
    • Sun12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

Das weisse Haus

Neumühlen 50
22763 Hamburg

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5.La Vela

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In the immediate vicinity of Hamburg's fish market, La Vela offers a direct view of the large ships.

 

La Vela

  • Address Große Elbstraße 27
    22767 Hamburg

La Vela

Große Elbstraße 27
22767 Hamburg

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6.Lindenterrasse in the Hotel Louis C. Jacob

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You have a great view of the Elbe from the Lindenterrasse in the Hotel Louis C. Jacob.

 

Lindenterrasse in the Hotel Louis C. Jacob

  • Address Elbchaussee 401-403
    22609 Hamburg

Lindenterrasse im Hotel Louis C. Jacobs

Elbchaussee 401-403
22609 Hamburg

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7.Rive

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Eat delicious fish dishes in the Rive, right next to the Cruise Center Altona.

Rive

  • Address Van-der-Smissen-Straße 1
    22767 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Tue12:00 - 00:00
    • Wed12:00 - 00:00
    • Thu12:00 - 00:00
    • Fri12:00 - 00:00
    • Sat12:00 - 00:00
    • Sun12:00 - 00:00

Rive

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 1
22767 Hamburg

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8.Sagebiels Fährhaus

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From the Treppenviertel in Blankenese, you can see the cruise passengers from a great distance in Sagebiels Fährhaus.

 

Sagebiels Fährhaus

  • Address Blankeneser Hauptstraße 107
    22587 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Wed17:00 - 22:00
    • Thu17:00 - 22:00
    • Fri17:00 - 22:00
    • Sat12:00 - 22:00
    • Sun12:00 - 22:00

Sagebiels Fährhaus

Blankeneser Hauptstraße 107
22587 Hamburg

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9.Deck 7 Market

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Deck 7 Market also offers a fantastic view of the Elbe.

 

Deck 7 Market

  • Address Süllbergsterrasse 12
    22587 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon07:00 - 22:00
    • Tue07:00 - 22:00
    • Wed07:00 - 22:00
    • Thu07:00 - 22:00
    • Fri07:00 - 22:00
    • Sat07:00 - 22:00
    • Sun07:00 - 22:00

Deck 7 Market Restaurant

Süllbergsterrasse 12
22587 Hamburg

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10.Hamburger Elbspeicher

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In the Hamburger Elbspeicher, the giant cruisers can be seen from their best side.

Hamburger Elbspeicher

  • Address Große Elbstr. 39
    22767 Hamburg
  • Opening hours
    • Mon12:00 - 00:00
    • Tue12:00 - 00:00
    • Wed12:00 - 00:00
    • Thu12:00 - 00:00
    • Fri12:00 - 00:00
    • Sat12:00 - 00:00
    • Sun12:00 - 00:00

Hamburger Elbspeicher

Große Elbstr. 39
22767 Hamburg

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11.Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

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The historic Zum Alten Lotsenhaus offers a good view of the incoming and outgoing ships in a cosy atmosphere.

 

Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

  • Address Övelgönne 13
    22605 Hamburg

Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

Övelgönne 13
22605 Hamburg

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12.Schulauer Fährhaus

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Welcome ships from all over the world at the Schulauer Fährhaus directly adjacent to the Willkomm-Höft and feast as you please.

 

Schulauer Fährhaus

  • Address Parnaßstraße 29
    22880 Wedel
  • Opening hours
    • Mon11:30 - 18:00
    • Tue11:30 - 18:00
    • Wed11:30 - 18:00
    • Thu11:30 - 22:00
    • Fri11:30 - 22:00
    • Sat11:30 - 22:00
    • Sun09:30 - 22:00

Schulauer Fährhaus

Parnaßstraße 29
22880 Wedel

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13.River View-Restaurant

River View

You can watch large and small ships on the Elbe during an extraordinary meal in the River View Restaurant or in the affiliated Rilano Beachbar.

 

River View-Restaurant

  • Address Hein-Saß-Weg 40
    21129 Hamburg

River View

Hein-Saß-Weg 40
21129 Hamburg

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