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Along the Elbe river

Hamburg's blue lifeline

You can experience the "big pots" - big ships - up close in Hamburg on numerous places along the Elbe. Away from the Landungsbrücken and the fish market, there are numerous other spots where you can experience the maritime lifestyle. On the Elbe beach you can relax wonderfully; don't forget your picnic basket! If you don't have any provisions, we recommend the numerous restaurants and cafés with a view of the Elbe - a special pleasure for all who like to enjoy themselves and watch the hustle and bustle on the river. If that's not close enough for you, how about a harbour cruise?

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Picturesque small harbour at the Elbe river 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.

Museum Harbour Oevelgönne
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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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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.

Elbe beach
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Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe

The foundation Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe in the Hamburg district of Veddel is an impressive industrial monument, a species-rich nature park and a water art museum.

Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe
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Guest moorings for motor and sailing yachts in the heart of Hamburg City Sporthafen Hamburg

For those who want to reach Hamburg on their own keel, the City sports harbour with its guest moorings in the heart of the city is a unique location.

City Sporthafen Hamburg

The Elbe. Up close. Best view from the water

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Hafenrundfahrt Abicht (1 Stunde)
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  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Speicherstadt (depending on the tide)
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Maritime Circle Line - Hop-on Hop-of
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  • 10 stops along Hamburg's attractions
  • Elbphilharmonie, Ballinstadt, etc..
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Hafenrundfahrt Barkassen Ehlers
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1h Harbour Tour Ehlers

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  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Speicherstadt (depending on the tide)
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Gourmandising with the best view. Cafés and Restaurants along the Elbe

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Rive

Come and enjoy fish and seafood with a view of the Elbe at the restaurant Rive.

Rive
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Cult bar on the shore of the Elbe Strandperle

On sunny days, the river bank at Oevelgönne below Elbchaussee is as busy as the Copacabana.

Strandperle

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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.

Maritime Hamburg
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Shipping & Cruises

Experience the metropolis on the Elbe before or after your cruise or just watch the ships. Be there live and up close when the most amazing cruise ships arrive at Hamburg's cruise terminals.

Shipping & Cruises
Elbphilharmonie Luftaufnahme Sonnenaufgang
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Urban.Shore.Hamburg Hamburg – City at the waterfront

Life on the water makes Hamburg really special. Discover the city on the water and enjoy its maritime diversity.

Hamburg – City at the waterfront

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