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Leaving Hamburg on the Elbe

Experience the Elbe from Hamburg to its delta into the North Sea!


You have hung your clothes in the cupboard, distributed the toilet bags in the bathroom, stowed the suitcases under the bed - and after a first welcome champagne you have already explored the ship. Now your journey begins.

It's time to say goodbye to Hamburg, from the Elbphilharmonie to the museum harbour Övelgönne you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the harbour one last time.

The ship has now turned the bow to the west. You look at the dockland, which reminds of a ship's bow and has the shape of a parallelogram.

Further on your journey the Köhlbrandbrücke extends to your left - Germany's second longest road bridge. Only once a year the Elbe can be crossed by cyclists, when in summer about 180 professionals - and before them about 22,000 everyone - take part in the Cyclassics.

At the same time, you will cross the Elbe Tunnel and drive past the beach pearl. Not far from here, a round pontoon can be seen in the middle of the Elbe, on which a man with dark trousers and a white shirt seems to be watching the shipping traffic.

Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Hamburg suburbs once again, where the banks of the Elbe with the noble Blankenese on the steep slope of the 75-metre-high Süllberg shows its noble side, before you pass the Falkensteiner Ufer and the Wittenbergen nature reserve. The Hanseatic town of Stade in the Alte Land is about five kilometres from the banks of the Elbe. At that time Stade was even more important than its big neighbour Hamburg! Today the city enchants with its brick-red old town, medieval half-timbered houses and alleys, many decorated merchants' houses, maritime flair and the Hansa harbour.

With the Kugelbake Cuxhaven you reach the northernmost point of Lower Saxony and thus also the mouth of the Elbe into the Baltic Sea.

 

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AHanseatic City Stade

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Old half-timbered houses, cobblestones, the old Hanseatic harbour, the proximity to the water - attributes which are associated with a Hanseatic town and are found in Stade in exactly the same way. Over ten million fruit trees bloom every spring at the gates of the Hanseatic city of Stade. A day trip to the Lower Saxon town on the Lower Elbe is worthwhile.

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Hanseatic City Stade

Address

Hansestraße
21682 Stade

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat10:00 - 15:00
  • Sun10:00 - 15:00

Stade Tourismus

Hansestraße
21682 Stade

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BCuxhaven

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You can see the "Kugelbake" at the northern peak of Lower Saxony next to "Alten Liebe" (a pier with viewing platform) – the former navigational mark is the symbol of Cuxhaven today and part of the city's coat of arms.

Cuxhaven

Address

Strandstraße 80
27474 Cuxhaven

Cuxhaven

Strandstraße 80
27474 Cuxhaven

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CPort of Hamburg

Hamburger Hafen
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Hamburger Hafen
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Hamburger Hafen
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Smartport HHLAL
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Hamburger Hafen
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Hamburger Hafen
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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

Address


20457 Hamburg

Hamburger Hafen


20457 Hamburg

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DDockland

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A few years ago, a particularly prominent office building was built at the Fischereihafen with DOCKLAND.

Dockland

Address

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

Dockland

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

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EKöhlbrandbrücke

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The Köhlbrandbrücke is the most important connection to the port of Hamburg and one of the city's landmarks.

Köhlbrandbrücke

Address

Köhlbrandbrücke
21107 Hamburg

Köhlbrandbrücke

Köhlbrandbrücke
21107 Hamburg

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FStrandperle

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

Strandperle

Address

Övelgönne 60
22605 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 21:30
  • Tue08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 21:30
  • Wed08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 18:00
  • Thu08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 21:30
  • Fri08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 21:30
  • Sat08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 21:30
  • Sun08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 21:00

Strandperle

Övelgönne 60
22605 Hamburg

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GWittenbergen Elbe Shore

Elbstrand Wittenbergen
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Elbstrand Wittenbergen
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Elbstrand Wittenbergen
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Elbstrand Wittenbergen
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Elbstrand Wittenbergen
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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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Wittenbergen Elbe Shore

Address

Am Leuchtturm
22559 Hamburg

Elbstrand

Am Leuchtturm
22559 Hamburg

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