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Willkomm-Höft

Willkomm-Höft
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World-famous ship welcoming point. Every day from sunrise to sunset (8.00am to 8.00pm in the summer) all ships of at least 500 GRT arriving in and leaving the port are greeted.

World-famous ship welcoming point. Every day from sunrise to sunset (8.00am to 8.00pm in the summer) all ships of at least 500 GRT arriving in and leaving the port are greeted. The Hamburg flag is dipped and the national anthem of the ship concerned is played along with a short welcome message in the appropriate national language. Visitors are given more information on the cargo, route and facts about the ship while relaxing in the café and restaurant of the Schulauer Fährhaus, where ships can be seen arriving and leaving.

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Hamburg CARD

Free travel by bus, train and harbour ferries (HVV) and up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist offers

Hamburg CARD

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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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Reeperbahn
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930 metres of nightlife & entertainment Reeperbahn

Not even one kilometre in length, and yet rich in contrast: the Reeperbahn is bright and shrill, vibrant and down-to-earth – and so much more than just “the sinful mile”. A hotspot for live music and famous for its party atmosphere, the legendary entertainment district in the heart of St Pauli is always worth a visit, offering anything from glamorous shows to colourful musicals.

Reeperbahn
Alsterfontäne
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Alster Fountain

Hamburg's landmark in the middle of the Binnenalster

Alster Fountain
Planten un Blomen
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The "green lung" of Hamburg. Planten un Blomen

The Planten un Blomen Park in the centre of Hamburg is a wonderful destination for families, couples in love and those seeking relaxation. There is a botanical garden with a tropical house and the largest Japanese garden in Europe. Whether you are riding a pony or having a tea ceremony in the Japanese Garden, everyday life is far away

Planten un Blomen

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