Getting married on the ship in Hamburg: Say 'I do' on the Elbe

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Getting married on the ship in Hamburg is a stylish alternative for couples who love the port, the Elbe and Alster rivers.

Several registry offices in the Hanseatic city offer ship weddings, whereby the bride and groom must charter the ship for the civil wedding themselves; the registrar then comes on board. However, registrars are happy to help you find suitable ships.

Getting married on a ship on the Alster...

The registry offices of districts located around the Alster - i.e. the offices in Eimsbüttel, Hamburg-Nord and Hamburg-Mitte - make it possible to perform the wedding ceremony on a steamship on the Alster. The event can be held in progress or as a fixed event. The starting point and place of the wedding ceremony is the Jungfernstieg. With a view of the Jungfernstieg, the bride, groom and wedding party are located in the middle of the vibrant centre of Hamburg, but the more remote romantic canals that can subsequently be reached, also provide a dreamlike atmosphere suitable for the wedding.

...and in the harbour

The harbour scenery is also an unforgettable background for the most beautiful day of your life. Several ships are available for weddings; some are even historical monuments and landmarks. They include the red painted so-called lightship, which lies between Landungsbrücken and Speicherstadt and is actually a moving lighthouse. On board not only the wedding ceremony itself can be held, but also the following celebration with dinner. The Rickmer Rickmers, a traditional tall ship from 1896 moored at the Landungsbrücken can also be booked. It has an on-board restaurant and club room with space for about 60 people. In the immediate vicinity is the Cap San Diego, which can also be chartered for weddings. It is a general cargo freighter from the 1960s, whose soundproofed rooms and pool deck offer space for up to 500 guests and an exuberant celebration, as well as overnight accommodations. Getting married on a ship in Hamburg makes the hearts of Hamburg fans beat faster.

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