20 Attractions to Explore Near Willkomm-Höft
The Ship Greeting Station Willkomm-Höft (Welcome Point) is a facility at the Schulauer Fährhaus in Wedel. Vessels over 1,000 gross tonnage heading upriver for or downriver from the Port of Hamburg are welcomed or bid farewell by hoisting the Hamburg flag and playing the national anthem of their country of registry between 8 am and 8 pm. Furthermore, words of greeting or farewell are broadcasted in the vessel’s native language.
Elbe Tunnel is a 426 m tunnel for pedestrians and vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. The tunnel was opened in 1911, and in 1970 the tunnel became a tourist attraction after several bridges were built. The Elbe tunnel has four large elevators that carry both for pedestrians and vehicles, it connects central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe.
Tierpark Hagenbeck is a 100 year old zoo, it covers an area of 25 ha ( 62 acres ). This unique zoo features a children’s playground, Japanese park, and an aquarium, and it is home for more than 2500 animals. Its a great family destination, the park is located in Stellingen, a quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
U-434 Submarine is a former Soviet submarine for the Russian navy, built in 1976. The submarine now is moored in front of the Fischmarkt and turned into a museum allowing visitors to experience the harsh living conditions within the narrow corridors.
Fischmarkt opens only on Sunday mornings. Even though it’s a fish market, you can find fruits, vegetables, clothes. The market is distinguished by the unique and funny selling style, the sellers outshout to each other which result in loud and verbose crescendo.
Park Fiction overlooks the Elbe river. Visitors love to come here and enjoy the sunset, and it is also a great place for a walk or take a drink and enjoy watching the huge ships in the harbor. Park Fiction is an art project shaped like a park. The lawn is shaped like a magic carpet and the plastic palm trees stay green all year.
Cap San Diego is a former cargo ship built in 1961, the ship now is moored at the port of Hamburg as a museum, visitors can explore all decks and learn about Cap San Diego's history, they also can book cabins for overnight stays.
St. Michael's Church is considered as one of the most important icons in Hamburg city. The church is built in the Baroque style between the years of 1649 and 1661. The church has a 132-meter high tower that stands out on the Hamburg skyline.
Planten un Blomen is a must-visit park. The estimated area of the park is 47 hectares (116.1 acres), the park contains a large playground and the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg. The park houses children's shows and concerts, and the visitors can see the first plant in the park that was planted in 1821 by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann.
Port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and the third-largest in Europe with an area of 73.99 square kilometers. The port includes recreational and cultural facilities, such as Warehouse District which houses museums and some entertainment centers. Visitors can enjoy the port by exploring it in a boat. The port is located in the heart of Hamburg city.
Elbphilharmonie is a World-class concert hall, opened in 2016. It is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world. It is the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg. This magnificent structure contains concert halls, a hotel, and an observation deck that offers a beautiful panoramic view of Hamburg, it also has restaurants and a gift shop.
Miniatur Wunderland is a museum that presents models of the most famous sights in Germany, and sights from around the world. The museum features the world's largest model railway, 15,715 meters of track and more than 1200 trains. All these models were built with high accuracy.
Jungfernstieg is one of the most popular places in Hamburg that offers a beautiful view of the waterfront. Established in 1665, it is situated on Alster Lakes. The place is known for boat trips that cross Alester Lakes back and forth, there is also a shopping area.
St. Nikolai Memorial is a church in Hamburg. Built in 1195, the church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. During the World War II, the church was destroyed but the spire remained relatively unscathed. There is also a museum inside in the church crypt dedicated to World War II.
Hamburg Rathaus is a building for the government of Hamburg, located at the Rathausmarkt square, this place attracts many visitors due to the magnificent architecture of the building, visitors can visit the exhibitions that housed inside.
Speicherstadt (Warehouse district) is a free customs zone built in the late 19th century, and it’s the largest warehouse district in the world, where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. Speicherstadt houses several museums such as the Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon, Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings are also used as warehouses.
The Internationales Maritimes Museum is a private museum located in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. It was Opened in 2008. The museum has 9 floors that display the maritime collection of Peter Tamm, a german journalist and a collector. It has a total of 40,000 items and over 1 million photographs.