Port of Hamburg - Things to Know Before Visiting
Port of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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About Port of Hamburg
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.
Attractions Near Port of Hamburg
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.
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.
Rickmer Rickmers is a sailing ship built in 1896. The ship now is turned into a floating museum that allows visitors to explore the entire vessel and its decks including the engine room. The ship also has a restaurant onboard.
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.
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.
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.
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One of Germany's 16 federal states, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 7th largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.84 million. The city's metropolitan region is home to more than five million people. Hamburg has Europe's third-largest port and it is a major European science, research, and education hub.
What Visitors Say About Port of Hamburg
You should never miss a port tour of #Hamburg if you are in the city. The harbour is filled with boat tour agents so you don't really have to do an online booking. The ticket costs around 20 Euros. The boat basically takes you through the various parts of the port where you can see giant cargo ships loading and unloading, giant yachts and military vessels parked for construction and maintenance and huge cruise ships. The true scale of these massive ships only hits the brain once you are close to it.