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Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

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Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

Hello, I am a ship captain and I will visit Hamburg soon.

I know Hamburg is the maritime capital of Germany, so i would like to get reccomendations for marine related sightseeing places and especially marine related shopping places (memoribles, gifts, etc.) within Hamburg.

I already know there is a maritime museum, u-boat museum and Rickmers ship museum.

If you are also a marine related person, we can meet and travel around Hamburg together also :))

Look forward your replies.

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1. Re: Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

Addtionally you have the Cap San Diego ship next to the Rickmer Rickmers ship.

Close by is also the fireship

hamburg-travel.com/attractions/…

The port museum hafenmuseum-hamburg.de/en/….U8eQb6Jsf08

The museum port Oevelgoenne with old traditional ships to view http://www.museumshafen-oevelgoenne.de/

A trip to Wedel to the Schulauer Fährhaus with the welcoming point where e.g. for the main vessels, cruise ships the national anthem is played when they enter the port

http://www.schulauer-faehrhaus.de/?lang=en

The Speicherstadt (our old warehousing district) is for me also maritime related as that is where the goods used to arrive (and still do) when unloaded from the ships.

Just south in the Hafencity is the Sandtorhafen http://www.sandtorhafen.de/ where often old traditional ships can be seen.

Obviously a port tour by one of the Barkassen ships is something a lot of tourists would do too, not sure as a captain you'd be interested in that.

Alternatively there are a couple of ferry routes part of our public transport system e.g. from the Landungsbrücken to Finkenwerder http://www.hadag.de/english/?

The Altonaer Museum has an exhibition on historical shipping

http://www.altonaermuseum.de/

Sure there is more, will add if can think of anything else...

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2. Re: Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

In additions to Rickmer Rickmers, there is also the Cap San Diego next to it, a freighter from (I think) the 1950s and now a museum ship. And the museum port in Oevelgönne: hamburg-travel.com/attractions/…

Willkommhöft at Schulauer Fährhaus, where the incoming ships are saluted: schulauer-faehrhaus.de/willkomm-hoeft-schiff…

Then there are the various tours of the port, either on larger boats of very small ones (Barkasse) - the latter are more impressive because they can get very close to the big vessels. As an alternative, of course, the regular ferries which are part of the public transport network.

Speicherstadt, the 19th century storehouse quarter.

Flussschifferkirche, the swimming church on a boat in the port: http://www.flussschifferkirche.de/home.html

Edited: 17 July 2014, 10:22
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3. Re: Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

Great.

Thanks for your reccoemdations. I will definetly follow them :)

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4. Re: Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

In regards to shopping since forgot there are quite a few shops close to the Landungsbrücken along the street Johannisbollwerk and in the side streets.

Plus there are two, three shops along the street Rödingsmarkt.

And if you fancy seeing the port from a bit higher some tourist hop on hop off bus operators have a line crossing the Köhlbrandbridge from where you have a great view over the Burchardkai and the Altenwerder terminals.

Alternatively there is a public bus route (number 151) from the station Wilhelmsburg.

You can do the bus to the final stop in the Altenwerder and go back with it to Wilhelmsburg. It usually has a brief break of 10 - 15 mins depending on timetable.

Or as there is still a beautiful church stop "Am Altenwerder Kirchtal" - you have 20mins then usually and the walk to the church takes about 5 mins. Normally doable for a very quick visit.

Altenwerder is a really old quarter where up to mid/late 90s people lived but when the new terminal was built (nearly) all people living there had to relocate (apparently there are just three people still living there). There is still a beautiful church. Best stop "Am Altenwerder Kirchtal"

For me always an interesting trip seeing the impact of modern shipping on people.

Or you get off at the stop BAB-Auffahrt Waltershof and get bus route 150 to Altona which actually goes through the Elbtunnel, always something I can impress friends with when they visit as it does not often happen that public transport within a city use the Autobahn and go through such a tunnel.

http://www.hvv.de

Edited: 17 July 2014, 11:11
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5. Re: Marine/Maritime related Hamburg tour.

Thanks Michaela,

These are really helpful advises :)

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