Hamburg, Germany

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Port of Entry
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Embarkment Quay Hamburg

Hamburg , officially Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second-largest city in Germany. The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (including parts of the neighbouring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein) has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam) and 11th-largest worldwide.

The most significant economic unit for Hamburg is the Port of Hamburg, which ranks 2nd only to Rotterdam in Europe and 9th worldwide with transshipments of 9.8 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo and 134 million tons of goods in 2007. After German reunification, Hamburg recovered the eastern portion of its hinterland, becoming by far the fastest-growing port in Europe. Although situated 68 miles (110 km) up the Elbe river, it is considered a sea port due to its ability to handle large ocean-going vessels.

The city is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors. Hamburg has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles and only a few skyscrapers. Churches are important landmarks, such as St. Nicholas's church, which in the 19th century was the world's tallest building. The skyline of Hamburg features the tall spires of the most important churches (Hauptkirchen) St. Michael's Church (nicknamed “Michel"), St. Peter's Church, St. James's (St. Jacobi) and St. Catherine's Church covered with copper plates, and of course the Heinrich-Hertz-Turm, the radio and television tower (no longer publicly accessible). The many streams, rivers and canals in Hamburg are crossed by over 2300 bridges, more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together. Tourists play a significant role in the city's economy. In 2007, Hamburg attracted more than 3,985,105 visitors with 7,402,423 overnight stays. A typical Hamburg visit includes a tour of the city hall and the grand church St. Michaelis (called the Michel), and visiting the old warehouse district (Speicherstadt) and the harbour promenade (Embarkment Quay / Landungsbrücken). Sightseeing buses connect these points of interest. As Hamburg is one of the world's largest harbours many visitors take one of the harbour and/or canal boat tours (Große Hafenrundfahrt, Fleetfahrt) which start from the Landungsbrücken. Many visitors take a walk in the evening around the area of Reeperbahn in the quarter St. Pauli, Europe's largest red light district and home of strip clubs, brothels, bars and nightclubs. The singer and actor Hans Albers is strongly associated with St. Pauli, and wrote the neighbourhood's unofficial anthem, "Auf der Reeperbahn Nachts um Halb Eins" ("On the Reeperbahn Half Past Midnight") in the 1940s. The Beatles had stints on the Reeperbahn early in their careers.


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The distance between Cuxhaven, harbour at the mouth of the Elbe river, and Hamburg is about 40 nm. On the so called 'lower Elbe' is heavy commercial vessel traffic. Mainly up to Brunsbüttel-Koog the entrance of the Kiel-Kanal to the baltic sea.

Because of wandering sand bank and tidal use newest river charts.


Hamburg, Germany is a port of entry for Germany. For details see Entrance: Germany.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

City Sporthafen Hamburg e.V.

City Sporthafen Hamburg e.V./wiki/Hamburg,_Germany#City_Sporthafen_Hamburg_e.V.
Berth icon City Sporthafen Hamburg e.V. [[Hamburg, Germany#City Sporthafen Hamburg e.V.|City Sporthafen Hamburg e.V.]] 53°32.378'N, 009°51.282'E
Port of Entry

Marina very close to the city, Harbourmaster: Robby Rottmann.

[email protected]; Tel: +49 40 36 42 97; Mob: +49 170 805 20 04; Fax: +49 40 36 42 97; VHF channel XX
Address: Vorsetzen, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Hours: 8:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00


Berth icon Rüschkanal [[Hamburg, Germany#Rüschkanal|Rüschkanal]] 53°34.372'N, 009°40.964'E
Port of Entry

The Marina Rüschkanal in Finkenweder, close to Airbus-factory, is a harbour for severalyacht clubs. The entrance is just behind the airfield of Airbus Industries. There are ferries to Hamburg City.

[email protected]; Tel: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; Fax: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; VHF channel XX

Hamburger Yachthafen

Hamburger Yachthafen/wiki/Hamburg,_Germany#Hamburger_Yachthafen
Berth icon Hamburger Yachthafen [[Hamburg, Germany#Hamburger Yachthafen|Hamburger Yachthafen]] 53°34.372'N, 009°40.964'E

It ihas ca. 1700 places, the biggest marina of Germany. The marina is located 2 nm west of Hamburg city. Bus, Taxi and Ferry connections to the city are available.

[email protected]; Tel: +49 17 1 2 76 63 00; Fax: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; VHF channel XX

Harbourmaster East end Fuel station

Harbourmaster East end Fuel station/wiki/Hamburg,_Germany#Harbourmaster_East_end_Fuel_station
Berth icon Harbourmaster East end Fuel station [[Hamburg, Germany#Harbourmaster East end Fuel station|Harbourmaster East end Fuel station]] DD.dddDD.ddd


[email protected]; Tel: +49172 - 6423227 ; Fax: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; VHF channel XX


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Places to Visit

  • The largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany. Miniatur Wunderland is located alongside the River Elbe in the Speicherstadt area, which is a historical warehouse district in the heart of Hamburg.
  • The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The concert hall is designed by Herzog & de Meuron on top of an old warehouse (Kaispeicher A).It will be the highest inhabited building of Hamburg.


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