Hamburg is almost 100 kilometers away from the North Sea. And yet it is Germany’s largest port and one of the most important in the world. And so the places near the port are also among the most popular among Hamburg’s guests.
When Hamburgers are “at the port,” they are usually still a good distance away from the port. This is because the Elbe River usually lies between them and the actual port.
In times before (and after?) Corona, up to 70,000 people visited the Hamburg fish market every Sunday between 6 and 10 am.
Once a terminal for commuters to the shipyards south of the Elbe, the Landungsbrücken are now the starting point for harbor ferries and tours.
In two decades, the port area – which has hardly been used since the introduction of containers – has become Hamburg’s most modern district: HafenCity.