In the popular district of St. Pauli and directly on the Elbe there is a point of attraction for many visitors to the Hanseatic city: the Landungsbrücke and Elbtunnel area.
Both places look back on an important history and are still popular tourist attractions today.
The Hamburg Landungsbrücken
The Hamburg Landungsbrücken are among the most popular destinations in the Hanseatic city and are steeped in history. Ships used to leave here for trips out into the big world. The entrances to the piers, the small shops directly on the water and the hustle and bustle bear witness to this special flair to this day. Local ferries and numerous excursion boats also depart from the piers for their trips across the Elbe. Incidentally, the Port Anniversairy, which takes place once a year, is legendary with concerts, a fair and many other highlights. With a bit of luck, your visit to Hamburg will also coincide with the period when one of the large cruise ships is entering the docks of the Port of Hamburg for maintenance and repairs.
These entrances are also among the highlights of a visit to the Landungsbrücken in Hamburg.
The Old Elbtunnel: a piece of Hamburg port history
During a stay in Hamburg, a walk through the Old Elbtunnel is highly recommended. It runs around 21 meters under the Elbe and thus connects both banks of the Elbe. When it opened in 1911, the tunnel primarily served dock workers as the shortest connection to Steinwerder. In the meantime, walkers and cyclists use it and experience real Hamburg city history and lots of art in the freshly renovated Elbtunnel over a length of 426 meters. The historic Elbtunnel has been a listed building since 2003. A visit to the Landungsbrücken and a walk through the Elbtunnel can be wonderfully combined on a guided tour, and you will receive exciting information and hear amusing anecdotes.