Blohm+Voss is the last major shipyard still in active use in the Port of Hamburg and is one of the traditional companies in the Hanseatic city. From the Landungsbrücken you get a wonderful view of the shipyard and the ships that are sometimes moored in it.
Cruise ships from well-known shipping companies come here regularly for maintenance and repairs, which is always a great spectacle and is followed by many spectators from the jetties.
The highlights of the Blohm+Voss shipyard
The Blohm+Voss shipyard has been located on the south bank of the North Elbe since 1877 and is therefore part of the Steinwerder district. Only the Elbe separates the docks of the shipyard from the lively and popular district of St. Pauli, from where parts of the shipyard site are clearly visible. Docks ten and eleven, directly opposite the Landungsbrücken, are particularly well-known and the subject of numerous holiday photos. Ships with up to 250,000 dwt can enter here. In addition, the shipyard area includes dry docks and halls for the construction of ships. The Lotsenhöft, built in 1902 at the westernmost point of the shipyard, is now a listed building. The refurbished building used to be a station for the maritime pilots of the Port of Hamburg and is now mainly used for representation purposes. Also of historical importance is the main administration building from 1911, which was extended by new floors during a complex renovation in the 1970s. It houses the administration of the Blohm & Voss company.
Visit the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg
A visit to the Landungsbrücken already offers you an impressive view of the two front docks of the Blohm+Voss shipyard. The Old Elbtunnel takes you under the Elbe to Steinwerder, where you can see the shipyard area up close.