From Landungsbrücken To Finkenwerder: Taking A Public Transit Trip In Hamburg!

From Landungsbrücken To Finkenwerder: Taking A Public Transit Trip In Hamburg!

To me one of the highlights of each trip home to Hamburg is the harbor cruise from bustling St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken, the tourist hub of Europe’s second largest port (after Rotterdam), to sleepy Finkenwerder, located at the south side of Elbe River.

If you buy a transit day pass, the 30 minutes boat ride is free because HADAG Hafenfähren, the small ferries cruising the harbor, are part of the city’s public transit system. Annually, 22 boats (running on six routes) transport almost eight million passengers around the port. It’s the perfect way to discover the city. The ferries stop at 25 docks, some of them being main tourist sights, including Landungsbrücken, Altonaer Fischmarkt (the famous fish market!), and the soon to be opened Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s much anticipated new concert hall.

During my last visit in October 2012, I took a few photos between Landungsbrücken and Finkenwerder. They’ll also show how quickly the weather often changes in Hamburg!

I like the bus-like signage. So this one is going to Finkenwerder…

Altonaer Fischmarkt, the old fish market.

The Blohm & Voss shipyards.

The Museum Harbor showcases some antique ships.

Finkenwerder, in the south of Hamburg.

All over the world you may have seen Hamburg Süd containers. This is where they are from!

A panoramic view…

Yes, this is what it looks like!

Dock 11 – this is where ships get fixed!

You see all kinds of boats. There are hundreds in the harbor at any given point in time!

Ferries like this one take you through the harbor.

If you’d like to take the Hamburg harbor cruise, get off the subway at Landungsbrücken. It’s here!

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