Montag, 14. Oktober 2013

Dockland at Hamburg port

This futuristic office block in the shape of a parallelogram is known as Dockland and hangs out 40 metres above the Elbe river at Hamburg port like some ship’s bow.

There is a public viewing platform on the roof of the Dockland building, reached by a flight of steps. The effort of climbing about 140 steps is rewarded by a fine view across the Elbe and the port.

By screwing the telephoto lens on my camera body, I was able to get a little closer to the ships in the dry docks...

...this beauty is the MS Europa, a 5-stars-plus luxury cruiser. the flagship of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
She was in the dry dock for several days for comprehensive modernisation work.

In the background you can see the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the new concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany.

The "Enquest Producer" is being overhauled by the traditional shipyard company Blohm + Voss for 75 million Euros in Hamburg. Originally built in 1983 as an oil tanker, this 248m ship’s new tasks will be extracting of oil and gas, storing and loading onto a second tanker. She is a F.P.S.O. "Floating Production Storgage and Offloading". The ship is planned to leave the dock in mid-2014.

Hamburg is always worth visiting.
In my humble opinion the most interesting and international city in Germany.

Where else can you watch several of the most impressive ocean liners like this 290m container vessel during your afternoon stroll???

Harbour tugs at rest.

Hamburg - I love you... ;-)


  1. Beautiful shots Uwe!! There's just something in ships and sea!!

  2. Ich liebe Hamburg auch!!!
    Once I took a picture from this cool building you mentioned. At the time I was dining at Fischereihafen, which is very close to the place.
    I find Hamburg very elegant, but people there didnt give me such a nice impression...
    I went to a Joss Stone concert In HH and I was dancing and having a good time until a lady approached me and asked me not to move my body, since I was invading her personal space. Hallo??? Its not like I was going crazy or anything. So Hamburg is for me a lovely city, but as far as people go, hum hum... I skip it ;)
    Wonderful pictures, what a lovely day!
    Cheers my friend!

  3. It's amazing what all goes on at a port! Nice images!

  4. Wow - the Dockland building looks really cool. Great captures of Hamburg port.

  5. Great set! first time visiting from USA Ohio

  6. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  7. Thanks a lot all y'all for your kind comments! Have an enjoyable weekend!


  8. Thank you so much for the tour around Hamburg Port! Your photos remind me of my hometown, Kobe, which is also a port city. Since I love port scenery, this blog post was a real treat for me! Your Hamburg looks lively and prosperous!!
    Have a nice work week, YWB!

  9. Vielleicht werde ich nach Hamburg zu Ostern gehen. Mein Mann hat einen grossen Wunsch, diese Stadt zu kennen.
    Aufgrund der Fotos und der Beschreibung, dass du getan hast, ich bin auch neugierig, Hamburg kennen lernen.
    Schöne Woche!

  10. I love Hamburg too….von Blankeneese aus die grossen Pötte zu beobachten..der Fischmarkt am fruehen Sonntagmorgen…und…und