"Sitting on the dock of the bay..." Port - Hafen Tip by sourbugger

Port - Hafen, Hamburg: 78 reviews and 156 photos


Well almost, it was a bit too nippy to be sitting outside in January, but it was very snug and cosy sat in the bar of the Old English Lightship in the Hafen (port area).

There are in fact three historic ships that have been moored here, including a genuine (and still fully funcioning) general cargo ship. It is even possible to stay in the cabins overnight - an option I hope to take up on another visit.

On a cold Sunday Lunchtime in January it wasn't crowded, although I suspect it gets a damn sight busier in the summer.

I never really did get to the bottom of why that particualar 'english' ship is now in Hamburg's harbour, but the Fire-engine red boat with a jazz band playing away was a great place to be. Highly recommended.

Address: Next to Baumwall U-bahn station

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 5, 2007
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