The St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken at Hamburg, Germany, are an ancient pier for passenger ships dating back to the year 1839. These ships were by that time powered by coal and it was, therefore, wanted to keep a distance between the ships and the harbour buildings to prevent fire. The pier is 688 meters long and from here big ships went on long journeys – a place that must have seen many tears of joy and sorrow.

While the pier itself was destroyed by British bombs during World War II (during Operation Gomorrah) the main buildings from 1907 are mostly preserved in their unique style. Especially the tower showing the water level is an icon of the city. Today ferry boats and tourist boats (cruising the harbour) use the Landungsbrücken. Nearby you can also find the entrance to the Elbtunnel – a tunnel giving you the opportunity to cross the river Elbe on foot underneath.

St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken
St. Pauli 1
20359 Hamburg

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