Photo Hotspots

Miniature Wonderland



Hamburg Cruise Centre

Elb Philharmonic

Magellen Terraces

Kaiser Quay

Rickmer Rickmers Museum Ship

Landing Bridges

Auf Dem Stintfang

St. Pauli Elb Tunnel

Altona Fish Market




Central Railway Station

Colour Gallery

On a family visit to the north east coastal town of Travemunde in 2016 I was lucky enough to take in Hamburg’s annual Hafen Geburtstag (Harbour Birthday). As it was my first visit I was very excited & had packed my complete kit for a marathon day out working through without a break until the following morning before taking the train back to Travemunde at 6 o’clock. It was a very long day & night with lots of walking carrying 6-7 kg of equipment with me plus the tripod leaving me absolutely exhausted by time I arrived back home. It was definitely worth the effort, although my feet would probably tell a different story. The weather was perfect & the event itself was packed with exciting moments in particular the introduction of Aida’s new cruise liner Aida Prima with closing firework display later in the evening which made for a perfect finale. During the early morning hours I spent my time shooting material in Hamburg’s historical red brick Warehouse District.

“Three-hundred times as many people died in Hamburg during the ten-day blitz as died in Coventry during the entire course of the war. Not even Hiroshima & Nagasaki suffering the smashing blows of nuclear explosions, could match the utter hell of Hamburg.”

– Martin Caidin


Did You Know?

Around 9,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths and a total of 43 kilometers of quay for seagoing vessels, more than 1,900 freight trains per week, four state-of-the-art container terminals, three cruise terminals & around 50 facilities specialized in handling all kinds of bulk cargoes, along with about 7,300 logistics companies within the city. In 2015 Hamburg handled 137,8 million tons of container cargo making it the 3rd largest in Europe & 18th worldwide.

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