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Photographer:Jens Boldt [View profile]Title:Dockland, Hamburg, GERMANYAdded:Oct 20, 2019
Captured:October 16, 2019IMO:UnavailableHits:808
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Shipspotting Locations
This is Dockland, an office building, at Hamburg-Altona, right next to Altona cruise center (photo taken October 16, 2019).

From above the building you have a nice view of Hamburg harbour, but be aware that you'll have to climb 136 steps to get there, no lift available for the public (and no café, takeaway or similar and no lavatories either).

Dockland can be reached by harbour ferry (line 62 starting at Landungsbrücken). The station's called "Dockland/Fischereihafen".

In the morning Dockland is suitable for photos of all kinds of inbound traffic, except for (container) ships headed for Waltershofer Hafen (Eurogate Container Terminal and Container Terminal Burchardkai, inner quay).

In the evening you can take photos of outbound cruise ships, boxers leaving Container Terminal Tollerort or vehicle carriers, conros, general cargo coming from Hansahafen.

As I said the terrace on the roof is open to the public, but keep in mind that this is an office building and private property and access to the roof may be blocked by the owner without further notice at any time.

Some photos I took from the top of Dockland:

Have fun!
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libertyshiplad on Oct 21, 2019 18:57 (21 days ago)
Hello Volker,wondered if you meant the steel frame was prefabricated and towed,rather than temporary scaffolding ? Interesting.
Jens Boldt on Oct 21, 2019 18:41 (21 days ago)
Hi Volker, thanks for this extra info. :-)
volker1948 on Oct 21, 2019 08:35 (21 days ago)
The steel staffolding was built in Rendsburg(Kreishafen) It was loading on a ponton and towed to Hamburg.
Jens Boldt on Oct 20, 2019 21:31 (22 days ago)
Would it surprise you that the lifts in this building are running diagonally, not vertically? :-))

Hehe, it's a good exercise indeed (seen many people do this when I was up there), but for me it's enough to go up there for very important/interesting ships only... Phew!
Dеnis on Oct 20, 2019 21:20 (22 days ago)
Running up/down on it's leaned "stern" must be a good exercise!
Dеnis on Oct 20, 2019 21:17 (22 days ago)
First time I saw this strange building (which reminded me of the Austal's fast catamaran ferries) was when I was playing first missions in Hamburg in Ship Simulator 2006!
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