Landungsbrücken Observation Deck, Hamburg

Landungsbrücken Observation Deck, Hamburg (must see)

The Landungsbrücken area, north west of the city centre in the bohemian district of St. Pauli, is a popular spot for tourists and local residents (or Hamburgers) alike. It may be because the area is a major transport hub, linking U-Bahn and S-Bahn light rail services with river boat services. Alternatively, it could be the historic ‘landing bridges’ which give the area its name, or the distinctive clock tower at their eastern end. For some, it’s the nearby Reeperbahn and Sewer Museum. Perhaps the highlight of the area, and one that many tourists miss, is the Observation Deck, hidden behind the Landungsbrücken complex.

From the station, head out of the west exit and turn right. After climbing a few flights of steps, you will find the observation deck close to the youth hostel. It offers a view over the landing bridges and the tower to the wide River Elbe, and the dockland area beyond. Probably the finest view over this scattered city, it can be enhanced by picking up herring rolls and bottled beer down at the harbour, and having a picnic as the sun sets. This is certainly the way Hamburgers take in the view from the Landungsbrücken observation deck.

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Landungsbrücken Observation Deck on Map

Sight Name: Landungsbrücken Observation Deck
Sight Location: Hamburg, Germany (See walking tours in Hamburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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