The St Pauli Piers – Gateway to the World

They are both landmarks and the heart of Hamburg’s harbour - the piers of St. Pauli. Over many decades, no single image of the Hanseatic city has so strongly impressed visitors, as the view over the large Pegelturm into the harbour.


Once upon a time, this is where the great ships left from, to sail the high seas. Today, barges and speedboats take on passengers for boat trips to Helgoland. If you stroll down the 700-meter long piers, you can hardly imagine that you are walking on floating ground and that the altitude can vary up to 3 meters, depending on the tide.

The piers are still one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, which is also due to the fact that the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego, as well as the entrance to the old Elbtunnel, are located near the world famous piers.

Even if huge ships no longer sail out into the wide world, the "gateway to the world" still echoes many of our longings: wanderlust and homesickness alike.


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Address: Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken, 20359 Hamburg