The harbour has shaped the cityscape of Hamburg for more than 800 years. Since the 1980s, the city has been undergoing an enormous restructuring of its economy.
While the shipyards are in crisis, containers are beginning, inexorably, to dominate their surroundings. The city and the port are two related, interacting, competing yet complementary entities in Hamburg. The city’s opportunity to be able to grow and expand into centrally located areas at the heart of the city is unique for a modern metropolis.
During the boat trip, we will look at the harbour and point out the attractive new projects along the waterfront. The tour illustrates the urban opportunities which arise with the irreversible structural change of the port industry and how these were implemented.