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Three ships with a colourful explosion in the background are to be seen here.


Party mood - The 835th Harbour Anniversary

Without our port, Hamburg would simply not be Hamburg and our hotel would not be our hotel. Take a look and experience the 835th Harbour Anniversary with us! Once again this year, there was plenty to see and marvel at.

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An outstretched hand holding a glass ball at sunset.


Towards a cleaner future and a stronger community

Discover the importance of sustainability in a constantly changing world. Learn why it's time to take responsibility and how small changes can have a big impact. Join us on an inspiring journey as we talk to an expert about practical solutions and initiatives that create a liveable future for all.

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You can see a cook and three schoolgirls cutting pasta dough.


On discovery course: The Girls' and Boys' Day

Drop by when we welcome young people to our hotel! Girls' and Boys' Day took place across Germany again this year, giving pupils the opportunity to get to know a wide range of professions. Of course, our hotel was also involved. We invite you to take a look.

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A napkin with the slogan "Kopp rein, sauber sein" is shown.


The After Work Vol.3 - together into spring

It’s that time again! On March 21st we celebrated our third after work event by and for our employees. The staff canteen’s team sweetened spring’s start for our colleagues with spring punch and – more or less – healthy treats. In an informal, relaxed atmosphere, our employees could wind down from a good day’s work and were granted time to simply chat with each other.

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Zweiter Nachhaltigkeitstag

Discover the highlights of our 2nd Sustainability Day at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and Empire Riverside Hotel. Immerse yourself in informative workshops on topics such as biodiversity, inclusion and social responsibility. Find out how we have achieved impressive savings and present our progress in concrete figures. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond words - it's a promise for a more sustainable future. Experience change with us!

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Exterior view of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg at night with fireworks.


2023 the year in review

Take a look at the unforgettable moments from our hotel over the past year that we have captured for you. A look back at 2023 with great events and a great atmosphere.

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A group photo of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg apprentices standing in the museum.


From the Hamburg harbour to the heart of Europe: Hotel Hafen Hamburg apprentices conquer Brussels

Once you've tasted the harbour air, you'll always have wanderlust: our apprentices from Hotel Hafen Hamburg have embarked on an exciting trip to Brussels. In our latest blog post, we take you on this extraordinary journey - from the historic docks of Hamburg to the European institutions of Brussels. Find out how this experience inspired our apprentices and brought the Hotel Hafen Hamburg team closer together.

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Spooky delights and autumn magic: Halloween at Hotel Hafen Hamburg

Immerse yourself in the autumnal world of Pumpkin Pie, a true seasonal classic. Join us on a culinary journey to celebrate this time-honored delight and uncover the secrets of the perfect recipe. A fall-inspired treat awaits you – and for those who love a touch of spookiness, we also unveil a sinister cocktail recipe that will tantalize your senses.

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The Michel church at sunrise


New thinking, active action, positive change

Hotel Hafen Hamburg is sending a strong message about sustainability at a time when the consequences of our reckless behavior towards the environment are becoming increasingly clear. Dive into their initiatives, from increasing energy efficiency to creating awareness of sustainable practices. Read on to learn how they are addressing the challenges and setting the course for a greener future.

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Our summer party 2023

Together with all our colleagues, we celebrated the team and our cohesion again this year, just to say thank you.

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The main church of St. Michael in Hamburg photographed from the front.


A piece of St. Michael's Church in the Hotel Hafen Hamburg

A remarkable event connects the main church St. Michaelis and the Hotel Hafen Hamburg in a special way. The pointer of the St. Michaelis tower clock adorns the exterior façade of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg to this day. Find out how the pointer found its way to us in the following article!

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The beautiful terrace of the Restaurant Port with a view across the harbor and the Elbphilharmonie.


Sustainability means: Together and step by step

Sustainability means: together and step by step. Learn about our progress after our successful sustainability day in our second sustainability blog. As a hotel and company with discerning guests, we are well on our way to continuously working on new initiatives and reducing our environmental impact. A sustainable future is close to our hearts.

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The exterior view of the Tower Bar at sunset.


The heart of the Tower Bar

Take a look at the Tower Bar team with us. Over the past few months, we have asked our colleagues a few questions and got to know them better. Find out who our staff are, which cocktails they love and much more in this article.

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The treetop-covered terrace of the Port Restaurant with a view across the harbour.


The Port Terrace awakens

The summer terrace of the Restaurant Port awakens from its winter sleep and welcomes the blossoming spring in our Hanseatic city of Hamburg together with our team.

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Richly filled brunch table with a sunny view of the Elbe River


Easter brunch

Easter is just around the corner. Let yourself be enchanted by the aroma of various delicacies and the breathtaking view over the Hamburg harbour. On 9th April, the Port Restaurant opens its doors to you and your loved ones. Join us again this year for an extended Easter brunch to celebrate the holiday.

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The five new apprentices are lined up with their apprentice and student leader.


Welcome to the team dear apprentices

We are delighted to welcome five talented apprentices to the team at Hotel Hafen Hamburg and Empire Riverside Hotel this year. Meet our new faces who will enrich our company with a breath of fresh air and new ideas.

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The exterior of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg in the light of the fireworks on New Year's Eve.


2022 the year in review

Take a look back at the year 2022 with us. Summarized in our blog, we are reviewing all of our highlights of this past year.

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First "Day of Sustainability"

At the beginning of 2023, an exciting event took place at Hotel Hafen Hamburg: our first Sustainability Day. With engaging workshops from our partners and a plenary session openly sharing our plans, successes and challenges, we were able to give all participants valuable tips on how each individual can contribute to making the world a better place.

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Green globe with recycling symbol.


Small steps to success

Environmental protection and resource conservation are more important today than ever before. For decades, our society has been anything but economical with the resources at our disposal. Whether water, electricity or people.

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Charity Teddies

After a two-year break, we once again had the opportunity to get hold of the cute "Leuchtfeuer teddies". Like every year, they visit us during the cold season. Together with the Leuchtfeuer Hospiz we celebrate the return of the sweet helpers.

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Close up of vanilla crescents with powdered sugar.


Vanilla crescent cookies

Baking season is officially open and with our delicious vanilla crescent recipe we sweeten the cold season for you. Our kitchen team has put together the perfect recipe for you, which will definitely succeed and tastes heavenly delicious.

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The neon-lit harbour diner neon sign.


Herzstück goes HafenDiner

A restaurant for our staff that not only makes the daily breaks special, but is also a place to get together, because here at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, every team member is part of the family and this is literally lived out in the new heart of the hotel. Take a look behind the scenes of our Herzstück.

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A table set with wine and water glasses with a view of the Landungsbrücken.


Winter menu AHOY

Winter and a cosy place to stay? We show where: The winter menu AHOI at the Port Restaurant! Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu together with family and friends and let the view glide over Hamburg's harbour.

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The digital online check-out of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


The new online check-out

Do you already know our digital online check-out? From now on you can sleep in and check out comfortably directly from your room via your smartphone. Queues were yesterday!

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A group of people sitting at the outdoor bar of Strand Pauli at sunset.


The summer party 2022

The summer party, a day on which the almost 500 employees of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and our sister hotel, the Empire Riverside Hotel, came together and celebrated. Due to Covid-19's two-year break from the summer party, we had a lot of catching up to do. Read here how we celebrated the long-awaited summer party.

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Hotel management holds the GreenSign certificate in its hands.


GreenSign Certificate

Great commitment pays off. Our focus on ecological, economic and social sustainability has proven successful. The Hotel Hafen Hamburg an den Landungsbrücken is now a certified GreenSign hotel and has been awarded Level 4 out of 5 for its progress and milestones achieved in the area of sustainability.

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The two new apprentices pictured in black and white at work.


Ahoy new trainees!

"Moin Moin and a warm welcome" was the motto again on 01.08.2022 at the Hamburg harbour. We welcome seven new apprentices to the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and our sister hotel, the Empire Riverside Hotel, and wish them all the best! Two orientation days were organized for the apprentices so that they could experience a lot of the daily hotel life during their first days. You can find out exactly what they looked like here.

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Eine Curry Mais Suppe angerichtet auf einem schwarzem Teller.


Curry-Mais Süppchen

Chef Martin Eggert from the Port Restaurant has shared one of his recipes with you. The curry-corn soup, which is also on our menu, can be conjured up in little time in your own kitchen and delights with its oriental notes. Whether as a vegetarian option, with seafood or meat, the delicious soup can also be a real culinary highlight in summer.

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A steering wheel which finds its place in the restaurant port.


Two years of port with a new look

Celebrate the two-year anniversary of the newly renovated Port Restaurant with us. After all, what could be better than satisfied guests, a breathtaking view of the Elbe and unique culinary delights?

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The orange Hotel Hafen Hamburg flags in the background and a hand showing a smartphone with the Hotel Hafen Hamburg WLAN login page in the foreground.


High-speed internet for all

Be our guest! We offer fast and free 12 MBit/s internet in a brand new shine. Register simply and enjoy the ease of getting online in just a few minutes.

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An employee of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg during her Corona Booster vaccination.


Fresh defenses in the hotel

We are refuelling our immunisation power in order to be able to welcome our guests safely again in the Omnikron wave. The Hotel Hafen Hamburg offers all interested employees the opportunity to receive a vaccination.

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The exterior facade of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg photographed with a drone.


The year in review

Take a look at the year 2021 with us and join us on a journey through the past twelve months. Summarized in our blog, we review the year 2021 with all its events.

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The new apprentices 2021 in front of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Welcome aboard Apprentices 2021

The time has come again for our 13 apprentices and two dual students to start their apprenticeship at Hotel Hafen Hamburg and Empire Riverside Hotel in August 2021.

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The maritime furnished restaurant with miniature ships.


Port in sight!

It starts again! Culinary delights from traditional Hamburg dishes to various grilled specialties. The Port Restaurant opens its doors.

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The exterior facade of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg photographed from the side.


We'll open again!

Finally the day has come: we reopen the hotel. For whom and from when our rooms are already habitable again as well as our feelings about the soon opening you can read here.

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Apprentice housing model from the common room and the common kitchen


Our apprentices flats

Do you know that finding a cheap and central flat in Hamburg is no walk in the park? We have found the perfect solution for our trainees - or rather - we have built it. Would you like to join us on a virtual room tour? We found out a lot and would like to introduce you to our "apprentice flats" project - come on in!

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A digital app that simplifies check-in.


The all new online check-in

As passionate hosts, our primary goal is to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Therefore, we are all the more pleased to introduce our new digital check-in. You can now look forward to an even easier and faster check-in.

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The new corporate design of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Das neue Corporate Design

Modern and Hanseatic: This is our new look at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg! For more than a year now, we have been working on a project that we would finally like to tell you about today. Probably in April, we will present you our corporate design in fresh colors and with a new logo. From the website to the menus and flyers to our newsletter - everything will change visually. Until then, we'll reveal the reasons behind it and give you a sneak peek.

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The new trainees of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg 2021.


Ausbildung im Lockdown

"Welcome to the team!" was the message for our new apprentices at the beginning of February. We are happy to be able to invest in our future even in times of crisis and at the same time to give five young talents a start in the hospitality industry. But how does the start into work-life proceed during the lockdown and why does one decide now for an apprenticeship in the hospitality and gastronomy industry?

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A panoramic view at dusk of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and the harbour.


The year in review

This year still seems crazy to us. Many things surprised us and many things required us to get used to quickly. Despite all the challenges, we look back with pleasure on the ups and downs of the past months and are grateful for our year 2020.

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Important news

Due to the current situation, our Hotel Hafen Hamburg and all associated bars and restaurants will remain closed. You can read more information here.

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The new trainees of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg 2020


Say hello to our new apprentices

We welcome our 10 new trainees and wish them a great time with us. In a personal interview we asked one of our trainees how she experienced the first week and what she is most looking forward to.

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The hanseatic maritime restaurant Port with a view across the harbour.


The new Port

After a three-month reconstruction phase, we are now presenting the new Port with a modern, stylish design and a new concept.

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Bird's eye view of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


We are open again!

Even after the opening we continue to take the situation very seriously and would like to give you the most important information about hygiene, protection and safety in our hotel.

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Portrait photo of the front office team of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.



What is a host without guests? With our video message we would like to tell you how much we miss you!

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The release ceremony of five apprentices at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg with the hotel director Enriqo Ungermann.


Apprentice Graduation 2020

Our Apprentices made it! We congratulate our trainees on their successful completion and thank them sincerely for their support, commitment and dedication.

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A bunch of daffodils with the landing stages in the background.


Easter Brunch

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a special brunch together with family and friends and an unforgettable view over city and harbour.

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A beacon teddy bear in front of the Hamburg harbour backdrop.


Charity teddy bears

Since the end of November the time has come again. The cute teddy bears of Hamburg Leuchtfeuer can be found in our house. We are very happy to be able to support this charitable project which has been running successfully in Hamburg for more than 20 years.

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The fireworks on New Year's Eve at Hamburg harbour are pictured.


Welcome 2020!

Still no plans for New Year's Eve? We have an idea! Celebrate the New Year with us and choose your suitable location for your perfect New Year's Eve - from traditional to modern, we have prepared something for this this year again.

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The maritime furnished reception of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Your city. Your hotels.

The Hotel Hafen Hamburg opens its doors on the 10th of November to Hamburger residents who want to discover their hometown in a different way.

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A selection from the Sunday brunch buffet.


Our Sunday's brunch is back

Your favourite brunch in town is back from the summer break and awaits you with a variety of breakfast classics and changing specials such as oysters with chester bread or our sunday roast. Enjoy good food and an unforgettable view over city and harbour.

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The apprentices' ceremony at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Unsere Azubis haben es geschafft!

Wir gratulieren unseren ausgelernten Auszubildenden zum erfolgreichen Abschluss und bedanken uns rechtherzlich für die Unterstützung, Einsatzbereitschaft und Ihr Engagement.

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Various cruise ships in the port of Hamburg create New Year's Eve fireworks over the Elbe.


New Year's Eve at Hotel Hafen Hamburg

Our New Year's Eve events are online! Give the year 2020 a festive welcome at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and enjoy the view of the fireworks or dance until the early hours in the morning. We look forward to seeing you!

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The 15th anniversary of the employee Sunny at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


15-jähriges Dienstjubiläum

Page Sunny-Orja Ndukwe was celebrating his 15th anniversary at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg! We took this opportunity to ask him about his life and experiences he has made during the past years.

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Employees of Hotel Hafen Hamburg holding an award for 5th place in the Rexx Recruiting Award 2018.


Recruiting Award 2018

The rexx Recruiting Award honours marketing projects and campaigns thourgout different industries in Germany for the first time. We have particitpated successfully!

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The old Hamburg harbour in winter, with a view of the Elbphilharmonie.


Winter Ahoi

In the cold season, the Hanseatic city turns into a magical winter wonderland. A walk along the harbour or a cosy get-together at one of the winter markets - no matter how you decide, our package Winter Ahoi offers you a wonderful all-round package for your stay in the Hanseatic city.

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A fruity cocktail with the new glass straws at Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Glass Straws

Sustainable alternative - We are happy to present you our new glass straws. The brand Halm offers a great alternative to the regular plastic straws, under the slogan "more tase, less waste".

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Two employees of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Every future needs a original

The centrepiece of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg are our employees. Constantly we are looking for new colleagues, who want to start with us in the common future. That's the reason why we developed in the past month our new career website...

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A photo collage with a retro camera.


Time to anchor

We have a new package for you! Our package Time to anchor presents you the port of Hamburg from various and the most beautiful perspectives.

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The new captain and hotel director of the Hotel Hafen Hamburg.


Our New Captain

Moin and a warm welcome at Hotel Hafen Hamburg! We are happy to welcome our new hotel director Enrico Ungermann on board

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Hotel director Borckenstein receives the award for best hotelier of the year.


Hotelier of the year

The Rolling Pin Award goes to…Philip Borckenstein von Quirini! Our General Manager is “Hotelier of the year” – and we are proud! More than 9.800 employees of hotels and gastronomy participated in an online voting and voted for their favorites.

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A Sunday brunch table set with food.


Sunday Brunch

Start your Sunday relaxed and enjoy our brunch in the restaurant Port with the best view on the harbour and the Elbe. Breakfast classics as well as seasonal changing delicacies will expect you. Bon appetit!

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