Landungsbrücken ─ The St. Pauli Piers
Two towers with prominent green roofs mark the 205 metres-long terminal between lower harbour, Reeperbahn and Fischmarkt. Located by the Elbe, the Landungsbrücken (lit. landing bridges) were once a landing pier for steam ships and now function as a connector for underground and suburban trains. Additionally, harbour ferries and catamarans depart on their trips to Helgoland. Ferries take every wannabe seafarer down the Elbe river for the price of a regular bus fare. If you book a ticket for the 'Lion King' or 'Mary Poppins' musicals, the Landungsbrücken ferries will carry you over to the waterfront theatres. The Alter Elbtunnel (lit. old Elbe tunnel) as well as museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego are also located close to the piers. A variety of restaurants and gift shops go hand in hand with a beautiful view of massive container and cruise ships. Over the last decades, the Piers have also developed into one of Hamburg's most popular promenades.
See http://www.hamburg-travel.com/attractions/hamburg-maritime/landungsbruecken for further information (English)