The port is one of Hamburg's most characteristic features, so why not spend a night there on water? The former lightship LV13 (anchored right next to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg) used to serve as a beacon along the English coast, but today it's both an event venue and hotel. You can even rent out the captain's cabin.
Built in 1952, the bright red ship never did much sailing itself. Its duty was to help other ships find their way to the nearest port. For 36 years, LV13 was stationed along the English coastline until it was replaced by a gigantic barrel in 1986. Seven years later, it was moored in Hamburg's harbour and turned into a floating hotel with a renowned jazz bar.
Every Monday night, the engine room is open for jam sessions. On Sunday mornings, the crew welcomes guests for some Frühschoppen (morning pints). Come on board and enjoy the jazz band with a drink in hand. Or for a really special experience, you can even celebrate your wedding here.
For more information, visit the ship's website. www.das-feuerschiff.de (German only)