News from the Hamburg Lines Men

  • Mooring boat races at the 833rd Hamburg Harbor Birthday

    Congratulations Armin Meyer!!!

    At this year’s mooring boat race, on the occasion of the 833rd Hamburg harbor birthday, our colleague Armin took 1st place with the boat “Gerd-Heinrich”, followed by Toni Oestmann with the “Boxer” and a well-deserved 2nd place. A total of 21 traditional and active boats entered the race and did not miss the opportunity to do a few laps of honor in front of the spectators at the Landungsbrücken after the race. Everyone involved had a lot of fun and we would like to thank the organizers very much.

  • “Flexibles Flickering” – film screening in the Festmacherzentrale

    The mobile cinema, together with the “Hamburg Lines Men” and the German Harbor Museum, invite you to our harbor for 3 evenings.
    After the three successful evenings in the German Harbor Museum at the location shed 50, we advance with you further into the harbor and show the mooring film in the central location of the Hamburg mooring lines, the so-called “mooring mosque”. We dedicate the evenings to the hard job of the mooring and you immerse yourself in the dock work.

    Before the film, there is an opportunity to get to know the day-to-day setting of the mooring center.

    And in addition, an employee from the harbor museum and a mooring man will report on their activities.


    Beforehand, the flickering team will spoil you with solid delicacies and suitable drinks.

    The dates:

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    Admission 6.30 p.m. Sundowner in the harbor and other food & drinks | Film talk around 8:00 p.m. followed by the start of the film

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    Admission 6.30 p.m. Sundowner in the harbor and other food & drinks | Film talk around 8:00 p.m. followed by the start of the film

    Thursday, August 25, 2022
    6.30 p.m. Sundowner in the harbor and other food & drinks | Film talk around 8:00 p.m. followed by the start of the film
    Please register for the events at
    Thank you very much!

    The film: “The Mooring Lines”

    Klaus Ellrodt and Christian Widuch, NDR 1971, 43 min. (German)

    I’ve wanted to show this diamond over the port of Hamburg for at least 12 years and now everything has finally come together! Thanks also to the Norddeutscher Rundfunk for the great shoot last time and the great support of our joint work.

    Hamburger Schnack – Hamburg harbor weather – rough hands

    The wonderfully authentic report brings us very close to the rough but committed community of 90 Hamburg mooring men.

    A piece of unembellished port life, far removed from the now and then very romantic notions in our social memory.

    Pre-program & cinema adults 12 EUR

    Reservations at:

  • Mooring film with talk

    On April 19th, 2022 there will be a screening of the film “Die Festmacher” by Klaus Ellrodt and Christian Widuch (NDR 1971, 43 min.) in the German Harbor Museum.
    Before the film, two mooring men report on their work: Hermann Zehbe from his generation-spanning family history, which is firmly connected with the mooring activities and the restoration of historic mooring boats. And Florian Heeckt, himself a former moorer, and now working in the general management of HLM Hamburg Lines Men GmbH.


Fotoshooting Hawks Racing e.V.

Hawks Racing e.V. would like to thank HLM Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH for generously making their company premises available for this year's calendar photo shoot. In particular, we would like to thank the head of the workshop, Mr. Schreiber, who ensured that the photo shoot went smoothly.

On site we were allowed to put our racing car on the slipway, from where there was an excellent view over the water of the Süderelbe to the Köhlbrand Bridge. As a small thank you on our part, we have attached a nice picture that was taken during the shoot.


Press review

  • 04 / 2019 Die Welt
  • 04 / 2019 Täglicher Hafenbericht
  • 03 / 2019 Stadt Land Hafen
  • 01 / 2018 Stadt Land Hafen
  • 07 / 2016 Stadt Land Hafen
  • 05 / 2016 Täglicher Hafenbericht
  • 07 / 2015 Spatz
  • 02 / 2015 Stadt Land Hafen
  • 01 / 2014 Stadt Land Hafen
  • 07 / 2013 Abendblatt
  • 07 / 2013 Abendblatt
  • 03 / 2013 Stadt Land Hafen
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