U3 Hamburg

In the air: U3 Bahn Landungsbrücken – Rödingsmarkt, Hamburg. 

photos Pete Grafton.  December 11, 2019.


The U3 transit was conceived in 1905 and completed in 1912.  The section that runs along by the Elbe is elevated.

Elevated track, U3 line Hamburg, in direction of Baumwall.

U3 train on elevated track by Rödingsmarkt, Hamburg.  Postcard circa 1914.

Map of the Landungsbrüken and Baumwall area.   Map, with grateful acknowledgement  Mairs Geographischer Verlag/Shell.

Reeperbahn – Landungsbrücken – Baumwall (Elbephilarmonie) – Rödingsmarkt. Grateful acknowledgement HVV*.

Section of Hamburg Rapid Transit/Regional Rail Map. Grateful acknowledgement HVV*.

Man and young boy ascending steps near Landungsbrücken to the Promenade Landungsbrücken.

A mast of the sailing ship Richard Rickmers, looking up to the Promenade Landungsbrücken. Damp December day.

Looking downstream, the Elbe at Landusbrücken, Hamburg. Foreground, sailing ship Richard Rickmers, background Blohm+Voss.  Launched by Hitler in Hamburg, Blohm+Voss built the Second World War battleship Bismark here.  U and S Bahn station Landusbrücken off photo to the right.

Hamburg, February 1939: Launch of the battleship Bismark.  Note the National Socialist swastika flags. Photo Keystone.

Looking upstream, between Landungsbrücke and Baumwall.  The new Elbphilharmonie concert building in the background. View from the Promenade Landungsbrükcn

Interior, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Photo source, with grateful acknowledgement  NDR**.

The Promenade Landungsbrüken between Landüngsbrucken and Baumwall, Hamburg.

Line U3 train above west-bound Vorsetzen carriageway, between Landungsbrücken station and Baumwall station.

The Vorsetzen carriageway, east bound between Landungsbrücken and Baumwall. Elevated U3 track off picture to left.

Goofy men graffiti underneath elevated track between Landungsbrücken and Baumwall,  U3 Hamburg.

Man walking to his car, U3 train above him, Vorsetzen carriageway west bound, Hamburg.

Women in an office above Vorsetzen road, with U3 line elevated structure reflected in the windows.

Baumwall U3  station sign and entrance, on the right.

Below Baumwall U3 station, in direction of Rödingsmarkt U3 station.

Support beams, and lift to Baumwall U3 station from Vorsetzen carriageway.

Waiting for a train, platforms and elevated section of track, Baumwall U3 station. 

Departing U3 train, destination Schlump – Barmbek, Baumwall station, Hamburg.


photos Pete Grafton. December 11, 2019.



*Hamburger Verkehrsverbund  hvv.de

**Norddeuscher Rundfunk  ndr.de



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1 Response to U3 Hamburg

  1. Elspeth Wight says:

    Amazing how you make a small bit of railway track so interesting!


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