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Deutsche Seemannsmission Hamburg-Harburg e.V.


13. August 1986 · New: December 1995 · Wintergarden: December 2003 · Office M: 2015

Opening hours

Daily from 10.00-22.30 Uhr

Financing through

  • HPA (Hamburg Port Authority)
  • Voluntary Shipping Lines’ Port Contributions
  • Private Donations: DSM HH-Harburg e.V. bei der Evangelischen Bank eGIBAN: DE37520604100006407935BIC: GENODEF1EK1
  • Contributions from Seafarers
  • Contributions from the Northchurch
  • Contributions from the ITF SeafarersTrust
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Federal Office for Family and Civil Society


  • Seafarers (89%) from ships in port, their friends and families
  • During 2019 an average 90 guests from 185 nations visited us daily
  • Since opening, over 1.000.000 guests from 185 countries have visited us
  • The largest visitor shares: Filipinos (47%), Indians, Chinese, Ukranians and Russians

Environmental protection

  • Green energy
  • Rainwater utilisation system
  • Warmwater production with solar
  • All vehicles are powered with environmentally friendly natural gas
  • Waste avoidance through deposit bottles and consistent garbage separation
  • Certified by the Quality Association of Environmentally Conscious Companies (QUB) since 2012
  • Environmental partner of the FHH since 2012


  • Schuttleservice between all terminals and vessels in the harbour to the club and back
  • Clubroom with a counter where you can get beer and coffee, small shop selling SIM cards (Please bring your original Passport!) and most necessary items for daily use
  • Cheap global telephone calls, Skype, chat possibilities
  • Free WIFI
  • Money exchange, mail service and international money transfer (Please bring your original passport, no Xerox or Seamansbook allowed!)
  • Advice, pastoral care, emotional first aid and trauma support
  • Room of silence (prayer room) for all major religions
  • Ship visitings (day trips on request)
  • Consultation hour with the port's doctor (HPHC) – free and private
  • Multifunctional hall that can be divided, for international holidays, religious celebrations and disco, usable as pool-, tabletennis-, tablefootball- or dartroom. A Nintendo Wii is available, too. The room can be used as a conference venue for visitor groups which are linked to seafaring, the port or the church
  • International libary in the winter garden with the latest international newspapers
  • Mediaroom with satellite TV, videos and DVDs in different languages and a karaoke machine
  • Garden, small sports field for basketball and football, BBQ area and frog pond
  • Clothing store (donated clothes in good condition)

Permanent employees

Port chaplan Jan Oltmanns (head of the house), port chaplan Anke Wibel (head of the house), seaman's pastor Adelar Schünke,port chaplan Olaf Schröder, welfare worker Sören Wichmann, sociologist Martina Schindler; Social care: Gil Fortich-Taeubner, Nonie Olmedo, Katrin Kanisch; World receiver: Nicole Bauer, Lars Kostka, David Zander; Administration Susanne Langer; Facility management Matthias Jacks; Cleaning Personnel: Juliana Kolako und Margaret Stölting, Social Year BFD, sometimes trainees and a lot of volunteers!