Pegelturm tower on the St. Pauli Landungsbruecken jetties and the port, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany, Europe
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Also known as the St. Pauli Piers, the Landungsbrücken is Europe’s largest floating island. The first portions of this phenomenal pontoon were built in 1839 as coal storage docks for steamships and, over the years, have served as the point of departure for travelers headed to the New World. Today, visitors can explore the 700-meter-long stretch of restaurants, shops and street performers on the floating piers.