I have received this painting from my grandma recently. However, she is unable to identify the location of this painting. Additionally, I am unsure about the name of the painter (lower right corner). I think I know what it is, but I will not add it to prevent priming you guys. Also, if you have any ideas to where I could post this question too, I am open to suggestions!
The church tower on the third picture looks like Sankt Michaelis (Michel) in Hamburg. The tower was rebuilt into it's current form after it burned down in 1906 so this dates the painting as being done later than 1906.
From the comments (thanks @emil):
- The building left of the Michel church tower is the Seewetteramt, former Navigationsschule (build in 1905) and the tower to the right of the largest ship is the clock tower of Kaispeicher A (Kaiserspeicher) (demolished in 1963, the second Kaispeicher A building became the lower part of the Elbphilharmonie in 2007). This also puts some time constraints on when the painting was made and it puts the location close to the St. Pauli Piers.
- The fact that the church tower is green in the painting but appears dark in recent pictures is not surprising: The copper cladding of the tower was renewed in 2009 and will take some years before it develops a green patina again
The name of the artist seems to be "F. Müller". Müller (Miller) is a very common name in Germany, so you might need an art specialist to find out details. Franz Müller-Gossen might fit but seems to have a different signature and a slightly different style, it also could be somebody who hasn't left traces in the Internet.