Alster boat trips with Alster Touristik

Alster boat trips are a popular option for getting to know the Hanseatic City of Hamburg better and particularly the Alster. This special tour takes travellers on the water along the Inner Alster and Outer Alster, offering a view of the many lovely houses and villas of Hamburg.

The attraction of the Alster boat trips in Hamburg is primarily the panoramic view of the many towers and churches as well as the numerous sailing boats. The lovely Alsterpark can be enjoyed on this special Alster boat trip through Hamburg together with tales of the city's history told by the boat captain. There are also regular scheduled Alster boat trips of Hamburg in winter, with punch served as well to put visitors into a convivial mood. Coffee, mulled wine, cocoa and cakes are also available on board, making the Alster boat trips through Hamburg a highlight the whole year round. Each day the boats leave from Jungfernstieg pier to begin the trip through the City of Hamburg. A tour on the Alster approximately one hour allowing tourists to relax, for instance after a long shopping trip in the city centre. Whether on Alster tours and cruises, waterways, canals or Vierlande tours as well as twilight tours: You will soon realise that the "Gateway to the World" is not just the city with the most bridges; it is also one of Europe's greenest cities. Now, you just have to choose from the variety of Alster tours...

Alster cruises

From Jungfernstieg criss-crossing to the Winterhuder Fährhaus and back again. From 31 March to 7 October you can explore the Alster and its banks every day in a manner that suits your own taste. The boat leaves every hourbetween 10.15am and 5.15om from Jungfernstieg (from Winterhude between 10.10am and 6.10pm) and takes you via the Inner Alster and the Outer Alster to the canals to a total of nine piers, where you can embark or disembark at any time.

Alster tours

Glide through the lovely Alsterpark, past idyllic villas and sailing boats - in winter over a mulled wine and cocoa on a cosy, heated boat. During the season from 31 March to 7 October, the Alster tour begins every half hour between 10.00am and 6.00pm from Jungfernstieg pier, in autumn (from 8 to 28 October) at 10.00am, from 11.00am to 4.00pm every half hour and at 5.00pm (and also"Punch tours").

Waterway tours

From the Inner Alster, the boat takes you through the town hall and Schaartor locks to the harbour and Speicherstadt with its gigantic warehouses for carpets, spices, coffee, tobacco and more. Departures from31 March to 28 October daily from Jungfernstieg at 10.45am, 1.45 and 4.45pm, and in November and December only Fri, Sat, Sun at 1.45pmh.

Canal tours

Not far from the city centre, you will experience the idyllic greenery of the residential areas near the Alster with their villas, allotment gardens and the Stadtparksee. Departures from31 March to 28 October daily from Jungfernstieg pier at 9.45am, 12.45 and 3.45pm , and from 28 April to 7 October also at 11.45am, 2.45 and 5.45pm.

Vierlande tours

On the 20-kilometre tour to Bergedorf, the Vierlande and the marshland, you will go through 4 locks, always passing by green meadows, fields and greenhouses. The 3-hour tour runs from 28 April to 7 October daily at 10.15am from Jungfernstieg, except Mondays and Tuesdays.

Twilight tours

When the lights go out in Hamburg, it gets very romantic during a tour on the Alster! Daily from 28 April to 7 October at 8.00pm from Jungfernstieg pier. If the tide permits, in September there is an illuminated tour through the artistically floodlit Speicherstadt instead.


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