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Maritime Hamburg

The whole world in a harbour

Do you fancy water, harbour flair and big boats? Then you are in the right place near the Elbe. No matter whether you want to go on your own - or want to experience the highlights of the harbour birthday or cruise days: We tell you when and where you can enjoy maritime flair in its purest form in Hamburg. Explore the harbour from the water, or by foot on a guided tour that shows you Hamburg's maritime highlights. Get a taste of cruise air and marvel at the large barges that enter the harbour every day.

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Port of Hamburg

About 8,000 ships from all over the world call at Europe's second largest port. From Hamburgs cruise ship terminal to the historic Speicherstadt and the jetties to the modern container port - it smells like freedom and distant countries here.

Port of Hamburg
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HafenCity

HafenCity combines tradition and modernity in a unique symbiosis. A true architectural and cultural delight! Attractions such as Miniatur Wunderland, the Elbphilharmonie and the Speicherstadt draw tourists in.

HafenCity
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The Elbe

You can experience the "big pots" - big ships - up close at numerous places along the Elbe. Apart from the Landungsbrücke and the fish market, there are numerous other spots where you can experience the maritime lifestyle.

The Elbe
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This is how cheap a harbour tour is Harbour ferries in Hamburg

With the HADAG harbour ferries, you can explore Hamburg wonderfully from the water.

Harbour ferries in Hamburg
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Dockland

A few years ago, a particularly prominent office building was built at the Fischereihafen with DOCKLAND.

Dockland
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Picturesque small harbour at the Elbe river Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

The museum harbour Oevelgönne is a wonderful destination for young and old on the Elbe beach. Around 20 classic ships are moored at the Neumühlen quay.

Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

BOOK NOW Experience maritime flair in the Hanseatic city

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Package: Harbor Anniversary on the Ennstal
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833rd Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Ennstal Biggest Harbor Festival in the World

  • overnight stays in a hotel with breakfast
  • 2-hour boat trip with view on the fireworks
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90 €
833rd Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Ennstal
To offer
From 183.00
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Reisepaket: Hamburg Cruise Days pur auf der Hafen Hamburg
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Hamburg Cruise Days pur on the Hafen Hamburg Cruise Convention

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 2-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 28,90
Hamburg Cruise Days pur on the Hafen Hamburg
To offer
From 184.00
Limited Contingent
Harbor Anniversary Hanseat
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833rd Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Hanseat Biggest Harbor Festival in the World

  • overnight stays in a hotel with breakfast
  • 2-hour boat trip with view on the fireworks
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90 €
833rd Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Hanseat
To offer
From 183.00
Hafenrundfahrten Hamburg Tickets
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Harbour tours Maritime Experiences

  • Port of Hamburg & Warehouse District
  • Different tours
  • Online, fast and secure booking
Harbour tours
To offer
From 15.00€*
including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Maritime Cultural Heritage Enjoy culture carefree

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast taking into account the hygiene regulations
  • Relaxed on foot: guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90€
Maritime Cultural Heritage
To offer
From 158.10
Package: Buzzing City by the Water
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Buzzing City by the Water Discoverer Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
  • 1-hour harbour tour on the Elbe
Buzzing City by the Water
To offer
From 146.10

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Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
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Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

Many discounts

Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

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DISCOVER NOW Maritime Highlights in Hamburg at a glance

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Jan-Fedder-Promenade

The waterfront promenade at the harbor now bears the name of the popular hamburger!

Jan-Fedder-Promenade

Jan-Fedder-Promenade

Vorsetzen 72
20459 Hamburg

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Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
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Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

Why Hamburg is what it is. If you want to know how the mission fort Hammaburg became the proud Hanseatic city and the proverbial gateway to the world, then the Museum of Hamburg History is the right place for you.

Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

Holstenwall 24
20355 Hamburg

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Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

The museum harbour Oevelgönne is a wonderful destination for young and old on the Elbe beach. Around 20 classic ships are moored at the Neumühlen quay.

Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

Museumshafen Oevelgönne

Oevelgönne 42
22763 Hamburg

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Rickmer Rickmers Nachtaufnahme
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Museum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

The museum ship RICKMER RICKMERS in the Hamburg harbour is a floating monument reminding of the times of the great windjammers in Hamburg, open daily for visitors, except from Mondays.

Museum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

Rickmer Rickmers

Landungsbrücken Ponton 1a
20359 Hamburg

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Speicherstadtmuseum
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Speicherstadtmuseum

Discover Hamburg's World Heritage! - In the authentic setting of a storage block from 1888, you can still experience the original atmosphere of the world's unique storage city, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.

Speicherstadtmuseum

Speicherstadtmuseum

Am Sandtorkai 36
20457 Hamburg

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Spicy's Gewürzmuseum
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Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

The unique SPICY'S Gewürzmuseum, housed in an old warehouse in Hamburg's Speicherstadt since 1993, is a spice museum that appeals to all the senses - visitors can smell, touch and taste as much as they please.

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

Am Sandtorkai 34
20457 Hamburg

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Further maritime travel and experience offers

Hafenrundfahrten Hamburg Tickets
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Harbour tours Maritime Experiences

  • Port of Hamburg & Warehouse District
  • Different tours
  • Online, fast and secure booking
Harbour tours
To offer
From 15.00€*
Combi-ticket
Alsterrundfahrt Tickets
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Alster boat trips Hamburg's Blue Centre

  • Sightseeing from the water
  • Different tours
  • Online, fast and secure booking
Alster boat trips
To offer
From 32.50€*
Hafengeburtstag Einlaufparade
© Christian Spahrbier

HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY Tall Ship Parade on Friday

  • First highlight of the harbour birthday
  • The official greeting of the guest ships
  • View from the water
  • More than 300 vessels
HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY Tall Ship Parade on Friday
To offer
From 39.50€*

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You should have seen this Sights in Hamburg

A short holiday in Hamburg also means sightseeing in Hamburg. Whether the Elbe Philharmonic, Landungsbrücken or Hamburg City Hall - they and many other sights are simply part of a trip to Hamburg. The easiest way to explore Hamburg's sights is on a sightseeing tour with the striking double-decker buses.

Sights in Hamburg
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On the trail of the past Historical Hamburg

Hamburg is marked by its historical heritage: the most famous buildings are the Chilehaus and the Kontorhäuser on Burchardplatz, but the Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof are also popular tourist destinations. But the Old Elbe Tunnel remains undisputed. Discover historical Hamburg now!

Historical Hamburg
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Green Hamburg

Far away from the Elbe and Alster, Hamburg also offers many other places for relaxation, play and sports in large, modern but also historic areas.

Green Hamburg

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