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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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Outstanding German civil engineering Alter Elbtunnel

When the old Elbe Tunnel, also called St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Today, it is a nostalgic and lovingly tended piece of Hamburg history – and has already celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Alter Elbtunnel
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A ship that has seen the world 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.

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A piece of the hamburg harbour panorama Cap San Diego

The White Swan of the South Atlantic - The "Cap San Diego" was built in 1961 as a cargo ship and has been a museum ship with a fixed berth at the Überseebrücke in Hamburg since 1986.

Cap San Diego
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The history of shipping Deutsches Hafenmuseum (German Harbour Museum) - Location: Shed 50A

Hamburg's history as an important transhipment point for the shipping industry can be experienced with exciting guided tours and many exhibits in the authentic harbour museum.

Deutsches Hafenmuseum (German Harbour Museum) - Location: Shed 50A
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Stroll, relax and watch the ships on the Elbe beach Elbe beach

The Elbe beach near Övelgönne is a pretty hot tip in summer. When the temperatures rise and the sun burns, nothing is more refreshing than a jump into the cool water.

Elbe beach
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Goods from all over the world Container terminals

Approx. 85 million tons of goods are shipped daily at the four terminals of Europe's second largest container harbour.

Container terminals

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Reisepaket: Hamburg für Entdecker
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Hamburg for explorers On water, on land and on foot

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • Guided tours by bus, boat and on foot
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 29,90 €
Hamburg for explorers
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From 188.00
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 16.00 €*
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 34.50 €*
Package: Buzzing City by the Water
© Andreas Vallbracht

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 174.00

You should not miss this! Unique events this year in the port of Hamburg

Hamburg has a lot of exciting maritime events to offer. We provide you with moments of happiness on the water and bring you comfortably to the Hanseatic city. Whether right in the middle of the action or on a ship away from the hustle and bustle with a view of the colorful hustle and bustle - we have the right all-round carefree package for you.

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Hamburg Cruise Days
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Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore Cruise Convention

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 29,90 €
    Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore
    To offer
    From 204.00
    Hafengeburtstag Einlaufparade
    © Christian Spahrbier

    HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY Tall Ship Parade - Reception

    • 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 - Reception
    To offer
    From 40.00 €*
    Limited Contingent
    Package: Harbor Anniversary Elbkristall
    © Christian Spahrbier

    834th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the MS Elbkristall 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 29.90 €
    834th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the MS Elbkristall
    To offer
    From 224.10

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    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.

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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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    Parks and outdoor areas 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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