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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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Sundays 5 to 9 am Fish Market

Every Sunday morning since 1703 Hamburg's most traditional market has been trading in just about anything and everything that isn't nailed down.

Fish Market
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Explore the port of Hamburg Harbour Round Trips

When you visit Hamburg, don't miss a boat cruise through the harbour. Whether you take a hop-on, hop-off launch ride, an atmospheric round trip in the evening or a high-speed tour - there's something for every taste.

Harbour Round Trips
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Speicherstadt

An unmissable attraction in Hamburg: The large harbour tour takes you through the canals of Speicherstadt.

Speicherstadt
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Hamburg's water station. Landungsbrücken

The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from…

Landungsbrücken
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Shipping & Cruises

Experience the metropolis on the Elbe before or after your cruise or just watch the ships. Be there live and up close when the most amazing cruise ships arrive at Hamburg's cruise terminals.

Shipping & Cruises

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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 28,40€
Maritime Cultural Heritage
To offer
From 145.10
Carefree booking - free cancellation
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 138.10

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Altona Museum

More information about the history of the popular Hansa city as well as Schleswig-Holstein can be found in the Altona Museumin Hamburg. You can learn a great deal about the art and cultural history of North Germany as well as about the fishing industry and seafaring.

Altona Museum

Altonaer Museum

Museumstraße 23
22765 Hamburg

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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

Cap San Diego

Überseebrücke
20459 Hamburg

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Emigrant Museum BallinStadt

The emigrant museum BallinStadt in Hamburg opens its doors and shows in its exhibition the emigration history from four epochs.

Emigrant Museum BallinStadt

BallinStadt

Veddeler Bogen 2
20539 Hamburg

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German Customs Museum

The old customs office of Kornhausbrücke houses the history of customs from ancient times to the present day: Come and marvel at the smugglers' hide-outs, uniforms and even a disused customs cruiser and much more...

German Customs Museum

Deutsches Zollmuseum

Alter Wandrahm 16
20457 Hamburg

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Hafenmuseum
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Hafenmuseum

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.

Hafenmuseum

Hafenmuseum

Australiastraße (Kopfbau des Schuppens) 50B
22457 Hamburg

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Internationales Maritimes Museum
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International Maritime Museum

Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Speicherstadt is home to the world's largest private collection of maritime treasures from 3000 years of shipping and naval history.

International Maritime Museum

Internationales Maritimes Museum

Koreastraße 1 , Kaispeicher B
20457 Hamburg

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Further maritime travel and experience offers

Limited Contingent
Reisepaket: 833. HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG - auf der Commodore
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833th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Commodore 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 28,40 €
833th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Commodore
To offer
From 215.00
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€*
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 16.50€*
Limited Contingent
Reisepaket: Cruise Days auf der Commodore
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Hamburg Cruise Days on the MS Commodore Cruise spectacle

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 28,40
Hamburg Cruise Days on the MS Commodore
To offer
From 187.10

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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!

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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.

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