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Maritime Hamburg

The whole world in the 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 & Environs

Europe's second largest port extends from the cruise terminal to the historic Speicherstadt and the Landungsbrücken to the modern container port.

Port of Hamburg & Environs
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Its elegant silhouette is part of the Hamburg harbour panorama, as are the Speicherstadt and the Michel 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 Landungsbrücken

The Landungsbrücken are Hamburg's floating jetty and starting point for numerous harbour tours and ferries.

The Landungsbrücken
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The Hamburg Fish Market

The fish market and its long tradition belong to Hamburg just like the harbour. Since 1703, you can find anything here you desire.

The Hamburg Fish Market
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On the go in the Speicherstadt

The narrow canals, bridges and streets along the world's largest contiguous warehouse complex are a permanent element and part of the Hanseatic City's identity.

On the go in the Speicherstadt
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On the go in HafenCity

Although it is by no means complete, HafenCity already offers numerous attractions, restaurants, architectural masterpieces and places to relax.

On the go in HafenCity

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Explore Europe's second-largest harbour. Hamburger Harbour Experience

Harbour Tour Abicht
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Harbour Round Trip Abicht Abicht (1 hr)

  • Cosy harbour tour
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Possibly cultural Speicherstadt
Harbour Round Trip Abicht Abicht (1 hr)
To offer
From 14.00
Harbour Tour Abicht
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A magical mix of wanderlust, adventure and freedom. The harbour tour takes in the Landungsbrücken jetties, originally built for steam ships, and passes veteran vessels such as the 'Rickmer Rickmers' before motoring through the warehouse district to the modern port in use today. Subject to tides/water level. Witness the activity of this hard-working port at close quarters – some 140 million tonnes of goods are transshipped here each year – and see the human, industrious, creative and cultural sides of the vibrant Hamburg quayside.

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Stadt und Hanfenrundfahrt
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Make sure to enjoy your stay to the fullest while in Hamburg and explore the city by bus and by boat. Our combined ticket is valid for one day. Please bear in mind that you have to redeem your bus ticket on the bus prior to taking the Elbe cruise.

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Discover the world of seafaring: located in Hamburg's oldest surviving warehouse, the Maritime Museum presents 3,000 years of seafaring history with priceless exhibits from around the world. Welcome aboard: wind and waves, explorers and pirates. Over 40,000 miniature models, a treasure chamber with ships made of gold, silver and amber, the Queen Mary 2 built out of a million Lego bricks and a real ship simulator.

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Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
attractions and restaurants.

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Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

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Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

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Time for a visit. Experience maritime Hamburg

Buzzing City by the Water
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Buzzing City by the Water

  • 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 128.00
including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Maritime Cultural Heritage

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Maritime Cultural Heritage
To offer
From 131.00
The Alster - Hamburg blue middle
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The Alster - Hamburg blue middle

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3- to 4-hour bike tour
  • 2-hour canal trip on an Alster boat
The Alster - Hamburg blue middle
To offer
From 148.00

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Everything is possible in Hamburg. See & Explore

The city on the Elbe with Germany's most well-known harbour offers its guest city life at its best, with once-in-a-lifetime shopping, cultural and outdoors experiences. Enter the fray, discover gastronomical delights or shop to your heart's content!

See & Explore
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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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