Harbour ferries in Hamburg Explore Hamburg by water

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In addition to the usual harbour cruises, there is an alternative that even saves you money: with the HADAG harbour ferries you can explore Hamburg wonderfully from the water.

It is well known that there is always a lot going on at the landing stages. Every few minutes, harbour tours start there, which bring the visitors closer to the Hamburg harbour and the maritime sights with detailed stories. But you can also get closer to mighty container ships, Elbstrand and Co. with an inexpensive alternative. With a normal HVV ticket or the Hamburg CARD, you can easily use the seven lines of the harbour ferries. These start regularly from the landing bridges to the various jetties along the Elbe and are for many Hamburgers the maritime alternative to bus and train.

Line 62

Our tip: Line 62 from Landungsbrücken Brücke 3 to Finkenwerder. Because here we sail past the Blohm + Voss Docks, the fish auction hall, the Dockland (where often also big cruise ships lie), the museum harbour Övelgönne with Elbstrand and beautiful villas of Blankenese.

Especially in Övelgönne it's worth getting out of the boat, because on sunny days the former fishing settlement with its Elbe beach and picturesque houses invites you to take a walk. If you want, you can make your way to Teufelsbrück to watch the Elblotsen at work or to relax in the Jenisch Park.

Further lines

Those who use line 61 and remain seated until the Neuhof jetty will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Köhlbrand Bridge. Especially in the evening with lighting it is very impressive.

To watch the colourful hustle and bustle of the Landungsbrücken from the other side of the Elbe, simply take line 73 in the direction of Ernst August Schleuse, get off at the Theater im Hafen jetty and be rewarded with a fantastic view of Hamburg. Musical visitors can of course use the free shuttle service from Landungsbrücken.

Offers on the HADAG harbour ferries

The HADAG harbour ferries offer ample seating both indoors and outdoors to enjoy the café and snack (available on the ferries) and to enjoy the voyages in all weathers.

Hamburg CARD

Free travel by bus, train and harbour ferries (HVV) and up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist offers

Hamburg CARD

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