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Övelgönne & Environs

Experience the history of shipping.

The Övelgönne museum harbour is home to numerous historic ships. Many of them have been painstakingly restored by hand and are now ready for use again. Although the name may suggest it, the port is by no means a museum in the traditional sense. From the outside you can always admire the ships, and if you are lucky someone is on board and can let you experience what it feels like to step on a piece of history. The nearby Elbe beach in Övelgönne invites you to relax, stroll and marvel at the passing ships.

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Elbe beach

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Opening hours of the Övelgönne museum harbour

The Övelgönnemuseum harbour is open to the public and can be visited at any time. The lightship ELBE 3 can be visited on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Keep your eyes open - captains of other ships will also be happy to tell you their stories.

Discover the Hanseatic City. A tour through Hamburg

Elbufertour

Elbe Shore Tour

  • Casual walk with a view on the Elbe
  • Cosy ship ride through the »Alte Land«
  • Europe's biggest fruit-growing region
  • View from the Köhlbrand bridge

 

Elbe Shore Tour
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Elbufertour

The Riverside Tour on board the Red Double Decker bus departs from Landungsbrücken, travelling along the Elbchaussee to lovely hillside Blankenese. Your tour guide takes you for a walk through the famous staircase district down to Blankenese landing-stage, where you board the ferry.

On the south side of the river the tour continues by bus through the scenic countryside of the Altes Land - fruit growing region. From Köhlbrand Bridge enjoy the magnificent view all over Hamburg and lean back while you return to Landungsbrücken via HafenCity.

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Rund um die Aussenalster

Cycle tour - Around the Außenalster

  • Exciting bike tour
  • Fascinating diversity of the city
  • Through the beautiful Alster-environs
  • Social opposites in St. Georg

Cycle tour - Around the Außenalster
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From 25.00
Rund um die Aussenalster

The guided bike tour „Around the outer Alster“ exposes the fascinating diversity of the Hanseatic city – decent and beautiful suburbs, but also artistically and sometimes infamous districts, such as St. Georg. The tour leads you through the heart of Hamburg – along classical buildings and modern highlights including stops at the most lovely places.

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Weltkulturerbe

Hamburg has been awarded for this outstanding ensemble of historic buildings which can be experienced as an urban space for the first time since the abolition of the Hamburg Freeport. We discover the heart of the Speicherstadt with its impressive brick facades and dikes, we cross bridges and reach the Chilehaus, the Sprinkenhof and the Messberghof. Both districts share historic stories about office clerks, money counting tables, paternoster as well as outstanding architecture.

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Further nearby highlights Exploring your surroundings

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Buzzing City by the Water

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
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The Alster - Hamburg blue middle

The Alster - Hamburg blue middle Maritime Experience

  • 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
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Maritime Cultural Heritage

Maritime Cultural Heritage Culture Travel

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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The whole world's port. Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

Maritime Hamburg
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Where to watch ships

In Hamburg, the best and most well-known ocean liners in the world regularly enter and leave the harbour, which makes Hamburg a popular place for ship-spotters - 12 months out of the year.

Where to watch ships
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Maritime Events

The water of the Alster or Elbe is within reach in almost all corners of Hamburg. Experience unique events near the water and at the harbour!

Maritime Events

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