Hamburg Cruise Center

The gateway to the world for all cruise passengers in Hamburg: The Cruise Terminals.

Welcome to Germany's cruise metropolis! Regardless of whether your cruise begins or ends in Hamburg or a stopover is planned for one day, here you will find all important information. We describe the terminals, give tips for arrival and departure and name or link to attractive excursion destinations. 

Hamburg has 3 cruise terminals. The most modern is the Cruise Center Steinwerder in the middle of the container port. It is particularly suitable for large ships with a length of up to 330 meters and a corresponding number of passengers. The Cruise Center HafenCity is the most chic - even if it is still a temporary facility until the official opening in 2021. The ships moor opposite the Elbphilharmonie, in the middle of one of the most exciting urban areas in Europe. The HafenCity is within walking distance. The most electrifying facility is the Cruise Center Altona, which was built next to the terminal of the former England ferry and borders the fish market with its restaurants and bars. It was the first to be equipped with a shore power system. The Überseebrücke is the oldest pier for cruise ships and is only used by small cruise ships. The museum ship CAP SAN DIEGO is also located here.

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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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Train special Our Bestseller

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Train special
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From 185.00
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
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From 128.00
including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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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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From 143.00

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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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Arriving in Hamburg on the Elbe

Experience the Elbe from its delta to Hamburg and the port of Hamburg!

Arriving in Hamburg on the Elbe
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"Moin" & Welcome Hamburg Ahoi

Welcome to the Hansa City - or as we say, "MOIN!" - Discover our favourite restaurants & cafés and find out about many events and insider tips for your visit to the city on the Elbe.

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