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On the Elbe

Hamburg's blue lifeline.

You can experience the "big pots" - big ships - up close in Hamburg on numerous places along the Elbe. Away from the Landungsbrücken and the fish market, there are numerous other spots where you can experience the maritime lifestyle. On the Elbe beach you can relax wonderfully; don't forget your picnic basket! If you don't have any provisions, we recommend the numerous restaurants and cafés with a view of the Elbe - a special pleasure for all who like to enjoy themselves and watch the hustle and bustle on the river. If that's not close enough for you, how about a harbour cruise?

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Elbe beach

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The Elbe. Up close. Best view from the water

Harbour Tour Abicht

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)
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From 14.00
Harbour Tour Abicht

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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Hop on Hop of

Maritime Circle Line - Hop-on Hop-off

  • Sightseeing from the water
  • 10 stops along Hamburg's attractions
  • Elbphilharmonie, Ballinstadt, etc..
  • Pay once and drive all day
Maritime Circle Line - Hop-on Hop-off
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From 18.00
Hop on Hop of

With the Maritime Circle Line you cruise past Speicherstadt and HafenCity, all cruise terminals, container ships, repair yards, container handling but also HafenMuseum and BallinStadt. The special feature is that you only pay once, make stopovers as often as you like, visit the attractions on land on your own and continue your harbor tour of Hamburg at one of the 10 stations according to your individual excursion plan. Even a sightseeing without shore leave is possible.

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Blankenese

Enjoy a relaxed boat trip through the Port of Hamburg and the Elbe along the FRS HanseFerry. From the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken you will pass the fish market, the modern office buildings of the Docklands, the cruise terminal Altona and the museum harbor Övelgönne with historic ships as far as Blankenese. Now you have plenty of time to explore the beautiful and prosperous Elbe suburb before taking the boat back to St. Pauli Landungsbrücken.

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Gourmandising with the best view. Cafés and Restaurants along the Elbe

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La Vela

La Vela is located right on the Elbe with a view of the Port of Hamburg and a stylish atmosphere.

La Vela
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Rive

Come and enjoy fish and seafood with a view of the Elbe at the restaurant Rive.

Rive
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Cult bar on the shore of the Elbe. Strandperle

On sunny days, the river bank at Oevelgönne below Elbchaussee is as busy as the Copacabana.

Strandperle

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A holiday for the whole family

A holiday for the whole family Family Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • VIP entry to Miniatur Wunderland
  • 2 children up to 16 years of age free of charge
A holiday for the whole family
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From 232.21
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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From 128.00
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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From 141.00
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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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From 131.00

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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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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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URBAN.SHORE The City on the Water

Life on the water makes Hamburg really special. Discover the city on the water and enjoy its maritime diversity.

The City on the Water

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