Alster boat trips are a popular option for getting to know the Hanseatic City of Hamburg better and particularly the Alster. This special tour takes travellers on the water along the Inner Alster and Outer Alster, offering a view of the many lovely houses and villas of Hamburg.
The attraction of the Alster boat trips in Hamburg is primarily the panoramic view of the many towers and churches as well as the numerous sailing boats.
The lovely Alsterpark can be enjoyed on this special Alster boat trip through Hamburg together with tales of the city's history told by the boat captain. There are also regular scheduled Alster boat trips of Hamburg in winter, with punch served as well to put visitors into a convivial mood. Coffee, mulled wine, cocoa and cakes are also available on board, making the Alster boat trips through Hamburg a highlight the whole year round. Each day the boats leave from Jungfernstieg pier to begin the trip through the City of Hamburg. A tour on the Alster approximately one hour allowing tourists to relax, for instance after a long shopping trip in the city centre. Whether on Alster tours and cruises, waterways, canals or Vierlande tours as well as twilight tours: You will soon realise that the "Gateway to the World" is not just the city with the most bridges; it is also one of Europe's greenest cities. Now, you just have to choose from the variety of Alster tours...
Choose your Alster round trip
The ATG Alster Touristik manages to bring the unique charm of the Alster closer to the visitor with wonderful boat tours, such as the Alster round trip. The duration here is around one hour and takes you across the Inner and Outer Alster. The two-hour Canal trip around the Outer Alster is an extension of the Alster round trip and additionally leads through the canals of the Outer Alster.
The Alster Cruise takes you from the Alsterpark and Uhlenhorst to the Winterhuder Fährhaus and Jungfernstieg. You can get on and off at your leisure. On the Outer Alster, the panorama of the city with its churches and bridges is clearly visible.
- Current note: ATG is temporarily not offering Alster cruises due to Corona -
The Twilight cruise offers pure romance. In the light of the setting sun, Hamburg's special magic unfolds as the lights of the city slowly illuminate. The northeastern canals offer many sights that are not visible from the road. The canal trip convinces with green idyll and the most beautiful villas of Hamburg. The trip takes about two hours.
Furthermore, ATG Alster-Touristik offers Waterways trips through the Speicherstadt.
Tickets for all Alster tours are available at the tourist information offices, directly on board the ships and at the ATG ticket shop on Jungfernstieg. The current departure times for all Alster cruises can be found here.
Hamburg CARD Discount
With Hamburg CARD, Hamburg CARD Local, Hamburg CARD Premium or Hamburg CARD Premium Plus
Adults: 13.00 € instead of 16.00 €; Savings: 3.00 €, Children (4-16 y.): 8.00 €*
*Discount applies to the day ticket