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Barkassen-Meyer Harbour Tours

Harbour Round Trips

See Hamburg from a different perspective: Be right in the middle of the events at Europe's second largest port! From the cruise terminal past Hafencity, Speicherstadt, Landungsbrücken to the modern container port.

Experience the port of Hamburg on a boat trip and marvel at the skyline - this is definitely one of the highlights of every visit to Hamburg! On the Great Harbour Tour, many highlights can be discovered during a tour.

Round trips through Europe's second largest port

Hamburg is the city with the most bridges in Europe and one of the largest ports in Europe. With a harbour tour you can explore the variety of the port of Hamburg from the best perspective - directly from the water!
Barkassen-Meyer has been offering a classic 'Big Harbour Tour' for 100 years. The attractions to be seen depend on the daily news as well as the tide. Experienced skippers, traditionally called 'He lücht', explain the sights of the harbour and offer a new perspective on Hamburg.

One or two hours: the basics or the true size of the port

Choose how much port you want to experience! A 1-hour 'Big Harbour Tour' past many of the port's highlights or a 2-hour 'XXL Harbour Tour' which will show you the unimaginable dimensions of Hamburg's harbour.
At the Landungsbrücken, the 1-hour 'Great Harbour Tour' begins with launches or passenger ships that lead compactly through the harbour with container terminals and ships, as well as through the Speicherstadt, if the water level permits. Daily highlights are of course taken into account.

At the Überseebrücke starts the 2-hour 'Harbour Tour XXL' with launches. During this intensive tour you will discover the true greatness of the harbour. It leads through the harbour with the various container terminals and ships, the Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and daily updated to the very large pots in the Waltershofer harbour, the cruise ships and yachts that moor for short visits to the harbour.

For 100 years at the landing bridges

Barkassen-Meyer belongs to Hamburg, just like ebb tide belongs to high tide. The company with a long tradition was founded in 1919 as a classic launcher company for harbour transport and tug work. From the very beginning, tours for private individuals were offered. Until today Barkassen-Meyer is a firm component in the picture of the port of Hamburg. On the occasion of the anniversary, the new member and the tenth ship of the fleet, the MS ENNSTAL, set sail. What is special about the new ship is that it is part of the collection of exclusive art launches and was designed by Udo Lindenberg as the 5th of its kind. For special tours, part of the ticket price will be donated to the Udo Lindenberg Foundation for young artists and social projects.

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Hamburg CARD Discount

Harbour tour XXL (from Überseebrücke)

  • Adults: 22,00 € instead of 28,00 €, Savings: 6,00 €
  • Children (4-14 y.): 11,00 € instead of 14,00 €; Savings: 3,00 €

Big harbour tour (from Landungsbrücke 2 and 6)

  • Adults: 13,00 € instead of 18,00 €; Savings: 5,00 €
  • Children (4-14 y.): 6,00 € instead of 9,00 €; Savings: 3,00 €

Maps for harbour tours are available at the Tourist Information and at the jetty.

Hamburg CARD

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

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1h Harbour Tour Meyer

Harbour tour
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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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Hamburg Port Anniversary Final Tour Meyer

  • Last highlight of the Hamburg Harbour Birthday
  • Farewell to the ship parade
  • Excellent view directly from the water

Hamburg Port Anniversary Final Tour Meyer
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In May, the Port of Hamburg will be celebrating its 831st anniversary with a wide range of events on land and sea. One of the many highlights is the traditional closing parade in which more than 300 vessels mark the end of the anniversary celebrations. This tour takes you to the heart of the action, providing close-up views of the sailing ships, tall ships and container ships in the parade.

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Hamburg Port Anniversary Entrance Parade Meyer

  • First highlight of the harbour birthday
  • The official greeting of the guest ships
  • View from the water
  • More than 300 vessels 

Hamburg Port Anniversary Entrance Parade Meyer
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From 39.50
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In May, the Port of Hamburg will be celebrating its 831st anniversary with a wide range of events on land and sea. Two of the many highlights are the traditional opening and closing parades in which more than 300 vessels mark the start and end of the anniversary celebrations. This tour takes you to the heart of the action, providing close-up views of the sailing ships, tall ships and container ships in the parade.

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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.

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