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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.

Hamburg CARD Discount

Big Harbor Tour

With Hamburg CARD, Hamburg CARD Local, Hamburg CARD Premium or Hamburg CARD Premium Plus

Adults: 16.00 € instead of 22.00 €; Savings: 6.00 €, Children (4-14 y.): 8.00 € instead of 11.00 €; Savings: 3.00 €

Harbor Sightseeing Tour XXL

With Hamburg CARD, Hamburg CARD Local, Hamburg CARD Premium or Hamburg CARD Premium Plus

Adults: 22.00 € instead of 28.00 €; Savings: 6.00 €, Children (4-14 y.): 8.00 € instead of 11.00 €; Savings: 3.00 €

from 11.90 €

Hamburg CARD

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

Eastern HarborTour
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Easter bonfire trip on the Elbe Barkassen Meyer

  • Evening-boat trip
  • Blankenese to Wittenbergen beach
  • Easter fires on the beaches
  • Lounge music on board
Easter bonfire trip on the Elbe Barkassen Meyer
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From 30.00 €*
Hafenrundfahrt Meyer Englisch
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1h Harbour Tour Meyer (English)

  • International  harbour tour 
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Possibly cultural Speicherstadt
1h Harbour Tour Meyer (English)
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Hafenrundfahrt XXL Meyer 2 Stunden
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2h Habour Tour Meyer

  • Cosy harbour tour 
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Possibly cultural Speicherstadt
  • 2h Habour Tour Meyer
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    From 33.00 €*

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    Where to watch ships

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    St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn

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