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Harbour cruises in Hamburg

Experience Hamburg from the water

When you visit Hamburg, don't miss a boat cruise through the harbour. Whether you take a hop-on, hop-off launch ride, an atmospheric round trip in the evening or a high-speed tour - there's something for every taste.

HIGHLIGHTS Port and Fleet Tours

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)
To offer
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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Historische Fleetfahrt

Historische Fleetfahrt

  • Historical boat ride
  • Origins of the international port
  • Modern harbour launch

Historische Fleetfahrt
To offer
From 24.00
Historische Fleetfahrt

Hamburg harbour – past and present: discover the history of one of Europe's largest ports. Climb aboard a modern harbour launch and explore the origins of this fascinating international port. Visit the canals in the city centre, sail through two locks to the oldest bridges, the town hall, the historical warehouse district and parts of the harbour.

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Harbour tour

Harbour Round Trip Ehlers (1 hr.)

  • Cosy harbour tour 
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Possibly cultural Speicherstadt

Harbour Round Trip Ehlers (1 hr.)
To offer
From 14.00
Harbour tour

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 110 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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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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Evening Lights Tour Abicht

Lichterfahrt Abicht (1 Stunde)

  • One of a kind night-ride
  • Illuminated facades
  • Sea of ​​lights of the Hamburg harbour
  • Maritime barge or  salon ship
Lichterfahrt Abicht (1 Stunde)
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From 13.00
Evening Lights Tour Abicht

Hamburg at night - one-hour ride on our maritime barges or comfortable salon ships through the special evening atmosphere of the harbor basin. At appropriate Tide, the ride leads through the canals and canals of the historic Speicherstadt, with its magically illuminated bridges and office buildings. The illuminated facades of the historic warehouse district, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, as well as the nocturnal sea of lights in one of the largest ports in the world, form the ever-changing backdrop of the Evening Lights Tour.

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SIGHTSEEING A trip across the Hamburg harbour

The Port of Hamburg is one of the largest ports in the world. All the more impressive is the scale of a harbour tour. During the 1-2-hour round trips through the port of Hamburg you will pass numerous maritime sights of the city of Hamburg.

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Cap San Diego

The White Swan of the South Atlantic - The "Cap San Diego" was built in 1961 as a cargo ship and has been a museum ship with a fixed berth at the Überseebrücke in Hamburg since 1986.

Cap San Diego

Cap San Diego

Überseebrücke
20459 Hamburg

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Container terminals

Approx. 85 million tons of goods are shipped daily at the four terminals of Europe's second largest container harbour.

Container terminals

Containerterminals

Waltershofer Damm
21129 Hamburg

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Dockland

A few years ago, a particularly prominent office building was built at the Fischereihafen with DOCKLAND.

Dockland

Dockland

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

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Elbe beach

The Elbe beach near Övelgönne is a pretty hot tip in summer. When the temperatures rise and the sun burns, nothing is more refreshing than a jump into the cool water.

Elbe beach

Elbstrand Wittenbergen

Övelgönne 66
22559 Hamburg

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Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is truly building of superlatives and has set itself the goal of becoming one of the ten best concert halls in the world. The fact that it has the best chances to get there is not only due to the spectacular architecture, but also to the unique acoustics.

Elbphilharmonie

Elbphilharmonie

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
20457 Hamburg

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Fish auction hall

The FISH AUCTION HALL was built in 1894 and is the impressive centre of the traditional Fish Market.

Fish auction hall

Fischauktionshalle

Große Elbstraße 9
22767 Hamburg

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  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
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Buzzing City by the Water
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From 128.00

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Pass Hamburg's landmarks, the Michel and the Elbphilharmonie, journey along the Landungsbrücken and once through the entire Speicherstadt... During a round-trip tour of Hamburg you will see all the important sights and historic spots in Hamburg.

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