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Canal trip through Hamburg

On an Alster steamer over the city's waterways.

Guests of the Elbe metropolis who would like to taste of the spirit of the city should take time for a canal trip in Hamburg.

A leisurely cruise on an Alster steamer along the former Hanseatic lanes transports you back in time to the days of pepper sacks and lets a trace of sea air blow around your nose. The mighty ocean giants are booming nearby, a cruise ship is parked across the way... this is more a canal-like place - the second largest German city can be so diverse: modern, moderate, maritime and also quite cosy.

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Alster Round Trips

Discover Hamburg with a ride down the Alster. Enjoy the many canals that go down the Inner and Outer Alster and experience a completely different side of Hamburg.

Alster Round Trips
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Harbour Round Trips

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.

Harbour Round Trips
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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…

Maritime Hamburg
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The most beautiful cafés & restaurants along the Elbe Cafés & restaurants where you can watch ships

We have compiled a list of the best places where you can watch the arriving and departing ships with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake or a delicious dinner.

Cafés & restaurants where you can watch ships
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Cruise Destinations from Hamburg

The gateway to the world - one name given to the port city of Hamburg. Our map shows you all the destinations that cruise ships leave for from Hamburg.

Cruise Destinations from Hamburg
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The Elbe

You can experience the "big pots" - big ships - up close at numerous places along the Elbe. Apart from the Landungsbrücke and the fish market, there are numerous other spots where you can experience the maritime lifestyle.

The Elbe

Book your tickets now! Harbour round-trips in Hamburg

Harbour tour
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1h Harbour Tour Meyer

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

1h Harbour Tour Meyer
To offer
From 14.00€*
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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Blankenese
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Harbour Tour and Trip to Blankenese

  • Relaxed boat trip
  • FRS Hanse Ferry
  • See all highlights from the water
  • Shore leave in Blankenese

Harbour Tour and Trip to Blankenese
To offer
From 18.00€*
Blankenese
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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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Harbour tour
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1h Harbour Tour Ehlers

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

1h Harbour Tour Ehlers
To offer
From 10.00€*
Harbour tour
© Felix Neumann

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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Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
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Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

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Bahnhit
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Train special Our Bestseller

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Train special
To offer
From 185.00
Buzzing City by the Water
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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
To offer
From 128.00
MiniaturWunderland
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Miniatur Wunderland at its Best Top-Attraction

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • VIP entry to Miniatur Wunderland (no queuing)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth EUR 26.50
Miniatur Wunderland at its Best
To offer
From 56.00

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Get to know Hamburg! Discover Hamburg

All possible top tips, everything about Hamburg's city areas, Hamburg like a local, the greater metropolitan area and much more.

Discover Hamburg
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"Moin" & Welcome Hamburg Ahoi

Welcome to the Hansa City - or as we say, "MOIN!" - Discover our favourite restaurants & cafés and find out about many events and insider tips for your visit to the city on the Elbe.

Hamburg Ahoi
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Everything is possible in Hamburg. See & Explore

The city on the Elbe with Germany's most well-known harbour offers its guest city life at its best, with once-in-a-lifetime shopping, cultural and outdoors experiences. Enter the fray, discover gastronomical delights or shop to your heart's content!

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