On the waterway in Hamburg's districts

Discover Hamburg's districts from a different perspective!

Hamburg offers numerous possibilities to go on a discovery tour. How about visiting the different parts of the city from the waterway? We have summarised the best possibilities for you here.

1.HADAG harbour ferry

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© Silvano Ballone

Harbour, Reeperbahn, St.Pauli, HafenCity, Elbe suburbs

With the HADAG harbour ferries you can easily reach numerous parts of the city by water. The yellow ferries can be used with a normal HVV ticket and go to Teufelsbrück. Here you can reach districts such as Altona, Finkenwerder, St. Pauli and HafenCity quickly and easily. On your journey you can admire Hamburg from a completely different perspective. If you would like to get to know the harbour better, you can also take part in one of the numerous harbour tours starting from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken.

 

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HADAG harbour ferry

  • Address St. Pauli Fischmarkt 28
    20359 Hamburg

HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst AG

St. Pauli Fischmarkt 28
20359 Hamburg

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2.Maritime Circle Line

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BallinStadt, Harbour, HafenCity, Speicherstadt

If you want to experience Hamburg in a unique way, the ferries of the Maritime Circle Line are the right choice. In addition to Hamburg Harbour, the ferry line also reaches places such as the BallinStadt Emigration Museum, HafenCity or Speicherstadt. From here you have a unique view of the Elbphilharmonie. To round off the day in a particularly romantic way, you can visit one of the light tours, where you can admire the Hamburg harbour with all its bright lights in the evening.

 

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Maritime Circle Line

  • Address Bei den Sankt Pauli-Landungsbrücken 10
    20359 Hamburg

GREGORS GmbH - Maritime Circle Line

Bei den Sankt Pauli-Landungsbrücken 10
20359 Hamburg

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3.FRS HanseFerry

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© FRS HanseFerry
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Blankenese & Elbe suburbs


Those who want to get to Blankenese by water can do this best with the ships of the HanseFerry. From the Landungsbrücken, via Teufelsbrück, the ferry continues to Blankenese. Once there, you can relax on the Elbe beach or climb the stairs.  Those who already get out before and want to explore the area can easily take one of the next ferries at the same or another jetty.

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FRS HanseFerry

  • Address St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 8
    20359 Hamburg

FRS HanseFerry

St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 8
20359 Hamburg

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4.ATG - Alster Tourism

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Old Town/New Town, Around the Alster

With tours from Alster Touristik you can discover the Alster and the many small Alster canals and observe the urban flair from the water. Let yourself be enchanted by the white villas and marvel at the numerous allotment gardens from another side. From the city park lake you have a unique view of the planetarium. On request you can also travel to the Vierlanden and Marschlanden.

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ATG - Alster Tourism

  • Address Jungfernstieg
    20354 Hamburg

Alster-Touristik (ATG)

Jungfernstieg
20354 Hamburg

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5.Bergedorfer shipping line

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© Manfred Stempels
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© Wolfgang Köhler
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HafenCity, Hamburg East

You can reach the east of Hamburg with the Bergedorf shipping line. The voyage leads through the port of Hamburg, along HafenCity, through the Vierlande and Marschlande and ends in the heart of Bergedorf. Here you can experience numerous attractions from the water and admire the many green areas of the Vierlanden and Marschlanden. If you want to start from Bergedorf, you can also take the tour in the other direction.

 

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Bergedorfer shipping line

  • Address Serrahnstraße
    21029 Hamburg

Bergedorfer Schiffahrtslinie GmbH

Serrahnstraße
21029 Hamburg

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Historische Fleetfahrt
© Ralf Brunner

Historische Fleetfahrt

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

Historische Fleetfahrt
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From 24.00
Historische Fleetfahrt
© Ralf Brunner

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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Blankenese
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Big harbour and Elbe cruise to Blankenese

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

Big harbour and Elbe cruise to Blankenese
To offer
From 18.00
Blankenese
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

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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Alster Tour
© Jörg Modrow

Alster Round Trip

-Delightful Inner and Outer Alster

-Traditional steam-boat

-Beautiful Alsterpark and villas

Alster Round Trip
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From 16.00
Alster Tour
© Jörg Modrow

Sightseeing on the water is a great way to see Hamburg. From the delightful Inner and Outer Alster lakes you can admire pretty Alsterpark, the villas and whole fleets of sailing boats. On a one-hour steamer tour, you cruise once around Outer Alster lake, close enough to the banks to appreciate its special charm and to get a completely different impression of the city of Hamburg.

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