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On the waterway in Hamburg's districts

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Discover Hamburg's districts from a different side! Hamburg offers numerous opportunities to go on a discovery tour. How about visiting the different districts from the waterway? We have summarized the best possibilities for you here.
Port, Reeperbahn, St.Pauli, HafenCity, Elbe suburbs

With the HADAG harbour ferries you can reach numerous districts of the city without any problems via the waterway. The yellow ferries can be used with a normal HVV ticket and go as far as Teufelsbrück. Here you can reach districts such as Altona, Finkenwerder, St. Pauli and HafenCity quickly and easily. On your journey you can then admire Hamburg from a completely different side. If you would like to get to know the port even better, you can also take part in one of the numerous harbour tours that start from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken.

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. With the line you can reach places like the emigrant museum BallinStadt, the HafenCity or the Speicherstadt. From here you have a unique view of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. To end the day in a particularly romantic way, you can visit one of the light cruises, during which you can admire the port of Hamburg in the evening with all its bright lights.

Old Town/New Town, Around the Alster

ATG Alster Touristik's tours allow you to 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 a different angle. From the Stadtparksee you have a unique view of the planetarium. On request you can also drive up to the Vier- and Marschlanden.

HafenCity, East Hamburg

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

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