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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

1. Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water. Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

2. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

3. Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

Hire a tour guide for your bus trip through Hamburg. Your guide will join your group in the city center or at your hotel, and then you can get on with the tour. See the many sides of the city center, or the impressive Köhlbrand Bridge and the harbor. You can make stops where you wish, so that you can take photos of Hamburg’s skyline, the Außenalster (Outer Lake), or the harbor. Discover interesting facts about the origin and history of the city at the respective locations. Admire the beautiful sights including St. Michael's Church, the fascinating Speicherstadt, and the modern HafenCity. Stop at HafenCity and the Altona Lookout to see the huge cruise ships and observe the cranes working in the harbor. Enjoy the view into the busy harbor from the Köhlbrand Bridge.

Hamburg: Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Hamburg: Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour

Experience Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood! St. Pauli is not only the city’s red-light district - it is also a residential area known for its bars, cafés, and much more. Learn lots of interesting things, such as where the border used to lie between St. Pauli and the formerly Danish city of Altona. You will also find out why St. Pauli once had a king. Tour highlights include Herbertstrasse, the Silbersack Bar, and the Große Freiheit, where the Beatles performed when they were first starting out. You'll also visit nightclubs with desk phones, see an air-raid shelter, and view Herbertstrasse from the outside, since women aren't allowed to enter. Soak up the neighborhood's unique atmosphere! Explore St. Pauli's exceptional past and go to the places where Freddy Quinn was discovered, where the Beatles held their first concerts, and where Hildegard Knef fell off a bar stool. Find out where Germany's first movie theater was located, and learn about the curiosities that awaited its visitors.

Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

5. Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

Discover the Port of Hamburg with a modern scavenger hunt and enjoy the maritime flair of the Hanseatic City. Start the tour at the Bahnhof Landungsbrücken and enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With the GPS device you'll come across many, for instance; the Elbphilharmonie, the Old Elbe Tunnel, Landing Bridges, Harbor Police, cruise ship terminal, fish market and docklands. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups) - certain tasks can only be completed with the help of the organizer or the other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 3 different routes (Altona, HafenCity or Steinwerder), each of which includes a journey with a harbor ferry. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

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What people are saying about Altona

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based on 1,239 reviews

Our family (4 people) really enjoyed the guided tour with Melanie. According to the guide, the tour could only be adapted due to the corona. The information on the individual stages was very helpful and informative. The individual stations that we headed to from 5 a.m. were the Reeperbahn including the Kiez bakery, the old Elbe tunnel, landing bridges, a short port trip and, at the end, the fish market. The coffee and the Franzbrötchen at the beginning of the tour were worth their weight in gold.

The tour was comprehensive and informative. We say many of the important districts of Hamburg and the architectural buildings we were hoping to see. The tour was informative and the guide was very funny.

Great tour, although it would be great to have an English-speaking tour guide or at least get headphones to be able to listen to their English online-guide.

A really great trip with lots of interesting information. Melanie guided us all through this tour with her witty, lively manner. Any time !!

Super harbor tour, very informative and entertaining