Go on a light tour with a traditional barge and cruise the illuminated Hamburg harbor for approximately 90 minutes. Admire the romantic lights and…
Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic…
On this tour, experience the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg. Discover the many facets and impressive dimensions of the port and learn…
Experience an exciting 1-hour harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, the HafenCity, the numerous…
Experience the best of Hamburg with a 1-day, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Ride a double-decker bus, getting off at any of the tour’s 29 stops…
Explore Hamburg with a classical Hanseatic harbor tour. Experience the World Heritage Site of Speicherstadt, the classical harbor promenade, the Elbe…
Discover the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on this tour of Hamburg and profit from the knowledge of an expert guide. Stroll through the historic…
Discover Hamburg’s most exciting and beautiful districts with your family at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Save money with a…
Discover Hamburg your way with a Hop On/Hop Off Ticket. Get on and off as often as you want at all stops, or take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy…
Top sights in Hamburg
One of Europe's largest ports and the reason for Hamburg's nickname 'Gateway to the World,' the Hamburg Harbor is a great spot to check out when you're in the city.
The port is almost as old as the city itself and for centuries has been the center for trade between central Europe and the rest of the world.
This legendary fish market is a must see for all visitors to Hamburg - and they don't just sell fish. You can pick up pretty much anything here. It's well worth a look!
Every May, Hamburg celebrates the birthday of the port. It's a great party atmosphere and an exciting experience, if you're in the city at this time.
The Hamburg Harbor is also a main site of culture in the city, with various museums, musical theaters, bars and restaurants close at hand.
Of course you can visit the Hamburg Harbor at any time of the year, however the best time for tourists is around the Hafengeburtstag, which normally takes place around the 5th of May.
If you're planning a visit to Hamburg, looking for accommodation close to Hamburg Harbor is a great idea, as you'll be close to a number of top sights, as well as many great bars and restaurants.
- When should I visit?
- Open all day, every day of the year! Attraction visiting hours vary.
- Is it expensive?
- A stroll along the water is free, but boat ride prices vary by company.
- Will I need a guide?
- Definitely! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- This attraction is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional information
- ** Check out the Hamburg CARD, which offers transportation and sight discounts.*
What people are saying about Hamburg Port
It was a nice tour where you can learn a lot about Hamburg.. if you understand German :) The presentation in German language was extremely loud, in the background, which covered the sound of the guide in our headphones. So practically if you don't understand German, you will not get much from your headphones anyway. We've participated in other tours before across Europe and it's the first time we had this issue. Normally each person had their own headphones with their selected language, regardless the country where the tour is taking place. This was different. But besides this, the tour was ok and I recommend it if your are there for a short stay, because there are a lot of beautiful places in Hamburg to see :)
Great time with Phillip Donnellon on last Saturday in late July. This bike tour was amazing for several reasons. Phillip knows his history, we had a smaller group which made navigating that much easier, we were able to hope on the ferry to Elbphilharmonie, Elbi Tunnel cruising on the bikes again, St. Pauli. We covered so much ground which was amazing and washed it down with a cold brew to finish the tour. Bikes were super comfortable and in great shape. No wobbles, worn seats/handlebars etc. I'm 6'5 and usually the one size fits all puts me in a tough place. 3 speed.
Decent boat with friendly employees! The captain is describing the sights and adjusts his commentary to the ships that currently lie in the harbour, this makes it a great experience! We got to see both the city of Hamburg as well as the impressive harbour at the other side of the river! Highly recommended!
Nice tour around the harbour including close encounters with the big container ships which was the most impressive part. Captain knew a lot about the history of the harbour and the current boats and ships in the harbour. The close pass-by with the Elbphilharmonie was also great.
It was well worth it. It's nice to see the Harbor and Hamburg from the water. The only problem was that we had a hard time understanding the Captain. Might need to look into a different speaker system.